Surviving Members Sell The Doors’ Music Catalogue Rights
Another band joins the bandwagon of selling their music catalog rights. At this point, it’s hardly surprising to fans keeping up with the industry, as it’s a move many artists have been taking, especially over the past few years. The band in question is the Doors; guitarist Robby Krieger and the estate of late keyboard player Ray Manzarek have sold their rights to Primary Wave Music. Let’s see what the guitarist had to say about the new deal.
“After 58 years and the most magical times, I’ve decided to sell my share of the Doors to Primary Wave,” Krieger said before sharing his intentions behind selling his share of the band. “This will enable me to help the many charities I’ve been involved with and some new ones too.”
The musician added, “I know Primary Wave cares about music, art, and helping legacies reach even higher levels. Our longtime Doors manager Jeff Jampol will still be protecting our legacy in partnership with Primary Wave, so I’m comfortable and happy with the future of the Doors.”
The deal includes the Doors’ music publishing back catalog of recordings, the master tracks, trademarks, and merchandise rights to be given to Primary Wave Music. One thing about the deal to bare in mind is that the agreement does not include the late Jim Morrison’s entities’ and drummer John Densmore’s interests.
The transaction was such a big deal that the company described it as a ‘monumental acquisition.’ Although not every detail about the agreement has been disclosed, it was established that the deal involved the bands cult classics like ‘Break on Through,’ ‘Light My Fire,’ ‘Hello, I Love You,’ ‘People Are Strange,’ ‘Riders on the Storm,’ as well as ‘L.A. Woman.’ Ultimately, Robby Krieger is happy with his decision and believes Primary Wave has the Doors’ best interest at heart.