Multiple Grammy and Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has struck a music rights deal with Primary Wave Music.
The deal will see the publishing company acquire a stake in McLachlan’s music publishing and recorded music catalog.
Featured in the deal are some of McLachlan’s most notable hits including Angel, I Will Remember You, Hold On, and more.
Primary Wave calls Sarah McLachlan one of the “most celebrated singer-songwriters in entertainment” with over 40 million albums sold worldwide.
She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Primary Wave says the deal will also include access to the company’s marketing and publishing infrastructure, which encompasses digital strategy, licensing, synch opportunities, and film & TV production.
Moving forward, the publisher will also work with McLachlan to market her name and likeness.
Primary Wave’s deal with Sarah McLachlan follows last week’s news that the company has acquired the artist royalties of Bob Burns, best known as the original drummer and founding member of iconic southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Prior to that, in February, Primary Wave announced an agreement with singer, songwriter, and producer Stevie Van Zandt.
Following the success of her 1993 breakthrough album, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, McLachlan next delivered her best-selling album Surfacing in 1997.
The album, which garnered her first two Grammy Awards, features her hit, Angel.
Upon its release, the song peaked at No.4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 1999, where it remained for a total of 19 weeks.
Her 1999 live album Mirrorball featured the re-recording of I Will Remember You. In 2000, the track secured her a third Grammy Award and second win for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
“I’m so delighted to be working with Larry and the whole team at Primary Wave.”
“I’m so delighted to be working with Larry and the whole team at Primary Wave,” said Sarah McLachlan.
“First and foremost, they are music fans, and I’m confident that this new partnership will enable us to nurture my catalog of music carefully through the ever-changing landscape of the music industry.”
“Sarah McLachlan is one of the most respected and influential artists of a generation, who also happens to have the voice of an Angel.”
Larry Mestel, Primary Wave Music
Larry Mestel, CEO & Founder of Primary Wave Music, said: “Sarah McLachlan is one of the most respected and influential artists of a generation, who also happens to have the voice of an ‘Angel’.”
“I’m so proud to welcome her into the Primary Wave family.”
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