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Variety names Primary Wave’s Amy Ortner and Sam Rhulen for Power Of Law 2022 list!

Congratulations to two of the women on Primary Wave’s Business Affairs team – Amy Ortner and Sam Rhulen – for being featured on Variety’s Power Of Law 2022 list!

Check out the full article on Variety.

 

Amy Ortner, Samantha Rhulen

IN-HOUSE

General Counsel

VP, Legal Affairs & Business Development

Primary Wave Music

Ortner and Rhulen, Primary Wave Music’s legal team, closed key acquisitions worth more than $500 million in 2021. In the fourth quarter alone, Rhulen closed more than $200 million worth of deals, while Ortner has negotiated more than $350 million of acquisitions since joining the company in May. Among assets recently landed: estates of James Brown and Toto’s Jeff Porcaro, works from Def Leppard, Paul Rodgers, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley and Mike Starr, Survivor’s Jim Peterik, and the Regent Music and Jewel Music catalogs. Beyond that, the pair oversees all legal and business affairs with regard to asset management and exploitation, content development and branding initiatives. Projects they’ve facilitated: an immersive Las Vegas show built around the music of Bob Marley, Sun Records-centered podcast “Midnight at the Sun Diner,” a …

Cypress Hill Celebrate 4/20 with a Documentary and NFTs

Yesterday, Cypress Hill celebrated 4/20 in style:

 

🍃 The Cypress Hill documentary “Insane In The Brain”premiered on Showtime. Director Estevan Oriol uncovers a treasure trove of never-before-seen archival footage to tell the unique, smoke-filled story of the almighty Cypress Hill.

 

🍃 Cypress Hill’s second #NFT collection with Unblocked officially dropped! Build your collection get access to signed merch, pre-released music, and more! inrhthm.com/store. 🔥

Erica Campbell Performed on VerzuzTV

On Easter Sunday, VerzuzTV hosted a showdown between two of Gospel music’s greats – BeBe & CeCe Winans and Mary Mary – featuring Primary Wave client, Erica Campbell.

Erica performed her new single, Positive, as part of a robust set which included the featured artists’ greatest hits.  A special appearance by Stevie Wonder capped off the incredibly inspiring evening.

Check out highlights on Billboard here:

https://www.billboard.com/music/rb-hip-hop/memorable-moments-mary-mary-bebe-cece-winans-easter-verzuz-1235060133/

Tom Hamilton’s limited edition Collectionzz poster sells out!

Last week, Collectionzz announced the release of a special, very limited edition autographed screenprint of Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton – and within 48 hours, the posters sold out!  Congrats to Tom and the Collectionzz Team for a successful launch. Tom signed all prints by hand, and each print comes with a certificate of authenticity from Collectionzz. Check out the limited edition, now sold out poster at: iconic.collectionzz.com.

Illustration by Vance Kelly.

EVEN STEVENS IS THE LATEST CREATIVE TO PARTNER WITH PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC

EVEN STEVENS IS THE LATEST CREATIVE TO PARTNER WITH PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC

THE PARTNERSHIP WILL SEE THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING POWERHOUSE ACQUIRE A STAKE IN THE SONGWRITER’S MUSIC PUBLISHING CATALOG

SONGS INCLUDE “WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN,” “I LOVE A RAINY NIGHT,” “DRIVIN’ MY LIFE AWAY,” AND “LOVE WITH TURN YOU AROUND”

New York, NY (April 13, 2022) – Grammy nominated songwriter Even Stevens is the latest creative to join the Primary Wave Music family. The deal, which was announced today, will see the independent publishing giant acquire a stake in the songwriter’s music publishing catalog. In addition, Primary Wave has also confirmed an administration and marketing agreement to represent Even’s recent and future work. Songs included in the deal include songs from the award winner’s legendary career, such as the number one pop hit “I Love A Rainy Night”, the multi-platinum smash “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” the top ten, Grammy nominated song “Drivin’ My Life Away,” and many more.

Terms of the deal will also give Stevens access to the Primary Wave marketing, digital and branding teams, as well as the publishing infrastructure which includes licensing and synch opportunities.

“It is a privilege …

Boyz II Men – Perfect Harmony – Battle Of The Songs March Madness Bracket

Primary Wave celebrate March Madness with Boyz II Men’s Perfect Harmony –Battle Of The Tunes campaign that features some of the groups most popular songs being paired against each other in a March Madness-style bracket.

This 4-week campaign allowed fans to cast their predictions and votes on the songs they think will win each round. Every correct prediction earns points for that bracket, and the most accurate bracket will win a signature prize pack. At the conclusion of this campaign, we have collected over 40K votes, and 3,000 predictions resulting in a 7% increase in streams, and a half million impressions across social platforms.

Watch now on ESPN an exclusive interview with the group!

 

 

Erica Campbell debut’s new single “Positive” and announces special live stream brunch “Positively: ME” on March 19th!

“POSITIVE” is the lead single from Erica’s upcoming third studio album, scheduled to be released on September 23rd. The beautiful and uplifting song was written by Erica Campbell, Warryn Campbell and Juan Winans and produced by Warryn Campbell for My Block Inc. “Words have power. Positive is a good word even though it’s now connected to something else due to COVID,” Erica Campbell said. “I just wanted to take that word back and give it the power it deserves. Being positive, thinking positive, knowing that God is sovereign and in control. Knowing the difference between what He is doing and what I am trying to do,” she adds.

(VIDEO LINK) “POSITIVE” by ERICA CAMPBELL

(AUDIO LINK) “POSITIVE” by ERICA CAMPBELL

“POSITIVE” 

On Saturday, March 19th, in honor of the new single release, Erica will host the POSITIVELY ME: Special Livestream Brunch Event With Erica Campbell And Friends. Tickets are available for purchase now at POSITIVELY ME. Also, on April 17th, Easter Sunday, Erica’s episode of the critically-acclaimed “Uncensored” on TVOne will be airing and through the UNCENSORED lens, viewers get an unfiltered perspective on the journey they have taken to achieve their dreams and …

MARTINA MCBRIDE IS THE LATEST TO PARTNER WITH PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC!

MARTINA MCBRIDE IS THE LATEST TO PARTNER WITH PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC

THE PARTNERSHIP WILL SEE THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING POWERHOUSE ACQUIRE A STAKE IN THE AWARD-WINNING SINGER’S MASTER ROYALTIES

SONGS INCLUDE “INDEPENDENCE DAY,” “THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS,” “A BROKEN WING,” “VALENTINE” AND OTHERS

Critically acclaimed Country Country music icon Martina McBride is the latest legendary artist to partner with Primary Wave Music. The deal, which was announced today, will see the independent publishing powerhouse acquire a stake in the award winner’s master royalties for her first ten albums released by Sony, as well as master copyrights for her 2014 release Everlasting and 2018’s It’s the Holiday Season. This exciting partnership includes a number of the Grammy nominee’s biggest hits across her incomparable 30+ year career. Songs include “Wild Angels” which was released in 1995 and shot to number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, giving Martina her first number-one single on that chart. Additional songs include her second number-one single, “A Broken Wing” and the top 5 hit “This One’s for the Girls.” Her 1993 single “Independence Day” is also included in the partnership. Since its release, the song has been placed on several lists including CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs of …