PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC ENTERS INTO A MARKETING AND ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT WITH THE FAMILY OF HENRY MANCINI
TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT WILL NOW SEE PRIMARY WAVE REPRESENTING THE MUSIC PUBLISHING CATALOG FOR THE OSCAR WINNING COMPOSER
The independent publishing powerhouse Primary Wave Music has announced today another legendary partnership. The publisher has entered into an agreement to market and administer the catalog of the legendary American composer, Henry Mancini. As part of the agreement, Primary Wave will now represent the late composers’ music publishing catalog which includes some of his most well-known songs.
Included in this agreement is music that encompasses some of Mancini’s most cherished and notable compositions such as the Oscar nominated songs “Charade” and “Dear Heart.” The latter was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Song” and appeared on Andy Williams album Andy Williams’ Dear Heart. Additionally, songs from Peter Gunn will now be administered by Primary Wave. Released in 1958, “The Music from Peter Gunn” is a soundtrack album that accompanied the TV series. It was the first album to win the Grammy for “Album of the Year” in 1959 and has since been selected by the Library of Congress as an addition to the National Recording Registry. Primary Wave will also represent “The Pink Panther Theme” song in North America. Released in 1963, the composition was nominated for “Best Original Score” at the Academy Awards and won a Grammy and has since been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
In addition to representing Mancini’s music publishing catalog, Primary Wave will also work with his family and estate to not only market his catalog, but also his name and likeness. Considered to be one of the greatest composers in the history of film, Mancini won four Academy Awards (including two for the songs “Moon River” and “Days of Wine and Roses”), a Golden Globe, and an incredible twenty Grammy Awards over his unparalleled five decades-long career. As part of the deal, the Mancini family and estate will now have access to Primary Wave’s entire marketing infrastructure for branding and marketing opportunities to continue to honor Mancini’s iconic brand and legacy. You can read Henry Mancini’s full bio here.
“We’re honored to welcome the legacy and legendary music of Henry Mancini to Primary Wave,” says Marty Silverstone, Partner and SVP of Creative/Head of Sync at Primary Wave Music. He goes on, “There are very few composers or songwriters in all of modern music whose body of work and very name carries so much weight. Our team is very excited to work with the Mancini family to generate new and creative opportunities for this iconic catalog.”