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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

It’s everybody’s favorite day of the week ! These Primary Wave artists have released some great songs to start your week...
04/03/2020

It’s everybody’s favorite day of the week ! These Primary Wave artists have released some great songs to start your weekend with!

🎵“The Best”🎵 - Josiah and the Bonnevilles (publishing)

🎶“I Choose”🎶 - Jon Levine (management)

04/03/2020
Maggie Koerner

In case you missed it: Maggie Koerner's livestream for Sofa King Fest! 🤩 A great way to take a break from everything and enjoy some live music 🎶

Thank y'all for joining me at Sofa King Fest for my very first livestream! Please share this with your friends and family during this very isolating time. If you're feeling generous, please donate to my venmo www.venmo.com/maggie-koerner, my Paypal [email protected] or my charity of choice www.feedthefrontlinenola.org.

12:15 Shadows
17:22 Shades of Grey
23:50 Storyteller
30:14 If I Die
35:25 Images
42:30 Dear Curtis

04/02/2020
Paul Anka

Well done Paul Anka 🎶

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

04/02/2020
Happy Birthday Larry!

Wishing a very happy Primary Wave birthday to our Founder + CEO - Larry Mestel! 🎁🎈🎉🎊🎂

Great to have the one and only Justin Hayward from Moody Blues on our marketing meeting today 🤘
04/02/2020

Great to have the one and only Justin Hayward from Moody Blues on our marketing meeting today 🤘

Glenn Gould knows best 🙏🏼
04/01/2020

Glenn Gould knows best 🙏🏼

03/31/2020
#PrimaryWomen • Meet: Lorena Garcia

Wrapping up our #PrimaryWomen series is Digital Marketing Manager Lorena Garcia!

Based in NYC, Lorena is a Digital Marketing Manager at Primary Wave. Hear all about Lorena’s favorite parts of building an online campaign, as well as the importance and impact of women in the music industry, in the full interview on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/primarywave !

🎶: "Gallery"- Dresage
Produced by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds
Written by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds

03/30/2020

Smokey Robinson's been celebrating the 45th Anniversary of "A Quiet Storm" 🎶Think you know everything about this record? Watch this video to get the facts straight!

03/30/2020
#PrimaryWomen • Meet: Deborah Klein

#PrimaryWomen • Meet: Deborah Klein

From running a record label to being a full-time artist manager, Deb Klein has seen the ins and outs of the music biz!

Based in LA, Deb is an artist manager at Primary Wave, managing artists such as @Melissa Etheridge, Cypress Hill, Plain White T's, and more. Deb’s long and profound experience in the music industry has led her from law school to leading a label to artist management and so much in between. Check out Deb’s story in the full interview on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/primarywave !

🎶: "Gallery"
Performed by Dresage
Produced by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds
Written by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds

03/29/2020
#PrimaryWomen • Meet: Lexi Todd

#PrimaryWomen • Meet: Lexi Todd

Music Attorney by day, rock star by night, Lexi Todd is working the music industry inside and out!

Based in NYC, Lexi is the Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Primary Wave. Hear more about Lexi’s favorite part of deal-making, balancing being a musician while working in the business, and her thoughts on women in the music industry in the full interview on our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/primarywave !

🎶: "Gallery"
Performed by Dresage
Produced by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds
Written by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds

Wishing Bill Gaither a Happy 84th Birthday today! 🎂👏🎶🎉
03/28/2020

Wishing Bill Gaither a Happy 84th Birthday today! 🎂👏🎶🎉

03/28/2020
#PrimaryWomen • Meet: Carla Bennett

#PrimaryWomen • Meet: Carla Bennett

We’re thrilled to kick off our #PrimaryWomen series with Carla Bennett!

Based in LA, Carla is a part of Primary Wave’s Artist Management department - managing day-to-day for Plain White T's.

Hear more from Carla about her experience in the music business and her favorite industry trends in the full interview on our Youtube page: http://youtube.com/primarywave

🎶: "Gallery"
Performed by Dresage
Produced by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds
Written by Keeley Bumford & Cyrus Reynolds

The best way to end your week is with some new music!  These #PrimaryWave artists just released some new tunes! 🙏🤘More T...
03/27/2020

The best way to end your week is with some new music! These #PrimaryWave artists just released some new tunes! 🙏🤘

More Than Enough - THEY. (Dante Jones - publishing)

Daze Inn - Carlie Hanson (publishing)

Suicide Down - Livvi Franc (publishing)

Looking for some entertainment during these challenging times? Join Melissa Etheridge, Skip Marley, and an extraordinary...
03/27/2020

Looking for some entertainment during these challenging times? Join Melissa Etheridge, Skip Marley, and an extraordinary lineup of entertainers tonight at 9:09PM ET Urherelive's YouTube channel for the LIVE premiere of You Are Here, the world's first weekly stay-at-home digital variety show: https://bit.ly/URhereYT #YouAreHere

03/26/2020
What the World Needs Now - for Virtual Orchestra

We're loving all the love Burt Bacharach's "What The World Needs Now" is getting in these trying times. This classic song truly stands the test of time! Check out the virtual orchestra from Berklee College of Music Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Just a little something to brighten your day. What started as an idea on my flight home from college ended in a collaboration with some of the most incredibl...

