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Primary Wave acquires Dan Wilson songs catalogue

By | Published on Friday 8 January 2021

Dan Wilson

Primary Wave has acquired the songs catalogue of singer-songwriter and Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson. The deal covers Wilson’s Semisonic work as well as songs he has written for and/or with Adele, The Chicks, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Pink and Josh Groban, among others.

Announcing the deal, Primary Wave Music Publishing President Justin Shukat said: “The musical art that Dan has created as a songwriter is undeniable. His work has been enjoyed by fans around the world through both the lens of his own band Semisonic, as well as through the voices of the countless artists he’s collaborated with and written for. We are honoured and THRILLED to have him join Primary Wave”.

Name checking Semisonic’s big hit and Wilson’s most successful co-write with Adele, Primary Wave’s Associate Director Of Creative, Matt Herzfeld, added: “From ‘Closing Time’ to ‘Someone Like You’, Dan Wilson’s honest and original songs have been the soundtrack for the highs and lows of so many lives around the world. We could not be more honoured to be working with a writer of such universal esteem as Dan and we look forward to sharing the beauty of his words and music with generations to come”.