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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.

Music Publishing, Talent Management, Digital & Brand Marketing Agency. NY: 116 E. 16th Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10003 LA: 10850 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #600 Los Angeles, CA 90024

Congratulations, Ramon!
06/17/2020
Billboard

Congratulations, Ramon!

For our second Pride List, 40 executives from across the music business share their biggest victories — and the actions they’re taking to cope with the pandemic and reaffirm the Black Lives Matter movement.

In case you missed it ‼️‼️ "The Breaks" was featured as the news item of the day on Timehop yesterday! Download the app ...
06/15/2020

In case you missed it ‼️‼️

"The Breaks" was featured as the news item of the day on Timehop yesterday! Download the app now to start dancing down memory lane 🤩👏

06/14/2020

On this day 40 years ago, June 14 1980, Kurtis Blow Walker's "The Breaks" was released - forever shaping the course of rap & hip hop music history!

Celebrate the anniversary by checking out this album facts video 👏 Which songs do you know of that sampled The Breaks?

🎶 It's the sweet sound of New Music Friday 🎶 Check out these new releases from our Primary Wave artists!🎶 "Got To Be Tou...
06/12/2020

🎶 It's the sweet sound of New Music Friday 🎶 Check out these new releases from our Primary Wave artists!

🎶 "Got To Be Tough" // Toots and the Maytals
🎶 "People Watching" // CeeLo Green
🎶 "This World" // THE MAIN SQUEEZE/ (co-written by Bryce Fox)
🎶"Lighthouse" // Georgia Ku

06/12/2020
Bob Marley

HAPPENING NOW: Watch Bob Marley & The Wailers “Live At The Rainbow” live-streaming in its entirety for the first time on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLkfzVSp49c&feature=emb_title

STARTING SOON! ⏱ Join us now on YouTube for a special watch party of the historic 'Live At The Rainbow' concert, remastered in HD for the first time ever! Stream starts at 3pm ET / 12pm ET.

📺: bobmarley.lnk.to/TheRainbow

As Primary Wave lays its path for making change, please join us in supporting the Black Community during this historical...
06/05/2020

As Primary Wave lays its path for making change, please join us in supporting the Black Community during this historical turning point.

For resources, charities, petitions and more information, visit https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/


Register to vote here: ballotpedia.org/Online_voter_registration

“STAND for the things you know are right”

#TheShowMustBePaused#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
06/01/2020

#TheShowMustBePaused

#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

Please consider supporting causes that represent your voice. #TheShowMustBePaused#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
05/30/2020

Please consider supporting causes that represent your voice.

#TheShowMustBePaused

#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

No better way to start the weekend than with new music! Check out these Primary Wave artists’ new releases this #NewMusi...
05/29/2020

No better way to start the weekend than with new music! Check out these Primary Wave artists’ new releases this #NewMusicFriday!

“London to Vegas” live concert albums by Def Leppard (publishing)
“U 2 Luv” by NE-YO // Co-written by Jeremih (publishing)
“s.a.d =(“ by Hiko Momoji (publishing)
“Disco Man” by Remi Wolf // Co-written by Olivia Waithe (publishing) // Produced by M-PHAZES (publishing)
“Hollywood Park” Album by The Airborne Toxic Event

Week 11, Day 74 of working from home and Zoom meetings -- Another great marketing execution meeting today #RideTheWave 🤩
05/28/2020

Week 11, Day 74 of working from home and Zoom meetings -- Another great marketing execution meeting today #RideTheWave 🤩

Tune in tonight!
05/27/2020

Tune in tonight!

You guys voted and the set list is locked! Tune in tonight at 8pm / 7pm CT on Facebook Live to see what other songs Tom will perform 😎🎶

05/27/2020
Primary Wave Welcomes Ray Charles

We are thrilled to welcome Ray Charles into the Primary Wave family, and are excited to work with his heirs to help shape the future of his legacy!

