Primary Wave Buys Music Rights from Estates of Layne Staley and Mike Starr of Alice in Chains

Primary Wave Music has acquired music rights from the estates of Layne Staley and Mike Starr of the legendary grunge band, Alice In Chains. The deal will see the publisher acquire a stake in Layne Staley’s and Mike Starr’s music publishing catalog, as well as master royalty income stream. Some of the royalties acquired include Man In the Box, Rooster, and No Excuses, as well as their hit recording Would? which was released in 1992 and appeared in the film Singles, and on the Singles soundtrack.

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