Global Music Rights Composer Jeff Russo Wins Emmy

GMR congratulates composer client Jeff Russo on winning his first Emmy for his work on FX’s limited series “Fargo.”
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NOTICE TO ALL RADIO BROADCASTERS

Radio station owners interested in securing the rights to perform works in GMR’s catalog should contact GMR here to negotiate the terms of a license or the extension of an existing license.
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Global Music Rights client Shane McAnally breaks Hot Country Songs record

GMR congratulates client Shane McAnally, who has officially broken Florida Georgia Line’s record of 24 weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road”.
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Drake sets Billboard Music Award Record With 13 Wins in a Single Year

Global Music Rights client Drake has become the Billboard Music Awards’ biggest winner ever in a single year, receiving 13 awards. Drake’s accolades include the awards for Top Artist, Top Male Artist, and Top Billboard 200 Artist among several others.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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