Happy Memorial Day 2020 from the Primary Wave team! Today, we're thanking and remembering those who have fought for this...
05/26/2020

Happy Memorial Day 2020 from the Primary Wave team! Today, we're thanking and remembering those who have fought for this country and the freedoms we all enjoy!

Tune in to the Plain White T's page TONIGHT at 8:00 PM for a live session with Tom!
05/20/2020

Tune in to the Plain White T's page TONIGHT at 8:00 PM for a live session with Tom!

Two events scheduled for this week! Join us for both? 🤘

Catch CeeLo Green tonight on The Voice! 🤩
05/19/2020

Catch CeeLo Green tonight on The Voice! 🤩

I’M BACK ON #THEVOICE !

But only for a night! Catch me performing tomorrow night on the season finale of The Voice with a few of the past coaches and the present team! This is gonna be EPIC ! Don’t miss it..... 🔥 #ceelogreen

🎉Happy New Music Friday! 🎉 Here’s what these Primary Wave artists have released this NMF! “Don’t Give Up” // Alice Coope...
05/15/2020

🎉Happy New Music Friday! 🎉 Here’s what these Primary Wave artists have released this NMF!

“Don’t Give Up” // Alice Cooper (publishing)

“Doing It All Together” // CeeLo Green (management)

“Hysteria Live at the O2” // Def Leppard (publishing)

“Nobody To Love” // Anthony Russo / co-written and produced by M-PHAZES (management & publishing)

“I Got So High I Saw Jesus“, “Young & Sad”, “End of Everything” // Noah Cyrus & worked on by M-PHAZES

“Now or Never” // Mystery Skulls (publishing)

Congrats on your releases, everyone!

05/14/2020
Adobe

A beautiful message from Adobe featuring Burt Bacharach - Legend's classic song, "What The World Needs Now" ❤️

The community is using their creativity to honor those keeping our world turning: https://adobe.ly/3fFhWMx #HonorHeroes

Check out our founder/CEO Larry Mestel chatting with Billboard all about how Primary Wave continues to operate while wor...
05/13/2020
How We Work Now: Primary Wave CEO Larry Mestel

Check out our founder/CEO Larry Mestel chatting with Billboard all about how Primary Wave continues to operate while working from home! ✨

BUSINESS How We Work Now: Primary Wave Founder/CEO Larry Mestel 5/12/2020 by Steve Knopper FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Courtesy of Primary Wave Larry Mestel In a new series amid the coronavirus pandemic, Billboard is asking individuals from all sectors of the music business to share stories of how the...

05/12/2020
Burt Bacharach - Legend

Wishing a very happy birthday to 6-time Grammy winner Burt Bacharach, who was born on this day in 1928! 🎊🎉🎈

Decades of classics! COMMENT BELOW your favorite song from Burt Bacharach 👇👇

We're happy to announce our new partnership with newly launched podcast content production studio, Audio Up! ✨Led by fou...
05/11/2020

We're happy to announce our new partnership with newly launched podcast content production studio, Audio Up!



Led by founder and CEO Jared Gutstadt, Audio Up is building an ecosystem of premium entertainment content within the music and audio space, and will use Primary Wave's vast financial and artistic resources to expand its platform and capabilities. From fictional scripted podcasts to unfiltered interview series, Audio Up's goal is to create a new and innovative form of IP.

It’s time to turn up your volume because it’s New Music Friday! Check out these new tunes from these Primary Wave artist...
05/08/2020

It’s time to turn up your volume because it’s New Music Friday! Check out these new tunes from these Primary Wave artists 🎉🎶

“Joan of Arc on The Dance Floor” // Aly and AJ (management)

“Warning” // I Break Horses (publishing)

“The Best (On the Back Porch)” // Josiah and the Bonnevilles (publishing)

“Beside You” // Georgia Ku (publishing)

05/06/2020
Paul Anka

Have you seen Paul Anka’s newest take on his classic song — “DON’T Put Your Head On My Shoulder” ? Brilliant!

