Disturbed's Catalogue Sells to Primary Wave: A Look Back

In a recent music rights deal, Disturbed's entire catalogue has been acquired by Primary Wave. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Founded in 1994, Disturbed is an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The group, which consists of David Draiman (lead vocals), Dan D'Agostino (drums), John Moyer (bass), and Steve "Stef" Kmak (rhythm guitar), has sold over 16 million albums worldwide. Their hits include "Down with the Sick," "The Sound of Silence," and "Ten Thousand Fists."

Primary Wave is a leading global music company that acquires, develops, and manages music rights. With a catalog of over 15,000 copyrights, the company represents artists such as Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones, and T.I.

Music rights refer to the legal ownership of the intellectual property associated with a musical composition or recording. These rights can include the composition itself, the sound recordings, and the performance rights. Music rights societies, such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, help manage and collect royalties for these rights.

Who owns the right to music can be a complex issue. In general, the copyright for a musical composition is owned by the songwriter(s), while the recording rights are owned by the record label or the artist. In the case of Disturbed and Primary Wave, the details of the deal regarding the specific rights acquired have not been made public.

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