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Primary Wave Official page of Primary Wave Music One of the most dynamic independent publishing and talent management companies in the world, Primary Wave Music is home to some of the most iconic songwriters and artists across the history of recorded music including Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Burt Bacharach, Prince, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Count Basie, Sly & The Family Stone, Boston, Alice Cooper, Paul Anka, Boy George, Steve Cropper, Glenn Gould, Air Supply, and many more.

Throughout the company’s 14-year existence, Primary Wave Music has embraced an entrepreneurial spirit, offering and executing proactive one-of-a-kind ideas, unique services and marketing campaigns for our artists. Primary Wave has earned a stellar reputation for being forward thinking and re-introducing classic artists and their music into the modern marketplace as well as nurturing young talent to become legends themselves. This success is based upon our team of seasoned and creative executives collaboratively working together closely with our artists as partners. As a company, we strive for excellence in the pursuit of iconic artists and catalogs that not only reflect great artistry, but moments of culture. Our management division is led by a team of the most passionate and creative people in our business who represent some of the world’s most critically acclaimed artists including Melissa Etheridge, The Isley Brothers, CeeLo Green, Cypress Hill, Bell Biv DeVoe, Fantasia, Eric Benét, Toots & The Maytals, Plain White T’s, and producers Mitch Allan, M-Phazes, Mag, Jon Levine amongst others. Primary Wave Music: Motivated. Forward thinking. Resourceful. Driven. Proactive executives protecting legacies and nurturing artists through every stage of their career.

Throughout the company’s 14-year existence, Primary Wave Music has embraced an entrepreneurial spirit, offering and executing proactive one-of-a-kind ideas, unique services and marketing campaigns for our artists. Primary Wave has earned a stellar reputation for being forward thinking and re-introducing classic artists and their music into the modern marketplace as well as nurturing young talent to become legends themselves. This success is based upon our team of seasoned and creative executives collaboratively working together closely with our artists as partners. As a company, we strive for excellence in the pursuit of iconic artists and catalogs that not only reflect great artistry, but moments of culture. Our management division is led by a team of the most passionate and creative people in our business who represent some of the world’s most critically acclaimed artists including Melissa Etheridge, The Isley Brothers, CeeLo Green, Cypress Hill, Bell Biv DeVoe, Fantasia, Eric Benét, Toots & The Maytals, Plain White T’s, and producers Mitch Allan, M-Phazes, Mag, Jon Levine amongst others. Primary Wave Music: Motivated. Forward thinking. Resourceful. Driven. Proactive executives protecting legacies and nurturing artists through every stage of their career.

Operating as usual

Our longest standing management client- CeeLo Green , will be on Celebrity Family Feud TONIGHT! On ABC at 8 PM EST, don’...
10/01/2020

Our longest standing management client- CeeLo Green , will be on Celebrity Family Feud TONIGHT! On ABC at 8 PM EST, don’t miss this!

Celebrating the life of soul legend Donny Hathaway on what would have been his 75th birthday 🎶✨
10/01/2020

Celebrating the life of soul legend Donny Hathaway on what would have been his 75th birthday 🎶✨

We're excited to announce new business relationship that sees Primary Wave making an investment in Lava Media businesses...
09/30/2020

We're excited to announce new business relationship that sees Primary Wave making an investment in Lava Media businesses, including the Lava Music and Lava for Good podcasts, and providing marketing and branding support for the podcasts as well as access to Primary Wave’s roster of artists and writers.

Read all about the new partnership with Lava Records on PrimaryWave.com, or this Variety article:

https://variety.com/2020/music/news/primary-wave-lava-podcasts-jason-flom-1234786912/

All of us at Primary Wave were saddened to hear of Mac’s passing. Not only was Mac an incredible singer and songwriter, ...
09/30/2020

All of us at Primary Wave were saddened to hear of Mac’s passing. Not only was Mac an incredible singer and songwriter, but he was our friend and we’ll miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time.

#MacDavis

09/29/2020
Tamar Haviv Music

Congrats to Primary Wave artist Tamar Haviv Music for the release of her new single "Come Together"!

Launched in partnership with Melissa Etheridge's Etheridge Foundation for National Recovery Month & Suicide Awareness Month, this song is a call to action for coming together with love, kindness and compassion for one another. Mental Health impacts everyone, and Tamar hopes this song brings you a bit of light in the darkness and reassures you that #YouAreNotAlone.

