Vivendi Acquires Stake in Spanish-Language Publishing Group Prisa

Vivendi, the parent company of Canal Plus and Universal Music Group, has acquired a 7.6% stake in Prisa, one of the Spanish-speaking world’s largest media groups, which owns El Pais newspaper, among other assets. The deal is part of “Vivendi’s ongoing strategy to become a global leader in content, media and communications, while extending its […]

Fleetwood Mac Vet Lindsey Buckingham Sells Publishing Catalog to Hipgnosis Songs

Hipgnosis Songs kept busy over the holiday: Not 24 hours after the fast-growing company announced that it acquired Jimmy Iovine’s production catalog, it announced it has acquired the music publishing rights of Lindsey Buckingham, best known for his work with Fleetwood Mac. Along with the 25% share it acquired in September, Hipgnosis — which has […]

Olivia Newton-John Strikes Partnership With Primary Wave Publishing

Legendary Australian singer-songwriter Olivia Newton-John has struck a partnership with Primary Wave Music Publishing that includes the catalog of masters and publishing assets owned by the singer. These include such hits as “Physical,” “I Honestly Love You,” “A Little More Love,” “Please Mr. Please,” and “Have You Never Been Mellow,” as well as some of […]

Olivia Newton-John signs new publishing deal with Primary Wave

Primary Wave is headed by CEO Larry Mestel. Page Six

Wyclef Jean Explains How New Publishing Co. Helps Artists Own Music

Wyclef Jean says there’s something way more important than just producing or performing on a track, and that’s publishing … a moneymaking well he wants to help new artists tap. The Fugees rapper talked to us Friday in NYC about his new industry…

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