Tag: primary wave
Primary Wave secures $1.7bn fund to buy more music rights
Is the music rights-buying market heading for a cooldown period? Not as long as investors are willing to pile money into it, perhaps.
October 7, 2022
Primary Wave buys stakes in Def Leppard masters and publishing
They're your average ordinary everyday kids... but in Primary Wave Music's eyes, rock band Def Leppard are also stars worth investing in.
February 1, 2022
Primary Wave’s Natalia Nastaskin: ‘I can ideate NFTs all day long…’
These are boom times for acquisitions of publishing catalogues, with the likes of Hipgnosis, Round Hill Music and Primary Wave competing.
January 20, 2022
Music NFTs roundup: Whitney Houston, Sound funding, Moda DAO…
Primary Wave Music and NFTs firm OneOf have a big figure to shout about from their recent auction of an NFT for Whitney Houston.
December 16, 2021
Pay up! Stay on the scene! Primary Wave buys into James Brown
Primary Wave Music isn't done with acquisitions in 2021 just yet: the company is partnering with the estate of James Brown.
December 14, 2021
Primary Wave buys more catalogue
Primary Wave has had a busy year: not only did it rustle up some new funding, it has signed a bunch of partnerships, and spent money on catalogues...
December 8, 2021
Primary Wave raises $375m and signs deal with Virgin Music
Primary Wave Music is well and truly in the game for buying music rights. This year alone it has acquired (in full or in part) catalogues from artists and/or songwriters including Dan Wilson, KT Tunstall, Jon Lind, Wilson...
June 14, 2021
Shakira and KT Tunstall sell stakes in their music catalogues
Two more musicians are selling their rights – or at least part of them – to investment companies. Shakira is the latest to throw in her lot with Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which has acquired 100% of her music publishing rights...
January 13, 2021
Hipgnosis adds £200m to debt facility for more acquisitions
It’s a day off for announcements of new Hipgnosis catalogue acquisitions, but there is still news about the company to report. It has increased its debt facility by £200m to £600m (around $814.4m) as it prepares to...
January 8, 2021
Primary Wave buys stake in the royalties of artist Air Supply
Soft-rock band Air Supply had some big hits in the early 1980s, and while the group continued as a going concern well into the 2010s, we’re a little surprised to be writing about them in 2020. But perhaps we shouldn’t...
February 20, 2020