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NEAR TRUTHS:
THE HOUSE WINS
I.B. Bad handicaps the Vegas Grammys. (1/18a)
ON THE COVER:
THE LUMINEERS
The downside of BRIGHTSIDE for Wes and Jer (1/18a)
HITS LIST MAKES
THE PLAYOFFS
A bunch of All-Pros takes the field. (1/18a)
COACHELLA LINEUP: HARRY, YE, BILLIE AND THE WHOLE THING
The poster has been printed. (1/13a)
UTA: A YEAR OF MOMENTUM
Agency reshuffles the deck. (1/18a)
OOH, LAS VEGAS
You're gonna make a poor boy outta me.
HOW I WISH THAT THERE WERE MORE
...than 24 hours in a day.
PALMS SWEAT, BLACKJACK
on a Saturday night
SIN CITY
Lamborginis and caviar Dry martinis, Shangri-La
Pub Crawling
WCM INKS CROMO X
1/13/22

Warner Chappell Music’s U.S. Latin division has partnered with Foundation Media Parnters to ink multi-platinum songwriter/producer/artist Cromo X, neé Martin Rodríguez, to a global co-publishing deal. 

The Dominican Republic talent has been behind hits like Bryant Myers’ 2x platinum “Gan-Ga” and platinum-certified “Tanta Falta,” as well as Becky G & Leslie Grace’s 2x platinum “Díganle.” He also contributed to Anuel AA’s 6x platinum 2020 album, Emmanuel, which debuted at #1 on the U.S. Top Latin Albums chart.

“Cromo is a standout talent who puts his own unique spin on everything he touches and infuses new sounds into his productions,” said Lazaro Hernandez, VP, A&R, U.S. & Latin America, WCM. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to Warner Chappell, and we're ready for what’s in store for his future.”

“I’m happy with this new stage in my career with the Warner Chappell family! The best is yet to come with all the music I have saved and what remains to be done,” added Cromo.

“Cromo is one of those rare superstars that doesn’t come around often,” added Foundation Media Partners’ President of the Latin Division, Paul Vasquez and COO, Harvey Russell

Como’s credits also include writing and producing for artists like Ozuna, Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, Farruko, Yande and more, while he’s also been featured as an artist on tracks from C. Tangana (“Traicionero”), Brytiago & Jon Z (“Crush”) and Myers & La Insuperable (“La Para”). 

Alongside Raul Lopez, Cromo is the co-founder of MVP X Records.

Photo credit: Jose Luis Canales (Chile)

WAVE IS ALL RIGHT NOW
1/12/22

Primary Wave has struck a partnership with Paul Rodgers,

Acquiring a stake in his music publishing catalog for Free and Bad Company, as well as master recording income streams for both bands. He will also create an imprint to be distributed by Sun Records where he can co-sign new artists and curate compilations for the label.

Rodgers says “Innovative, hardworking, cutting edge and courageous are just some of the adjectives that define Primary Wave. Given their deep knowledge of my catalog, joining forces with them seems a natural progression, to ensure that the messages and the music live on for the fans.”

Songs included in the partnership include “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” “Shooting Star” and “Wishing Well.”

“Paul Rodgers is one of, if not the greatest, singer in rock history,” said Larry Mestel, CEO & Founder, Primary Wave Music. He continues, “Now that Paul has expanded his partnership with Primary Wave, everything in the world is ‘All Right Now.’”

AMERICA'S PRIMARY CONCERN
1/12/22

Primary Wave Music has acquired Gerry Beckley’s and Dewey Bunnell’s rights in the America music catalog, which includes several re-records and certain name and likeness rights. Included in the deal are hits such as “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway” and “Tin Man.”

“We are proud of the music we produced across these decades, and look forward to watching the catalogue continue to enhance listeners’ lives for generations to come through the vision and actions of Primary Wave,” Bunnell said. “Meanwhile, we continue to actively pursue our careers as songwriters and performers into the 21st century.”

Barbara Rose, Partner in Primary Wave Music’s management division said America’s music was the cornerstone of her youth “Fifty years later, these songs still resonate with positive and uplifting memories of a time gone by. We are excited to work with Gerry and Dewey and their team on preserving these memories for future generations.”