Primary Wave buys publishing and master royalty stream of Gasoline Alley, including works by Sublime

Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing and master royalty stream of Gasoline Alley, Inc., an entity owned by music managers Arnold Stiefel and Randy Phillips.

The publishing company purchased all assets from Gasoline Alley, Inc. which encompasses the company’s publishing and master income stream joint venture with UMPG.

The acquisition includes works from a majority of the artists signed to Gasoline Alley such as ska punk band, Sublime (pictured).

Founded in 1988, Sublime rose to fame in the mid-90s. The band released two albums in the early 90s, ultimately finding mainstream success with their self-titled release in 1996.

With numerous chart-topping alternative radio hits, they went on to sell millions of albums.

Several of their major hits such as Santeria, Badfish, Wrong Way, and Doin’ Time were included in the deal.

In addition to multiple songs from Sublime, the deal also includes the hit R&B song If I Ever Fall In Love from the multi-platinum selling group, Shai.

Released in 1992 as the first single from the four-man urban contemporary vocal group’s debut album of the same name, If I Ever Fall In Love shot to No.2 in the US and went on to sale over four million copies.Music Business Worldwide

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