Primary Wave Music has acquired the music catalog of legendary songwriter and musician P.F. Sloan in a multi-million-dollar deal. Sloan, who passed away in 2015, wrote hit songs during the 1960s music scene in Los Angeles, collaborating with Steve Barri. Their songs were performed by popular musicians, including the Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, and the Mamas and the Papas. Sloan’s anti-war anthem “Eve of Destruction” became a number-one Billboard hit in 1965. As part of the agreement, Sloan’s estate will gain access to Primary Wave’s marketing team and publishing infrastructure.
This acquisition adds to Primary Wave’s impressive portfolio, which includes the music rights of iconic songwriters, artists, and labels such as Bob Marley, Prince, and Whitney Houston. Over the past year, the company has made several high-profile deals, including acquiring a number of Whitney Houston hits, striking a deal with rock band Skillet, and buying a portion of Europe frontman Joey Tempest’s publishing catalog. Primary Wave’s founder and CEO, Larry Mestel, has emphasized the company’s commitment to maximizing the value of the music and creating a creative environment for their family of artists.
Primary Wave’s acquisition of P.F. Sloan’s music catalog is another significant addition to their extensive collection of music rights. The deal allows Sloan’s timeless songs to be recognized and appreciated by future generations, contributing to his lasting legacy. With an impressive lineup of artists and a focus on maximizing the value of their music, Primary Wave continues to establish itself as a major player in the music rights acquisition space. The agreement also offers benefits to Sloan’s estate, granting them access to Primary Wave’s marketing team and publishing infrastructure, opening up opportunities for synchronization, digital strategy, licensing, and film and TV production. This partnership showcases Primary Wave’s commitment to supporting their artists and enhancing their legacies in a dynamic and creative environment.