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Primary Wave Publishing Announces Joint Venture With Ceelo Green's Octopus Publishing

Primary Wave Music Publishing, one of the leading U.S. independent music publishing companies, announced a deal with the five-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer, CeeLo Green and his newly formed Octopus Publishing. Primary Wave will provide financing to the Atlanta-based publishing company, allowing Octopus Publishing to find new songwriters and producers in the business.

Of this new joint venture with Primary Wave Music Publishing, Green said "The solidarity shown with this public statement reaffirms a bond of business, loyalty, and logic." He goes on, "Although accomplished in my own right, my plan is to continue learning under the expertise of Larry Mestel and company."

Founded in 2006, over the years Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the copyrights of over 15,000 songs from the catalogs of artists such as Smokey Robinson, Kurt Cobain, Steven Tyler, John Lennon, Def Leppard, Hall & Oates, Chicago, Maurice White, Graham Parker, Daniel Johnston, Steven Curtis Chapman, Lamont Dozier, Steve Cropper, CeeLo Green, Larry Smith and many others.

Under the Primary Wave umbrella there are two core businesses, Primary Wave Music Publishing and its' sister company, Primary Wave Entertainment. Primary Wave Entertainment provides full access and opportunities for their clients, working closely with them to guide their careers and achieve their goals across the entertainment landscape. Collectively, the new talent management roster includes: CeeLo Green, Melissa Etheridge, Fantasia, Cypress Hill, Eric Benét, Brandy, Isac Elliot, Plain White T's, producer/DJ Audien, Erick Morillo, plus music writers/producers Jon Levine, DANJA, Mag and Mitch Allan; and the Film/TV roster includes, Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez, Mayim Bialik, David Arquette, Elle McPherson, Peter Facinelli, Gabrielle Union, AJ Cook, William Fichtner, Nia Long, Donald Faison, Paula Patton, Mike Epps, as well as Oscar winning screenwriters/directors Jim Rash (Descendants), Mike Radford (Il Postino) and Bobby Moresco (Crash), Oni Press, among others.

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