New York, NY, January 9, 2008 — Primary Wave Music Publishing today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Steven Tyler, including acquiring an interest in his copyrights, to market songs he has written and co-written. Mr. Tyler, the lead singer and creative force for Aerosmith, America's greatest all-time rock and roll band, is a writer of such legendary hits as “Walk This Way,” “Love In An Elevator,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion” and “Jaded.” Mr. Tyler’s extraordinary catalog is comprised of approximately 160 songs.
Aerosmith conquered the music and video charts with a combination of power ballads and riff-driven classics and they continue to thrill fans, both old and new, with their amazing live performances all around the world of the songs that have produced the most gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums for any American group. Steven Tyler's footprints on rock music’s landscape are indelible as evidenced by his induction, as a member of Aerosmith, in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
“Steven Tyler is an icon. He has written many of rock music’s most popular and compelling songs, with melody lines and lyrics, catapulting Aerosmith to superstardom,” said Larry Mestel, Chairman and CEO of Primary Wave.
Added Mr. Mestel, “Steven’s high-energy performances continue to captivate audiences around the world from singing The Blues”¦to Ballads of the Bedroom”¦to his sharp-edged, raw vocals. Primary Wave is thrilled to be partnering with Steven and marketing his amazing collection of songs and enhancing the value of his music.”
“Primary Wave takes publishing to the next level. It’s the perfect place for my catalog,” said Steven Tyler. “I love the passion and commitment that Larry and his team put into marketing songs. Primary Wave’s expertise will ensure that my catalog will continue to rock generations well into the future and boldly go where no songs have gone before.”