03/26/2020
SAM SMITH

We're loving all the love Burt Bacharach's "What The World Needs Now" is getting in these trying times. This classic song truly stands the test of time! SAM SMITH 🙏

Just woke up. Having a coffee and felt like singing. I haven’t felt like singing for a few weeks now. Feels good. Have a beautiful day today everyone. The sun is out for you ###x

We’re excited to be closing off this Women’s History Month by showcasing some of our Primary Wave Women! Tune in Saturda...
03/26/2020

We’re excited to be closing off this Women’s History Month by showcasing some of our Primary Wave Women!

Tune in Saturday for the first episode of #PrimaryWomen, and follow our YouTube at YouTube.com/PrimaryWave for the full videos!

Stay calm and safe, folks! Looking for something to listen to? Check out The Wave playlist: http://bit.ly/TheWavePW ✨PS:...
03/24/2020

Stay calm and safe, folks! Looking for something to listen to? Check out The Wave playlist: http://bit.ly/TheWavePW

PS: This batch of songs has been curated by The Interrupters 😎

Day 7 of Primary Wave #WorkFromHome and our team has got new their offices all set up! Can't stop the wave 🤘🌊
03/23/2020

Day 7 of Primary Wave #WorkFromHome and our team has got new their offices all set up! Can't stop the wave 🤘🌊

TGIF! Crazy week, no? Start your weekend right with new tunes from these amazing Primary Wave artist for New Music Frida...
03/20/2020

TGIF! Crazy week, no? Start your weekend right with new tunes from these amazing Primary Wave artist for New Music Friday !

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“The Early Years” album boxset - Def Leppard (publishing)

“Tongue Tied” - xSDTRK (publishing)

“1501” & “I Got So High That I Saw Jesus” M-PHAZES (management)

“Tomorrow Me” Hot Chelle Rae (management)

“Baby Girl” - Jeremih (publishing)

“Love You More” - Livvi Franc (publishing)

Primary Wave artist LP will be doing a live stream today at 1PM PST! You won't want to miss it!
03/20/2020

Primary Wave artist LP will be doing a live stream today at 1PM PST! You won't want to miss it!

Tomorrow 1pm PST/ GMT-7 !!!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe St. Patrick's Day!
03/17/2020

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe St. Patrick's Day!

03/16/2020
Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge spreading joy online! Catch her Facebook live sessions every day at 3PM Pacific 🎶🙏

Hello and welcome. I will be coming to you live everyday at 3:00pm with a song and some connection. Much love.

Marley fans - Although BeachLife Festival has been postponed, you can still support U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving...
03/16/2020
Chill with Ziggy and Stephen Marley at the BeachLife Festival

Marley fans - Although BeachLife Festival has been postponed, you can still support U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment) and enter for a chance to chill with Ziggy and Stephen Marley!

For all the details: https://www.omaze.com/products/bob-marley-beachlife

U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment) supports various efforts in Jamaica and other developing areas around the world which include building new schools, operating health clinics, and focusing on youth and mentorship programs.Your donations will directly benefit three main projects U.R.G.E. is focused on: Improving the Chepstowe Basic School in Jamaica with new roofing, playground equipment and school supplies. A free dental clinic that will serve over 150 youth in the area. And the One Love Youth Camp, an inclusive summer camp experience that positively affects the lives of Jamaican teens through music and art in a safe camp environment.

YOU AND A FRIEND WILL: Meet up with Ziggy and Stephen Marley to hang, snap photos and get to know each other during their rehearsal for BeachLife Festival Watch Ziggy and Stephen’s Bob Marley Celebration to honor their dad’s 75th birthday from side stage and enjoy the rest of the festival with a...

Kick off this weekend with the newest releases from these Primary Wave artists!Maggie Koerner - “Images"Alina Baraz - “M...
03/13/2020

Kick off this weekend with the newest releases from these Primary Wave artists!

