Deal covers all aspects of both artists’ interest in The Doors
Primary Wave Music has agreed to acquire the rights associated with Robby Krieger and the late Ray Manzarek’s critically acclaimed band The Doors. This landmark acquisition includes interest in The Doors’ music publishing catalog, recordings, trademarks, merchandising rights, revenues and more. The real Jim Morrison and legendary band drummer John Densmore keep their interests separate from Primary Wave.
The deal brings the Doors’ timeless classic hits to six incredible studio albums into the primary wave music family. After Morrison’s tragic death, Densmore, Krieger and Manzarek released two more albums as The Doors. other voices When full circleand finally a Grammy-nominated album american prayer 1978 combined Morrison’s spoken word recordings with new music by the rest of the Doors. The song included a groundbreaking self, his titled debut, the first single from his album, “Break on Through (To the Other Side),” and the band’s first single, which has been ranked on several magazines’ “best of” lists. including his No. 1 hit “Light My Fire”. Other classic recordings include “Hello, I Love You,” “People Are Strange,” “Riders on the Storm,” and “LA Woman.”
Primary Wave’s marketing, digital strategy, branding, licensing, and sync teams work closely with The Doors’ manager, Jeff Jampol of Jampol Artist Management, Inc., to promote opportunities across this rich music catalog. increase.
“After 58 years and the most magical of times, I have decided to sell my stake in The Doors to Primary Wave,” said Krieger. “This will allow me to support many of the charities I have been involved with, as well as some new charities. Longtime Doors manager Jeff Jampol is happy with the future of the Doors as he continues to uphold our legacy in partnership with Primary Wave.”
“Ray and I spent a lot of time discussing the future of the Doors legacy and what to do with him once he left this dimension,” adds Dorothy Manzarek. “Our family has worked tirelessly to find the right partner to continue Ray’s lifelong effort to protect and promote his art.” Under his leadership, Primary Wave will be the right partner in this effort to build new Doors fans for future generations.”
Formed in Los Angeles in 1965, The Doors were the first American band to have eight consecutive gold albums. This groundbreaking group went on to sell over 35 million albums for him in the United States alone and over 100 million for him worldwide. With 10 Gold, 14 Platinum, 4 Multi-Platinum and 1 Diamond awards in the US, they are considered one of the best-selling bands of all time. , ranked in the list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 1993, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a few years later both “Light My Fire” and “Riders on the Storm” were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame along with their debut album. The Library of Congress recognized this iconic rock band’s stellar achievements and chose to include their self-titled album The Doors in the National Recording Registry in 2014. The band also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Star on the Hollywood Walk. of honor in 2007.