THE MUSIC PUBLISHER HAS ACQUIRED CHYNNA PHILLIPS’ COPYRIGHTS AND INCOME INTERESTS IN HER MUSIC-PUBLISHING CATALOG, AND WRITER’S SHARE OF CARNIE WILSON’S CATALOG OF MUSIC, AS WELL AS MASTER ROYALTIES FOR BOTH
SONGS AND RECORDINGS INCLUDED IN THE DEAL ENCOMPASS THEIR BIGGEST HITS AS MEMBERS OF WILSON PHILLIPS SUCH AS “HOLD ON,” “RELEASE ME,” AND “YOU’RE IN LOVE”
Primary Wave Music, the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world, has welcomed Chynna Phillips and Carnie Wilson to their incredible catalog of songwriters. In a deal announced today, the dynamic music publisher has acquired the copyrights and income interests in the music-publishing catalog of Phillips, and Wilson’s writer’s share for her catalog of music, as well as master royalties for both songwriters.
The acquisition covers many hits written by Phillips and Wilson as members of Wilson Phillips including “You’re in Love,” “Release Me,” and their number one smash “Hold On.” The song was the first single off the group’s Grammy-nominated debut album, Wilson Phillips, which has sold over ten million copies worldwide. Released in 1990, “Hold On” topped the Billboard Hot 100 and was the most successful single that year. The song won the Billboard Music Award for “Hot 100 Single” and received a Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Performance.” The trio saw two other number one singles with “Release Me” and “You’re in Love,” which was also nominated for a Grammy.
Terms also include name and likeness for both Carnie and Chynna and will now give both access to Primary Wave’s marketing and publishing infrastructure, which includes digital strategy, licensing, synch opportunities, and film & TV production.
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome both Chynna and Carnie to our family! Together as members of Wilson Phillips they took the pop music world by storm with their eponymous debut album filled with their signature harmony-rich sounds,” states Robert Dippold, Partner & President, Digital Strategy for Primary Wave Music. “In addition to writing unforgettable music, Carnie and Chynna also have an uncanny ability to reimagine and re-interpret songs putting their own stamp all their own. We truly look forward to getting creative with their catalog and hidden gem songs!”