Check it out on YouTube 👇

Today is the world premiere of my new song, “Come Together”! This song speaks to everyone that is or feels, alone during this isolating time. It is a call to action for coming together with love, kindness, and compassion for one another.

I'm excited to share that I've partnered with
Melissa Etheridge's #EtheridgeFoundation to launch this music video, for #NationalRecoveryMonth & #SuicideAwarenessMonth. Mental Health impacts everyone and I hope this song brings you a bit of light in the darkness and reassures you that #YouAreNotAlone. #ComeTogether #NewMusic

The single is available on all streaming/download platforms!

Primary Wave

In exactly ONE WEEK, Holly Knight 2013 Inductee Songwriter Hall of Fame is kicking off her 6-week intensive (virtual) so...
09/29/2020

In exactly ONE WEEK, Holly Knight 2013 Inductee Songwriter Hall of Fame is kicking off her 6-week intensive (virtual) songwriting masterclass! ✨

Sign up + get more info 👉 [email protected]

Keep this Songwriting & Singing Legend In Your Prayers, from the Mac Davis Family...🙏...We are sorry to report that lege...
09/28/2020

Keep this Songwriting & Singing Legend In Your Prayers, from the Mac Davis Family...🙏

...We are sorry to report that legendary singer/songwriter Mac Davis is critically ill following heart surgery in Nashville. Your love and prayers will be deeply appreciated at this time. #PrayForMacDavis
Thank you,
The Davis Family

We’re thrilled that Whitney Houston and Kygo’s “Higher Love” has been nominated for a 2020 Billboard Music Award for Top...
09/27/2020

We’re thrilled that Whitney Houston and Kygo’s “Higher Love” has been nominated for a 2020 Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song! ✨

Tune in to the 2020 Billboard Music Award Ceremony on NBC on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:00 P.M. ET.

TGIF! It’s that time of the week again, and our artists’ new tracks are a great way to wrap up your week  🎶Listen here: ...
09/25/2020

TGIF! It’s that time of the week again, and our artists’ new tracks are a great way to wrap up your week 🎶

Listen here: https://bit.ly/PWNewWave

🌟 "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" - Karma Fields + shey baba // Cover of Boy George & Culture Club

🌟 "Ego" - Carlie Hanson + iann dior

🌟 "GRID" - Public Enemy + George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic + Cypress Hill

🌟 “I Know A Place: The Remixes (Pt. 1)” - Bob Marley

🌟 “Nectar” album by Joji // includes 3 tracks co-produced by TheDonuts
- Gimme Love
- Ew
- High Hopes ft. OmarApollo

On this day in 1930, Ray Charles was born. Join us in celebrating what would have been his 90th birthday by listening to...
09/23/2020

On this day in 1930, Ray Charles was born. Join us in celebrating what would have been his 90th birthday by listening to his music and remembering his legacy ✨🖤

09/22/2020

Celebrating 26 years of FRIENDS with the iconic theme song "I'll Be There For You" - written by Allee Willis!

Willis has said about the song: "Kevin Bright, who was one of the producers of Friends...said to them, 'We need someone who's very kooky, but commercial.' And as soon as someone said the word 'kooky' I would get the gig. So I co-wrote that song, I wrote it very, very fast, most of the music was there but it was only a 60-second piece at that point...and the song exploded."

09/21/2020
Primary Wave Welcomes Allee Willis Catalog!

Just in time to celebrate the 21st night of September ✨ we’re thrilled to announce and welcome the music publishing catalog of Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Allee Willis to the Primary Wave family!

🤩Celebrate the 21st night of September with Earth, Wind & Fire TONIGHT @ 7PM at EarthWindAndFire.com🤩

Allee Willis’s iconic songs include “September” and “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire, "I’ll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts (Theme from Friends), and more. Allee Willis was a one-woman creative think-tank-a multi-disciplinary artist and visionary thinker whose range of imagination and productivity knows no bounds.

Our CEO Larry Mestel says: “Her catalog is iconic, her songs are ageless. I am so thrilled to welcome her to the family and to be working with her trustees on some very exciting projects incorporating both her songs and her incredible life story.”

Read all about the new acquisition deal at PrimaryWave.com, and listen to Willis’ discography at http://bit.ly/PWAlleeWillis

We've got 9 brand new tunes for you on this New Music Friday from our Primary Wave artists! Enjoy your weekend with thes...
09/18/2020

We've got 9 brand new tunes for you on this New Music Friday from our Primary Wave artists! Enjoy your weekend with these great tracks🎶

Have a listen here👉 https://bit.ly/PWNewWave!

