Simply 18 months after the Jim Peterik deal closed with Major Wave, Survivor’s legendary hit “Eye of the Tiger” has surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.
The track is a world phenomenon and has impressed tens of millions since its launch in 1982. Assist driving the celebrity and commissioned by Sylvester Stallone himself, “Eye of the Tiger” served because the theme track for his movie, ‘Rocky III.’ “Eye of the Tiger” spent six weeks on the #1 spot on the Billboard Scorching 100 charts and would grow to be the defining anthem of Survivor.
The track was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards, profitable one for “finest Rock Efficiency by a Duo or Group” in 1982. The track was additionally nominated for an Academy Award the identical 12 months for “Finest Authentic Music.”
Major Wave acquired a majority stake within the publishing catalog of songwriter and producer Jim Peterik again in December 2021. In a deal reported to be price $20 million, the deal encompasses ‘different rights’ to works in Peterik’s many years lengthy profession.
He was a founding member of Survivor and wrote or co-wrote all the tracks on the band’s first seven albums. He additionally co-penned tracks for .38 Particular (“Caught Up In You” and “Maintain On Loosely”), Sammy Hagar (“Heavy Steel”), and The Seaside Boys (“That’s WHy God Made the Radio”).
“We met Jim nearly 4 years in the past the place he invited us again to his residence studio after a stunning lunch,” Major Wave Chief Model Officer Jeff Straughn stated concerning the deal on the time. “It was love at first sight and we knew then that it might solely be a matter of time to have Jim be a part of the Major Wave household. We’re ecstatic to be working with such a legend.”
“I’m thrilled to be with an organization who’s as captivated with music as I’m,” Jim Peterik stated of the deal. “Major Wave’s roster speaks for itself. Plainly a lot of my musical heroes really feel the identical manner!”