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America and Paul Rodgers secure publishing rights deals with Primary Wave

Add America and founding Free/Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers to the list of artists who have recently sold off all or some of their song publishing rights to the Primary Wave Music company. Primary Wave announced Wednesday that it had acquired the rights to the music catalogue of America co-founders...
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Primary Wave Acquires Stakes in Catalogs of Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers, America

Primary Wave Music announced deals on Wednesday that see the company striking partnerships and acquiring stakes in the catalogs of two artists whose music was all over U.S. radio in the 1970s, Bad Company and Free singer-songwriter Paul Rodgers as well as the band America. The moves continue the company’s campaign of acquiring and popularizing catalogs from proven hitmakers such as Bob Marley, Prince, Stevie Nicks, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Aerosmith and others. In the partnership with Rodgers — long recognized as one of the greatest singers of the rock era — Primary Wave has...

Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at his home with family at his side in Shoals, Indiana. Paul was born August 19, 1948 in Vincennes, Indiana to Arthur and Naomie (Wallace) Rodgers. He spent his youth in Vincennes and graduated from Vincennes Lincoln High School in 1966. Paul was married to Brenda French, his wife of 53 years on July 14, 1968.