Primary Wave Acquires Majority Stake in Joey Ramone’s Music Publishing Assets

Primary Wave Music has acquired a major stake in Joey Ramone’s music-publishing assets. The deal includes income for songs across the Ramone’s full repertoire of music as well as non-exclusive rights to license Joey Ramone’s name and likeness. The Ramone’s first five albums — the 1976 eponymous debut, “Leave Home,” “Rocket to Russia,” “Road to Ruin” and “End of the Century” — are all considered classics, including songs like “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” “Rockaway Beach,” “Beat on the Brat,” “I Wanna Be Sedated” and many others.

Read the full article

More News

Protecting Your Musical Copyrights

Download our useful and frequently sought out guide to copyright law as it pertains to musical compositions and sound recordings, including detailed information regarding the statutory termination provisions of the US Copyright Act and helpful charts outlining the applicable timeframes during which the recapture rights provided for thereunder may be exercised, as well as practical tips for musical estates, music publishers, and other content owners.