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The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas sells music rights to Primary Wave

By | Published on Tuesday 7 June 2022

Julian Casablancas

Primary Wave Music has acquired a stake in the good old music rights of Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. The deal sees the company take on an undisclosed portion of the musician’s song rights in relation to all Strokes compositions, as well as his share of recording rights and royalties.

“Primary Wave is THRILLED to partner with Julian Casablancas for his works in The Strokes”, says Primary Wave’s David Weitzman. “Julian’s extraordinary talents as a songwriter, singer, and leader infuse the magic that is The Strokes … one of the most important bands of this century [who] are beloved by a multi-generational audience who have made them a global festival headliner”.

The Strokes released their sixth album – and first since 2013 – ‘The New Abnormal’ in 2020. Casablancas has also released a solo album and two LPs with his other band The Voidz, although his work outside The Strokes does not appear to be part of the Primary Wave deal.