"Holy" - Justin Bieber + Chance The Rapper // co-written by Anthony Jones

“Come My Way” - Hot Chelle Rae

"You Are The Traffic" - COIN

“Freefall” - Whethan + Oliver Tree // co-written & co-produced by Tim Randolph

"Tunnel Vision" - Karl Michael

"Garden Song of Miracles" - Ziggy Marley + Stephen Marley

“Put Your Records On” - Ritt Momney // written by Steve Chrisanthou + John Beck

“Before Our Time” - Baby FuzZ + LP

“STCU” - THEY. + Juicy J // co-written by THEY.

Don’t miss our publishing client Burt Bacharach’s conversation with the Washington Post on Instagram!
09/18/2020

Don’t miss our publishing client Burt Bacharach’s conversation with the Washington Post on Instagram!

Going LIVE today with the Washington Post at 12 PM PST. We’re going to talk about my music—both new and old—we’ll also talk about what’s going on in the world today, and what I hope for in the future. We hope you tune in! https://instagram.com/washingtonpost

09/16/2020
Dresage

If you caught the newest ad for Apple's new iPad Air - then you've caught 'Bass Brain' by Dresage & Hark Madley!

Join us in congratulating our wonderful Dresage aka Keeley Bumford 🤩👏👏 and stream Bass Brain on your favorite streaming platform!

New spot for Apple‘s latest iPad Air announced during the keynote today!
Featuring a fun jam called Bass Brain by @Hark Madley and myself.
Available on Apple Music and all DSPs now!
Thank you Primary Wave Primary Wave Sync, Robert Kraft & Greater Goods Co. for being the best team always💜
Also thanks Mark 4 making music with me for an actual decade

Stream here: https://ffm.to/bassbrain

In exactly 3 weeks, Holly Knight 2013 Inductee Songwriter Hall of Fame will be kicking off a 6-week intensive Songwritin...
09/15/2020

In exactly 3 weeks, Holly Knight 2013 Inductee Songwriter Hall of Fame will be kicking off a 6-week intensive Songwriting Masterclass!

Email [email protected] to sign up & for more info 🤘🎶

09/14/2020
PRIMARY WAVE TURNS UP THE VOLUME ON STAFF – Primary Wave Music

With six new team members, Primary Wave turns up the volume on staff!

Read all about our Primary Wave team in the full press release: 🤩✨

https://primarywave.com/primary-wave-turns-up-the-volume-on-staff/

Since the start of the year, Primary Wave Music has announced both music-publishing acquisitions and management signings nearly every month. In an effort to support their growing roster of legendary and iconic artists, the company has announced they have hired six new team members to both their bran...

09/13/2020
Primary Wave Welcomes Nicky Chinn!

Primary Wave is proud to welcome Nicky Chinn to our music publishing catalog!

“Nicky Chinn wrote some of the most memorable songs of the 70s and 80s that still resonate with fans today. We are thrilled to welcome him into the Primary Wave family and our team is so excited to bring new life into these classic pop songs." - Lawrence Mestel, CEO & Founder of Primary Wave

We at Primary Wave are deeply saddened by the news of Toot’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and ...
09/12/2020

We at Primary Wave are deeply saddened by the news of Toot’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. It was an honor to have gotten to work with him very closely and we'll truly miss him and all of his treasured stories (not only about music but life and culture). RIP Toots Hibbert

It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.

The family and his management team would like to thank the medical teams and professionals for their care and diligence, and ask that you respect their privacy during their time of grief.

Mr. Hibbert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Miss D, and his seven of eight children.

We’re wrapping off our week with our artists’ newest tracks - have a listen here: https://bit.ly/PWNewWave! "Ok On Your ...
09/11/2020

We’re wrapping off our week with our artists’ newest tracks - have a listen here: https://bit.ly/PWNewWave!

