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Primary Wave announces deal with Gerry Goffin estate

By | Published on Monday 18 October 2021

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Primary Wave Music announced a deal on Friday with the estate of Gerry Goffin, who co-wrote songs like ‘The Loco-Motion’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘So Sad The Song’ and ‘Saving All My Love For You’. Through the deal – which is reportedly worth $20 million – Primary Wave has acquired a stake in the revenues generated by Goffin’s catalogue.

Confirming the deal, Primary Wave boss Larry Mestel says: “The songs Gerry Goffin penned over the course of his incredible career have proven to be ageless and have stood the test of time. We are THRILLED to have these iconic songs, some of which are among the greatest of all time, on our roster. We are honoured to welcome him to the family of Primary Wave Music artists”.

Speaking for the Goffin side, Christine Russell from talent agency Evolution Music Partners – who has managed Goffin’s catalogue for more than two decades – adds: “Not only did Gerry Goffin personally impact my life, he has universally impacted the world through his extraordinary songs. Having managed Gerry Goffin’s catalogue for over 20 years, it is my pleasure and honour to be working with the incredible team at Primary Wave to continue to represent this iconic songwriter and his legendary song catalogue”.

Goffin also co-wrote the 1961 song ‘Who Put The Bomp (Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)’, which is the subject of a new lawsuit filed by Le Tigre earlier this month – although that dispute is with the other writer of the track, Barry Mann.