Maggie Koerner - “Images"

Alina Baraz - “Morocco feat 6LACK” - Co-Written by Dante Jones

Jocelyn Alice - "Missing Me"

03/12/2020
Primary Wave Welcomes Burt Bacharach!

We're excited to announce a long-term strategic partnership with the award-winning, iconic composer, songwriter, record producer, and performer Burt Bacharach!

Welcome to the family Jim Brickman Music and congrats to Green Hill Music!
03/09/2020

Welcome to the family Jim Brickman Music and congrats to Green Hill Music!

Today we are proud to be celebrating International Women's Day and acknowledging the female artists and coworkers on the...
03/08/2020

Today we are proud to be celebrating International Women's Day and acknowledging the female artists and coworkers on the Primary Wave team!

To continue this celebration, throughout the month of March we will be highlighting the wonderful women who work in our office - so stay tuned! #PrimaryWomen

Another weekend another New Music Friday 🎉 Check out some awesome tunes released by these Primary Wave artists🎶🎧🎵“I Am a...
03/06/2020

Another weekend another New Music Friday 🎉 Check out some awesome tunes released by these Primary Wave artists🎶🎧🎵

“I Am a Woman” Samsaruh (publishing)
“New White Panda” ft. Jocelyn Alice (publishing)
“Stay” Hot Chelle Rae (management)

Studio time with Smokey Robinson! Great session with Pink Sweat$, Anthony Jones, and  Angelica Camacho 🎧
03/05/2020

Studio time with Smokey Robinson! Great session with Pink Sweat$, Anthony Jones, and Angelica Camacho 🎧

Following a 24-city European tour, the boundary-breaking hologram concert, An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston ...
03/03/2020

Following a 24-city European tour, the boundary-breaking hologram concert, An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert will make its North American debut with an extended residency at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino ! Tickets for #WhitneyVegas go on sale this Friday, March 6, at 10 am online.

#StopFightingSongwriters
03/03/2020

#StopFightingSongwriters

Spotify + AmazonMusic #StopFightingSongwriters

02/29/2020
Air Supply Interview on CBS Sunday Morning

Air Supply Music has been perfecting their blend of romantic ballads and rock for more than four decades, with a gift for making love out of nothing at all.

Check out this interview from CBS Sunday Morning where Correspondent Nancy Giles talked with Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell 🌞

Watch the full interview here: http://bit.ly/CBSAirSupply

02/28/2020

It’s that time of week again! Kick off the weekend with “Pirouette”, an #NMF-featured track from Hello Chiiild’s newly released album, “Synthetic Soul”.

The album was co-written & co-produced by PW Publishing client XSDTRK.

Check it out 🎶

02/24/2020
Bell Biv DeVoe celebrate 30 years of POISON!

The pioneers of the New Jack Swing celebrate 30 years of their groundbreaking, iconic single POISON! The impact and longevity of this song will be celebrated for decades to come. Congratulations Bell Biv DeVoe ! 🎉 🎊 #poison30 #bbd4life

Earlier this month, the T. Thomas Cultural Center in Red Bank, NJ honored William James “Count” Basie with the reading o...
02/24/2020

Earlier this month, the T. Thomas Cultural Center in Red Bank, NJ honored William James “Count” Basie with the reading of letters from “A Love Letter to Count Basie: The Kid from Red Bank.” Read about the event in this article, or head to bit.ly/38U8GQF to check out News 12’s coverage of the celebration!

Start your weekend right by turning up the volume on these brand new tracks from Primary Wave artists for #NewMusicFrida...
02/21/2020

Start your weekend right by turning up the volume on these brand new tracks from Primary Wave artists for #NewMusicFriday!

🎶🎧🎶

Congrats to COIN for releasing their 3rd album Dreamland! (PW songwriters)
HotChelleRae – Tangerine (managed by PW)
Howard – Extended Play EP (PW publishing)
Hiko Momoji – Twinkle (PW publishing)

02/20/2020
Primary Wave Welcomes Air Supply!

We're thrilled to welcome our newest publishing clients, Air Supply Music, to the Primary Wave team!

Read more here: bit.ly/PWAirSupply

02/17/2020

“TRIUMPHANT”, says Rolling Stone . Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band comes to select theaters on February 21st. Tickets: http://bit.ly/OWBTickets #OnceWereBrothers

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the holiday with this playlist full of wonderful love songs, just in time for Valentine...
02/14/2020
Valentine's Day, a playlist by Primary Wave on Spotify

Happy Valentine's Day! Celebrate the holiday with this playlist full of wonderful love songs, just in time for Valentine's Day!🌹❤️

Celebrate the holiday with this playlist full of wonderful love songs, just in time for Valentine's Day!

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