Primary Wave Music’s catalog acquisition deal with Patrick Leonard
Primary Wave Music has struck a catalog acquisition deal with Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Patrick Leonard, Music Business Worldwide reports.
The deal sees the company acquire his rights in his music publishing and recorded music catalogs, as well as his master royalties as a producer and also encompasses Leonard’s share of songwriter royalties from his work with Madonna.
Primary Wave says that the deal will see it enter into “go-forward deals” with Leonard to administer his publishing as well as distribute his masters on all future projects.
Additionally, the company says that Leonard will also now have access to its marketing team and publishing infrastructure, which includes digital strategy, licensing, synch opportunities as well as film, television and theatrical production.
Los Angeles-based songwriter, producer, keyboardist, and film composer, Patrick Leonard has collaborated with artists such as Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Jewel, Robbie Robertson, Leonard Cohen and more. He’s probably best known, however, for his long-time collaboration with Madonna.
As a performer, Patrick was a founding member, as well as principal songwriter, for early 90’s progressive-pop studio band, Toy Matinee.
He also founded his own label, Unitone, through which he has released his own original music. The 1997 album Rivers was his first offering. That album was reissued and distributed by Rounder Records in 2000.
Patrick Leonard said:
A while back, when I was making multiple albums a year, there was a group of people that I did work for and did work for me that I both depended on and respected.
It was a bit like an extended family and really, there’s been nothing like it since. When I met Larry and Adam and the formidable team at Primary Wave it was clear that it was all about music and the possibilities.
It was almost shocking and immediately reminded me of those years that were so productive for me. Honestly, I couldn’t wait to become a member of their vision.
Adam Lowenberg, Chief Marketing Officer at Primary Wave Music, said:
I am extremely excited to welcome Patrick Leonard to Primary Wave as he fits in perfectly with our family of artists.
I’m thrilled to begin developing innovative initiatives to help continue making the public aware of Patrick’s musical genius.
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