Music Industry Moves: Julian Casablancas Sells a Stake in the Strokes Catalog to Primary waves, Capitol Records Signs Accraze


Julian Casablanca, vocalist and primary lyricist of Strokes, he sold a stake in his famed Strokes catalog to Primary waves. Primary Wave affirmed the purchase, but declined to specify exactly how much more of a stake in the catalog it had bought and how much it compensated in the agreement. Those efforts allow The company to continue to expand its platforms, along with platinum-certified strikes “Last Nite” “Someday” and “Reptilia.” The company furthermore purchased a stake in Casablancas author and The Songs maestro privileges. It also was said that the agreement just contains Casablancas ‘privileges from the Strokes, not his side developments (the Voidz). “Primary Wave is thrilled to partner with Julian Casablancas on his work in the Strokes” David Weitzman said, an associate at Primary Wave. “Julian’s extraordinary talents as a songwriter, singer, and leader infuse the magic that is the Strokes. The Strokes are one of The most important bands of this century and are beloved by a multi-generational audience who have made them a global festival headliner.” +Capitol Records has signed DJ x/manufacturer Acraze in a collaboration with Thrive Music, the impartial tag premised by Ricardo Vinas. The move follows The release of Acraze’s knock-out album “Do It To It” through Thrive’s deal with Capitol Music Group’s Virgin Music. Pertaining to “Michelle Jubelirer”, CMG chair and CEO, and CMG head of A & R Jeremy Vuernick, “We are thrilled To be expanding upon our relationship with Acraze and Thrive Music after embarking on such a successful journey with them through Virgin with the global smash’ Do It To It. Crazy is an incredibly talented artist and performer, Ricardo, Carlos and their team at Thrive are great label partners, and we look forward to achieving so much more together in the coming months and years.” “It has always been a dream come true to get a squad which has been presumed in me from the begin” added Acraze. “I’m glad I got to work with Capitol and Thrive to make my vision come to life. Having two powerhouse labels by my side is so motivating, can’t wait to show you guys what’s in store.” +Michelle Nigro has recently been appointed tag supervisor for the small but growing tag called Wharf Cat. He is the former sales and business supervisor for Domino Recording Company, Nigro worked briefly on discharge advertisements for performers including Wet legs and the floating!, Sasami;, Animal Collective and Animal. Nigro will assume tag supervisor responsibilities from founders Doug Warner and Aldred Rieder, who will focus on wider tag and business strategy shifts. Her role and responsibility will include managing crucial painter and strategic partner partnerships, orchestrating A & R attempts, and implementing both release-specific and label-wide marketing campaigns. Likewise, She oversees all the day to day activities of the tag team. “Michelle interned for Wharf Cat right when we started out as a label and it quickly became apparent that she was extremely overqualified for the job” stated Warner. “She transitioned seamlessly into a product management role and worked on some of our most important releases, before eventually moving on to Domino’ s. We feel incredibly fortunate to have her back and lead the way as We continue to grow as a label.” +Audiomack has announced the launch of Audiomack Punjabi — a new lateral centered on exacerbating the famed ppl discourse, incorporating the music to new audiences and showcasing flexible tracklistings showcasing the region’s hottest artists. As part of the step, Punjabi will join the likes of hip-hop, Afrobeats, Latin, Caribbean and more of the broadcasting live service’s famous forms of music. The newly added tracklist will include Punjabi Verified, 808 Pind (Village), Ishq, Party Pataka, Punjab to Canada, Punjabi Duets and much more, the commercial will be updated weekly. Aditi Maan, the PropheC, Himmat Sandhu and Ezu, including the delayed, wonderful Sidhu Moose Wala will serve as the debut covers for Audiomack’s tracklist.