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June 9th, 2017

New York, NY (June 9, 2017) – Primary Wave Music Publishing, one of the leading U.S. independent music publishing companies, announced today a deal with the five-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer, CeeLo Green and his newly formed Octopus Publishing. Primary Wave will provide financing to the Atlanta-based publishing company, allowing Octopus Publishing to use its tentacles to find the hottest new writers and producers in the business. CeeLo Green, generally regarded as one of the worlds great lyricists, will focus more of his time finding the great writers and the composers of tomorrow.
Of this new joint venture with Primary Wave Music Publishing, Green said “The solidarity shown with this public statement reaffirms a bond of business, loyalty, and logic.” He goes on, “Although accomplished in my own right, my plan is to continue learning under the expertise of Larry Mestel and company.”
Lawrence Mestel, Founder & CEO of Primary Wave Music Publishing, adds, “CeeLo is an incredible singer, songwriter, producer and is a true partner to the team here at Primary Wave.” He goes on, “From his work with Goodie Mobb to his solo career and as a member of Gnarls Barkley, he has proven himself to be a true visionary. CeeLo will be an enormous magnet attracting and cultivating the greatest artistic talent.”
With hit songs including “Don’t Cha” and “Crazy” under his writing belt, Green is the perfect partner to discover, sign and develop top talent in the songwriter and producer world. As an entertainer and businessman, Green cannot be summed up in just one title. Not only is he a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer, Green is also a television personality, actor, entrepreneur, pop culture and fashion icon. In 2010, CeeLo received four Grammy nominations and won “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” for his hit single “Forget You” (aka “F*ck You”), with the song going on to be certified GOLD in the United States. He has also seen incredible success as one part of the critically acclaimed duo, Gnarls Barkley along with DJ/producer Danger Mouse. Upon releasing their first single “Crazy” in 2006, the duo shot to #1 status on various singles charts around the world and won two Grammy Awards. In 2013, CeeLo completed a Las Vegas residency “CeeLo Green is Loberace” at Planet Hollywood. Two years later, he finalized a deal for a new joint venture with SONY Music and launched Mothership Entertainment. In addition to his incredible success as a recording artist and songwriter, CeeLo completed four seasons as a judge/mentor alongside Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on the NBC hit show, The Voice.