Primary Wave Music Publishing has announced it has acquired a majority stake in the music publishing catalog of Noel Hogan, co-songwriter and lead guitarist for the Grammy-nominated group The Cranberries. Included in the deal are some of the group's biggest hits such as "Linger," "Salvation," Dreams" and "Ode to My Family," as well as a number of songs on the band's final album In The End, which was nominated for "Best Rock Album" at this year's Grammy Awards.
"I'm delighted to join the Primary Wave family of writers," says Noel Hogan. He goes on, "It's a great honor to be in such legendary company. I look forward to many great years together."
"We are ecstatic to enter into a deal with Noel Hogan," says Justin Shukat, President of Publishing for Primary Wave Music Publishing. He continues, "Our team and I have been big fans of The Cranberries since their inception. The songs that Noel Hogan co-wrote with the legendary vocalist-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan time-stamped a moment in music history and the songs, to this day, continue to gain new fans with every listen."
Irish musician, record producer, songwriter, and guitarist Noel Hogan formed The Cranberries with his brother Mike and drummer Fergal Lawler in 1989. Outside of a hiatus from 2003 to 2009, the band released eight albums and went on to sell in excess of 40 million records worldwide. While on hiatus, Hogan began to focus on his own music working with programmer Matt Vaughan. He formed a solo band, Mono Band, and worked with a variety of guest vocalists including Richard Walters, Kate Havenik and others. He released his self-titled debut in May of 2005. After working with Richard Walters on his solo band's debut, he went on to form a new band with him, Arkitekt and released two EPs in 2009. Hogan also began producing bands on the local music scene of Limerick before returning to The Cranberries. The Cranberries released their final album, In The End, in 2019.