PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC’s latest acquisition brings the catalogs of legendary publishers BRILL BUILDING REGENT MUSIC CORPORATION and JEWEL MUSIC PUBLISHING CO., INC. in the company’s collection, with undisclosed terms beyond a description in the press release announcing the deal assigning a “multi-million dollar” value to the transaction. The compositions included in the catalogs include classics like works by LIONEL HAMPTON, THELONIOUS MONK. and DJANGO REINHARDT, songs performed by JACKIE WILSON, and tunes like “Pipeline”, “Apache”, “More Today Than Yesterday”, “Abraham, Martin and John”, “Silhouettes” and CHRISTMAS songs “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “I Saw Mama Kissing Santa”.
“The world of music has been great for me and I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most wonderful writers in the world,” said GENE GOODMAN, co-founder of REGENT and JEWEL. “I am proud to see the catalogs pass through such creative and capable hands. I wish (CEO) LARRY (MESTEL), (General Counsel) AMY (ORTNER), (COO) RAMON (VILLA) and the entire PRIMARY WAVE team much success in the years to come. I’m sure they’ll take REGENT and JEWEL to the moon.
“With the roots of TIN PAN ALLEY, collections of jazz, soul, R&B, surf and pop gems, and iconic holiday standards covered by artists across all genres, the REGENT and JEWEL catalogs are a living history of the diversity of music,” said ORTNER. “We are truly honored to be entrusted with these great works and inspired to build on 86 years of remarkable success.”
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