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PRIMARY WAVE'S SECRET AGENT MAN

Primary Wave Music has partnered with the estate of songwriter P.F. Sloan, who produced a number of Top 20 hits for artists like Herman’s Hermits, The Mamas and the Papas and The Turtles.

PW will acquire Sloan’s publishing and writer’s share as well as his master royalty income for some of Sloan’s biggest songs—from Barry McGuire’s 1965 protest anthem “Eve of Destruction” and Herman Hermits’ 1966 single “A Must To Avoid” to The Turtles’ 1966 hit “You Baby” and Johnny Rivers’ “Secret Agent Man,” which was famously used as the theme song for the television show Secret Agent.

Terms of the deal will also give the estate access to PW's marketing team and publishing infrastructure, which includes digital strategy, licensing, synch opportunities and film & TV production.

Jeremy Rosen, Stephen Feinberg and Jered Carman, who represent the P.F. Sloan Estate, shared in a joint statement, “Phil didn’t go to parties, he wrote songs. He was in every shop in town and all at once. That’s Phil’s opening on ‘California Dreamin.’ That’s Phil’s falsetto on ‘Little Old Lady From Pasadena.’ From ‘Eve of Destruction’ to ‘Secret Agent Man,’ his songs will live forever. Some say he was a genius," a sentiment that has never and will never be uttered about us.

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