Primary Wave Music has struck a music publishing deal with Grammy-nominated songwriter, Even Stevens.
The deal will see the independent publishing giant acquire a stake in the songwriter’s music publishing catalog. Primary Wave has also confirmed an administration and marketing agreement to represent Even’s recent and future works.
Some of the songs included in the deal are songs from the songwriter’s legendary career. They include “I Love A Rainy Night,” “When You’re In Love with a Beautiful Woman,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” and “Drivin’ My Life Away,” among many more.
The terms of the deal with Primary Wave Music will give Stevens access to the company’s marketing, digital, and branding teams and publishing infrastructure, including licensing and sync opportunities.
“It is a privilege to welcome Even Stevens and his catalogs of incredible songs to the Primary Wave family,” says Lexi Todd, Director of Business & Legal Affairs at Primary Wave. “Stevens is the epitome of pop-crossover smash success with his songs for the iconic Eddie Rabbitt, as well as an award-winning staple in the Country Music songwriting community.”
Even Stevens’ songwriting career spans several decades and stylistic borders. He has accumulated an unprecedented 53 BMI Awards, including 14 Pop Awards, 26 Country Awards, 1 Six Millionaire Award, 1 Five Millionaire Award, 1 Four Millionaire Award, 1 Three Millionaire Award, 4 Two Millionaire Awards, 6 One Millionaire Awards, & 83 Chart Records across Country, Pop, & Adult Contemporary.
Some of the major artists who have recorded his songs include Joe Cocker, Tim McGraw, Engelbert Humperdinck, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, Mac Davis, Roger Miller, George Jones, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Overstreet, Sammi Smith, Conway Twitty, Kim Carnes, and many more.
As a record producer, Stevens has had numerous #1 successes with Eddie Rabbitt. He’s also had numerous chart records and albums with artists including Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic), Hillary Kanter (RCA), Stella Parton (Elektra/Asylum), and Wood Newton (Elektra/Asylum). He’s also contributed to the Nashville music scene by designing and building Emerald Sound Studios with partner David Malloy.