Global Music Rights mourns the loss of client Chris Cornell

The New York Times reports on the death of GMR client Chris Cornell. Cornell is widely recognized as one of the all-time greatest voices in rock and was immortalized by his Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, Audioslave and solo recordings. Read more

Global Music Rights Client Bruno Mars Reaches Pop Airplay Record

GMR congratulates client Bruno Mars, who has tied Justin Timberlake’s record of most No. 1s among male soloists on Billboard’s Pop Songs airplay chart. “That’s What I Like,” the second single from Mars’ 24K Magic, will be the eighth Bruno Mars title to hit the top spot. Read more

Prince Estate Taps Azoff’s Global Music Rights to Oversee Artist’s Entire Catalog

Global Music Rights is proud to represent Prince’s influential and timeless catalog for performance licensing throughout the world. Read more

Irving Azoff, Top Radio Groups Reach Temporary Licensing Agreement

Rolling Stone reports on the interim licensing agreement agreed upon by Global Music Rights and the RMLC. The interim license ensures client works will continue to be legally played by RMLC members. Read more

Global Music Rights Takes Fire at Radio “Cartel”

Global Music Rights files a complaint against the RMLC in federal court, asserting that the radio group is inhibiting competition in the performing rights marketplace. Read more

Dear YouTube: An Open Letter From Irving Azoff

GMR Founder Irving Azoff challenges YouTube to fairly compensate musicians and grant them sufficient control to protect their copyrights from exploitation. Read more

A Word With: Irving Azoff, a Hard-Charging Artists’ Manager

New York Times' Ben Sisario interviews Irving Azoff, GMR Founder and recent recipient of the Salute to Industry Icons award presented at the annual pre-Grammy gala. Read more

Legendary singer-songwriter and GMR client Glenn Frey dies at 67

Global Music Rights mourns the death of client Glenn Frey. Frey will be forever remembered for his unfettered creativity and perfectionism, both as a solo artist and as part of the legendary classic rock band, the Eagles. Read more

Global Music Rights, ASCAP, BMI and Pandora Get Nitty and Gritty in CMJ Discussion

Global Music Rights CEO Randy Grimmett attends the CMJ Music Marathon to discuss the ever-changing nature of the music rights landscape with Larry Miller, professor of music business at NYU Steinhardt. Read more

Irving Azoff Threatens to Yank 20,000 Songs From YouTube (Exclusive)

GMR Founder Irving Azoff addresses the lack of comprehensive licensing by YouTube, calling for adequate compensation for digital use of GMR-represented works. Read more

New Venture Seeks Higher Royalties for Songwriters

The New York Times examines the disruptive entrance of Global Music Rights into the performance rights industry, highlighting its increased leverage and transparency to clients. Read more

Pharrell to Leave ASCAP for Irving and Grimmett’s Global Music Rights

Billboard reports on hit songwriter Pharrell Williams’ new partnership with Global Music Rights. Williams joins a dynamic and star-studded roster including Bruno Mars, Shane McAnally, and Ryan Tedder among others. Read more

Irving Azoff Reinvents the Major Record Label

Forbes analyzes the many distinct advantages provided by Azoff MSG Entertainment as a multi-faced and versatile music company addressing new and unique obstacles in the digital age and challenging traditional business models. Read more

The $300 Million Comeback: Irving Azoff Teams With MSG’s James Dolan to Create Intriguing Music Company

Irving Azoff and James Dolan establish a brand-new joint venture entitled Azoff MSG Entertainment, whose services consist of artist management, digital and event marketing, television production, and performance rights under the Global Music Rights division. Read more

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