Primary Wave Purchase on Hold: John Oates Can’t Sell Hall and Oates Shares


The legendary musical duo Hall & Oates, known for their string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s, is in the middle of a legal showdown. A Nashville judge ruled in favor of Daryl Hall, temporarily halting John Oates from selling his share of the band’s joint venture to Primary Wave.

The legal dispute unfolded when Daryl Hall filed a private arbitration case against John Oates, accusing him of violating their partnership agreement by attempting to sell his stake to Primary Wave. 

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Primary Wave

The “Wave” is a major player in the music industry.  It is known for acquiring catalogs and intellectual property associated with iconic musicians like Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, James Brown and Prince. The company also represents living artists including Stevie Nicks and Martina McBride.