Cobain deal finalized

Love, Mestel to create increased value for songs

Courtney Love has finalized her deal to sell 25% of Kurt Cobain’s songwriting copyrights to former Virgin Records exec Larry Mestel.

Mestel of Primary Wave Music Publishing and Love intend to work together to create greater awareness and increased value for the collection of songs Cobain wrote during his days as guitarist, singer and chief songwriter for Nirvana. The band’s songs include “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Lithium.”

Love’s manager, Peter Asher, said the deal “may become an archetype for similar deals to come.”

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