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SPIRIT OF SYLVIA (UPDATE)
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STREAMING SONGS CHART: CLIMBERS
Shock of the new (10/11a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: CAPTAIN KIRK
Da teen vs. DaBaby (10/11a)
SUPERM WINS THE CHART BATTLE
Unexpected drama (10/14a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
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An uber-competitive category (10/14a)
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WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
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Pub Crawling
SHAW SIGNS WITH PRIMARY WAVE
10/7/19

Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a stake in the music publishing catalog and master artist royalties of Styx’s Tommy Shaw. Included in the deal are  some of Shaw’s biggest hits from Styx—“Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Renegade,” “Fooling Yourself”— a handful of compositions from Damn Yankees (“High Enough,” “Where You Goin’ Now”) and Shaw Blades (“My Hallucination,” “I’ll Always Be With You”) plus his solo work.

Shaw praised Primary Wave, saying, “discovering their enthusiasm about their relationship with me has been an eye opener and I’m looking forward to all that lies ahead. The music I’ve had the honor of writing, recording and performing over the past several decades by myself and with some incredible writing partners has been the soundtrack of a wonderful life so far. Now to have the Primary Wave behind it all, it’s gonna be fun to see where this new road leads us.”

RALEIGH IS "THE LION" KING
9/26/19

Raleigh Music, a boutique pubbery with offices on both coasts, has inked a deal for the catalog of Hugo Peretti, which notably boasts the timeless smash “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” as well as the Elvis Presley giant “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

Raleigh Music Group co-founder/partner Peter Raleigh describes Peretti as “a legendary songwriter who created works that speak to the elusive quality of love and the timeless rhythm of nature.”

 “We are thrilled and excited to represent this incredible catalog. It’s a wonderful addition to our iconic roster of recognizable hit songs,” adds co-founder/partner Steven Storch.

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” adapted by Peretti and cohorts from the South African song “Mbube,” was something of a folk standard before it became a Pop hit for The Tokens in 1961. It's been covered countless times since, and earns regular film and TV syncs.

Founded in 2015, Raleigh reps iconic compositions by Presley, George Gershwin, Anthony Newley, Bo Diddley, America, Lords of the Underground, Jerry Ragovoy, Willy Deville, Lester Sill and Muhammad Ali, as well as contemporary writers such as composer Randy Edelman and singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick.

UMPG RE-SIGNS THE XX
9/24/19

British group The xx have extended their global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group following a decade with the company. Over the course of their tenure, the band secured a Mercury Prize win for their debut, which reached #3 on the U.K. charts and was followed by two #1 albums. 

Mark Gale, VP International A&R and Director of A&R at UMPG said: “We originally signed The xx purely on the basis of a set of songs we heard and loved. It’s been extraordinary to see the artist and individuals that they’ve evolved into. They are constantly looking forward and challenging themselves creatively.

"It’s a huge privilege and compliment that after 10 years they continue to trust all of us at Universal Music Publishing with their songs.”