Huey Lewis and the Information Promote Majority of Catalog for $20 Million
Huey Lewis and the Information have offered nearly all of their catalog to Main Wave Music for round $20 million, Selection studies. The deal contains all the band’s music from inception by 1994, which incorporates hit albums like Sports activities and Fore!
Of the band’s 10-album discography, seven of them had been launched earlier than 1994, which suggests Main Wave now owns hits like “Coronary heart of Rock & Roll,” “Hip to Be Sq.,” “Workin’ For a Livin’,” and the Again to the Future single “The Energy of Love.” Along with merely proudly owning Huey Lewis and the Information’ music, the deal offers the publishing firm the appropriate to make use of the group’s music in advertising, opening the door to synch alternatives in movie and tv (although let’s be sincere, there’s no topping American Psycho‘s use of “Hip to Be Sq.”).
Lewis was recognized with the inner-ear dysfunction Ménière’s illness in 2018, which broken his listening to a lot that he retired from touring. He and the band launched their final album, Climate, in 2020, and whereas discussing his prognosis, Lewis implied that it might be his final launch — a reality that will clarify his choice to promote his catalog. As artists like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan have performed the identical for a good larger paycheck, promoting one’s publishing has turn into a method for getting old artists to financially arrange their households as they close to the tip of their careers.
Revisit our 2020 interview with Lewis on the This Should Be the Gig podcast.