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PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING ACQUIRES THE MUSIC RIGHTS TO THE DAVID ROSE MUSIC PUBLISHING CATALOG

June 5th, 2018

 

THE ACQUISITION INCLUDES PUBLISHING, MASTER AND SCORE RENTAL RIGHTS

 

Primary Wave Music Publishing, one of the leading U.S. independent music publishing companies, announced today they have acquired the music rights to the David Rose Music publishing catalog. The acquisition includes publishing and master royalties and features some of Rose’s most well-known music for many television series including “Little House on the Prairie,” “Highway to Heaven,” “Bonanza” among others. His work in composing music for television won him four Emmy awards. In addition, he was the musical director for The Red Skelton Show during its 21-year run on the CBS and NBC networks. An American songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist and orchestra leader, Rose’s other recognized compositions that are also included in the acquisition are “The Stripper,” “Holiday For Strings,” “Our Waltz,” “The Christmas Tree” and “Gay Spirits”.

 

“We are honored to place our catalog, scores, and masters with Primary Wave Music,” says Angela Rose White, David’s daughter and President of David Rose Publishing Co. She goes on, “We wanted to find a home for the catalog with an independent company and one that valued a classic pop and TV catalog. We can’t think of a better company for such evergreens as ‘The Stripper’ and ‘Holiday for Strings’ than Primary Wave.”

 

Lawrence Mestel, Founder & CEO of Primary Wave Music Publishing adds, “We are thrilled to add David Rose to our family of artists.” He goes on, “His legendary compositions and television theme songs are loved by so many people and we look forward to furthering the legacy of this incredible composer and songwriter.”