Stakes in Alice in Chains catalog sold to publishing firms Primary Wave and Round Hill

Alice in Chains
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Alice In Chains have become the latest established act to sell off rights to their back catalog, with two firms making rights and royalties acquisitions in recent days.

Independent publisher Primary Wave announced yesterday that it had acquired music rights from the estates of Layne Staley and Mike Starr, the band’s late frontman and bassist.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.