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Primary Wave acquires an interest in the song catalog of Maurice White

June 11th, 2007

Primary Wave Music Publishing acquires an interest in the song catalog of Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire

Extraordinary Collection Include Hits “Fantasy”, “Shining Star,” “September,” and “Sing a Song”

NEW YORK, NY, MAY 23, 2007 — Primary Wave Music Publishing today announced that it has acquired an interest in the entire song catalog of Maurice White, the founder and frontman of Earth, Wind & Fire.  Among the top hits included in the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter’s catalog are “Fantasy,” “Shining Star,” “September,” and “Sing a Song.”


Earth, Wind & Fire has fused a wide range of music genres such as soul, funk, gospel, pop and R&B.  The world-renowned group has produced 15 hit singles and 26 gold and platinum albums.  White has also served as a producer for Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Jennifer Holliday and The Emotions.


“Maurice White is one of the most influential musicians of our time,” said Larry Mestel, Chairman and CEO of Primary Wave.  “His spiritually charged music crosses all cultural and ethnic boundaries, and we are looking forward to identifying and pursuing a wide range of opportunities.”


“The passion of Maurice’s songs, which combine upbeat music with messages, continue to resonate with audiences across the globe,” added David Simone, a partner at Primary Wave.


“I am excited to be working with the Primary Wave, which has extensive experience and a deep understanding of the music publishing business,” said Maurice White.  “Partnering with Larry, David and their team provides me with an opportunity to strategically market my catalog and keep my songs alive for a new generation of fans.”