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Chris Isaak signs to Primary Wave and Sun Records

By | Published on Monday 12 July 2021

Chris Isaak

Primary Wave Music last week signed a new deal with Chris Isaak, which will see the company take a 50% stake in the musician’s master recordings catalogue. Isaak will also sign new artists via a new joint venture, and will himself join Sun Records, which was recently acquired by Primary Wave.

“Life has a unique way of coming full circle”, says Isaak. “I spent hours of my youth looking at secondhand singles at thrift shops, and while those old records might have been several generations before me, the impression they’ve made on me has lasted a lifetime. The most captivating of all the singles were always the ones with that coveted Sun logo. The label was, and still is, home to the voices of my heroes and icons”.

“To now be officially part of the label and have the Sun logo on my music is humbling and gratifying in ways I cannot quite convey”, he goes on. “Further to that, I feel it’s important that we look to the future and go about creating the next generation of legends. I’m THRILLED to take on that task with Sun to both discover and curate new music”.

Primary Wave CEO Larry Mestel adds: “Our team couldn’t be happier to welcome Chris to the Primary Wave and Sun Records family. Chris is a true iconic talent, and I was drawn to his almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the Sun catalogue and its rich history. We look forward to working with Chris and his amazing manager Sheryl Louis”.