Primary Wave Partners with Academy Award Winning Songwriter Keith Forsey

Primary Wave Music, the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world, announces its acquisition of legendary songwriter and musician Keith Forsey’s writer’s and producer shares. Terms of the deal include Forsey’s writing and production on some of the biggest songs across music and film such as “What A Feeling,” “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” “Hot Stuff,” “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” and more. Also included are songs he wrote for a number of films including Flashdance, The Breakfast Club, Ghostbusters, The NeverEnding Story, Beverly Hills Cop and others. 

“Flashdance…What a Feeling” was co-written by Forsey in 1983 for the film Flashdance. Sung and co-written by Irene Cara, the track became an instant smash, spending six weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and an incredible fourteen weeks in the Top 10 making it the longest running top 10 single of 1983. It would go on to sell more than a million copies and won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for “Best Original Song.” In 2023 the song was chosen by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the National Recording Registry. “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is also included in this exciting deal. Co-written by Forsey and Steve Schiff, the song was inspired by and featured in the 1985 cult classic film, The Breakfast Club. Upon release, the song shot to number one and ultimately became an anthem of the 80’s. Recorded by Simple Minds, the single became the band’s biggest hit and was critically acclaimed with American Songwriter declaring it an ‘80s masterpiece". Forsey also had another number one with Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff.” Released in 1975, the song won Summer a Grammy Award for “Best Female Rock Vocal Performance” and was later included on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”