A timely take on an old classic… have a listen to “(Don’t) Put Your Head On My Shoulder” (Social Distancing Version) my reimagining of "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" to reflect the importance of social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please share & Stay Safe.. - Paul

#togetherathome #stayhome #togetherapart #SocialDistancing #Covid19 #CoronaVirus #Corona #PaulAnka

Happy #NewMusicFriday! Check out these Primary Wave artists' newly released music! 🎉🎶 “She Said” by RIZ LA VIE // Co-pro...
05/01/2020

Happy #NewMusicFriday! Check out these Primary Wave artists' newly released music!

🎉🎶



“She Said” by RIZ LA VIE // Co-produced by Pom Pom (management)

“Now or Never” // Mystery Skulls (publishing)

“Ground Control” by Lourdiz // Co-written by Livvi Franc (publishing)

04/29/2020

In case you missed it...a few weeks ago we announced we've officially partnered with Justin Hayward of Moody Blues! We're thrilled to welcome Justin to the Primary Wave family 🎸🤩

For more info, head to PrimaryWave.com

Check out Music Aficionado's recent article - all about WAR THE BAND 🤩🎸🎷🎤
04/28/2020
Music Aficionado

Check out Music Aficionado's recent article - all about WAR THE BAND 🤩🎸🎷🎤

War was a hit-making machine in the '70s, churning out classics like "Cisco Kid," "Low Rider" and "The World Is a Ghetto." But writer Jim Farber argues their full albums had a range and depth that went far beyond their greatest hits.

04/27/2020
Songland

TONIGHT - publishing songwriter/artist Jocelyn Alice will be featured on the HER Music episode of NBC’s Songland! 🤩

Congrats Jocelyn - we can’t wait to watch the full episode tonight at 10/9c! 🎤

HER Music is giving songwriters a shot at their dreams. 🙌

Don't miss Songland MONDAY 10/9c on NBC.

The best way to end your week is by checking out these new tunes released by Primary Wave artists - happy New Music Frid...
04/24/2020

The best way to end your week is by checking out these new tunes released by Primary Wave artists - happy New Music Friday!

🎵🎶🎵

“Dive” by Victoria Monét // xSDTRK (publishing)

“So Good” by Whethan // Tim Randolph (publishing)

Artist Alina Baraz released her debut album “It was Devine” - featuring multiple tracks co-written and produced by our artists Dante Jones and xSDTRK:

Morocco ft. 6LACK // Dante Jones

Endlessly //xSDTRK

Off the Grid ft. Khalid // Dante Jones

More Than Enough // Dante Jones



Artists Nieman J + Eric Bellinger released their album “Optimal Music” - which has 2 tracks co-written by our publishing artists!

“Young Draco” // 12am

“Couch Standing” // Jeremih

04/20/2020
Gaither Music

Congratulations to Gaither Music on the release of Bill Gaither's newly released 'More Than the Music' podcast - now available wherever you listen to podcasts!

Presented by Game Show Network.

Listen here: https://gaithermusic.lnk.to/podcast

Mark your calendars for April 20! 🗓 Bill Gaither's More Than the Music podcast premieres Monday wherever you listen to podcasts. Here's a sneak preview of what's to come on season 1! 👇

More Than the Music is presented by Game Show Network.

Just in time for 4:20 on 4/20 - check out this playlist from Music Aficionado featuring Primary Wave artists Cypress Hil...
04/20/2020
Great Tunes for 4:20 PM

Just in time for 4:20 on 4/20 - check out this playlist from Music Aficionado featuring Primary Wave artists Cypress Hill, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh 🎧

A half-century ago (yeah, it was that long ago) five San Rafael high school students gathered to search for an abandoned crop of weed they'd heard about, at precisely 4:20 PM.They never found it. But one of them became a Grateful Dead roadie, and the catchphrase, uh, caught fire among Deadheads, the...

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