"Ok On Your Own" - mxmtoon + Carly Rae Jepsen // produced & co-written by Pom Pom

"Numb" - written & performed by Kiiara + PVRIS ; co-written & co-produced by MAG

"Company" - Leyla Blue // produced & co-written by Pom Pom

“as long as you care” - Ruel // produced by M-PHAZES

"Everybody Wants You" - Johnny Orlando // produced & co-written by Pom Pom

“Moonchild” album by NIKI // includes 5 tracks co-produced by TheDonuts:
-Wide Open (Foreword)
-Nightcrawlers
-Pandemonium
-If There's Nothing Left
-Drive On

JUST ANNOUNCED: Count Basie's #GreatAmericanSwingContest ⏰🎶🎺 Are you destined to be the next big Jazz artist? With an es...
09/10/2020

JUST ANNOUNCED: Count Basie's #GreatAmericanSwingContest ⏰🎶🎺

Are you destined to be the next big Jazz artist? With an esteemed panel of judges including Branford Marsalis and Christian McBride – now is your chance!

Must enter to win by November 1, 2020. Details and information here: http://countbasie.com/

From all of us at Primary Wave - wishing a happy and safe Labor Day!
09/07/2020

From all of us at Primary Wave - wishing a happy and safe Labor Day!

Now Playing: the newest tracks from our Primary Wave artists! Another New Music Friday, just in time for the long holida...
09/04/2020

Now Playing: the newest tracks from our Primary Wave artists! Another New Music Friday, just in time for the long holiday weekend 🎶

Listen here: https://bit.ly/PWNewWave

"Therapy" - Jocelyn Alice

"Strange Days" - The Struts // produced & co-written by Jon Levine

"Lost Children" - CeeLo Green (management)

“Come Over” - VanJess // written and produced by M-PHAZES

“arsenic” - Glaive // written and produced by Tim Radolph

#MusicPublishing #PrimaryWave #NMF #NowPlaying #NewMusic #JustReleased #NewRelease

09/03/2020

In case you missed it: Catch Ziggy Marley's special live concert on YouTube 🎶🎸

Featuring songs from the Rebellion Rises album alongside his classic hits!

📺: youtu.be/2AucVmkS3M8

Primary Wave's cover photo
09/02/2020

Primary Wave's cover photo

In case you missed it: Join us in congratulating Gaither Music on their multiple GMA Dove Award nominations!
08/31/2020

In case you missed it: Join us in congratulating Gaither Music on their multiple GMA Dove Award nominations!

A huge congratulations to our artists who received 2020 GMA Dove Award Nominations! 🕊✨Tune in to the GMA Dove Awards ceremony October 30 at 8 PM ET/7PM CT on TBN!

New Music Friday is back and our #PrimaryWave artists have got some great releases! Check them out at our New Wave playl...
08/28/2020

New Music Friday is back and our #PrimaryWave artists have got some great releases!

Check them out at our New Wave playlist https://bit.ly/PWNewWave 🎶

"Legendary" - Tyrese Gibson featuring CeeLo Green [management]

"Use Me" album - PVRIS [Publishing]

"Say Something"- Emma McGrath [Publishing]

“Nights Like That” - BUNT. featuring Georgia Ku [Publishing]

08/26/2020
Billboard

Our own Carlie Hanson live NOW on Billboard! Check it out 🤩

I'm Carlie Hanson and I'm teaming up with Billboard to raise money for Downtown Women's Center with a Billboard Live At-Home performance! Watch now and drop your questions and donations below!

We are proud & honored to work with so many iconic song catalogs…. 🎶
08/22/2020

We are proud & honored to work with so many iconic song catalogs…. 🎶

Friday is here - and so is New Music Friday! Check out these new songs from #PrimaryWave artists and listen here: https:...
08/21/2020

Friday is here - and so is New Music Friday!

Check out these new songs from #PrimaryWave artists and listen here: https://spoti.fi/2ZVHfCW🎵

“Mother of the Sun” EP by Jefferson Starship (management)

“Paranoid” by Houses

“Good Enough” by Carlie Hanson

“No Therapy” by Felix Jaehn // co-written & produced by Robbie McDade of Bloodline

“Never Let You” by Kiiara

“Water” by Ryland James // produced and co-written by Jon Levine

The members of Jefferson Starship are touching down for a live-stream conversation around their new album “Mother of the...
08/20/2020
Rock Hall To Host Jefferson Starship Live Stream As Museum Tees Up Monthly Artist Events

The members of Jefferson Starship are touching down for a live-stream conversation around their new album “Mother of the Sun” in conjunction with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Tune in August 21st at 7PM ET on the Jefferson Starship page, and read all about the story in the Forbes article below 🌟

The event, in conjunction with the release of the band's new album "Mother of the Sun," will feature interviews and acoustic performances of new and classic songs.

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