Billboard Names Lisa Alter and Katie Baron to 2020 “Top Music Lawyers” List

Lisa Alter and Katie Baron have been selected for inclusion in Billboard’s prestigious list of “Top Music Lawyers” for 2020. This year's list honors the most prominent attorneys in the music industry, particularly those who have helped clients cope with the unprecedented economic and social upheaval of the pandemic.

Reservoir Acquires 16,000 copyrights from illustrious music publisher Shapiro Bernstein

In a momentous new deal, Reservoir Media acquired 16,000 copyrights from US music publisher Shapiro Bernstein. The expansive collection includes songs recorded by The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Michael Jackson, Edith Piaf, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Elton John, and more. Shapiro Bernstein’s catalog is home to timeless hits and current hits alike, including songs such as Let There Be Love by Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole, Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash, Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como, I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas and Lose Yourself by Missy Elliot to name a few.

Primary Wave to Market and Administer Expansive Burt Bacharach Catalog

In a new deal, Primary Wave will be marketing and administering the catalog of Burt Bacharach, with the option to acquire a partnership interest. Bacharach’s catalog includes over 500 compositions, with nine No. 1 songs and 48 top 10 hits. Bacharach recently received the ICON award, and his songs have been recorded by the likes of Perry Como, Dionne Warwick, the Beatles, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Neil Diamond, Patti Labelle, Elvis Costello, and Rod Stewart.

Primary Wave Acquires Majority Stake in Air Supply’s Music Publishing Catalog and Artist Master Royalty Stream

Primary Wave has acquired a 70% stake in Air Supply’s music publishing catalog and artist master royalty stream directly from band members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock. Air Supply is an Australian soft-rock duo that has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide and whose hits include "All Out Of Love," "Lost In Love," "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" and "The One That You Love".

Primary Wave Acquires Gasoline Alley’s Publishing and Master Royalty Stream, including Hits by Sublime

Primary Wave has acquired the music publishing and master royalty streams of Gasoline Alley, Inc. The deal encompasses Gasoline Alley's joint venture with Universal Music Publishing Group, which includes works from Gasoline Alley signees such as ska punk band Sublime. Sublime rose to fame in the mid-1990’s with hits "Santeria," "Badfish," "Wrong Way" and "Doin' Time." The agreement also includes Shai's 1992 R&B single "If I Ever Fall In Love."

Primary Wave Acquires a Majority Stake in Donny Hathaway’s Estate

In a new partnership with Donny Hathaway's Estate, Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a majority ownership interest in the soul legend's music publishing catalog and artist master royalty stream. Donny Hathaway was recently honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is known for his iconic hits including "The Ghetto," "Someday We’ll All Be Free," "Love, Love, Love”, and the holiday classic, “This Christmas.”