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Facebook signs music deals for Irving Azoff’s GMR, Kobalt and indie publishers

Facebook's latest music-licensing deal, following its agreements with Universal Music Group and Sony/ATV, is something a corker: it's with Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights. That would be the Irving Azoff who's regularly...
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ASCAP / BMI database plans are already sparking a row

ASCAP and BMI are fielding criticism for not including other US performing rights organisations (PROs) in their partnership to create a new database of song rights. Sesac and Global Music Rights are both currently not...
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Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights in radio scrap

We’ve become used to industry veteran Irving Azoff tangling with YouTube in rows over royalties. This week, though, his Global Music Rights (GMR) company is embroiled in a dispute with the US Radio Music Licensing Committee...
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SESAC buys the Harry Fox Agency

Consolidation in the publishing world this week, as rights body SESAC acquired the Harry Fox Agency, creating a single entity to process radio, streaming and mechanical licences for publishers and songwriters. SESAC is presenting...
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Irving Azoff blasted YouTube’s ‘attitude’ in lawsuit row

Will Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights firm really launch a billion-dollar copyright lawsuit against YouTube? Azoff continued to rattle his sabre up to Christmas. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter why he was threatening...
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Irving Azoff threatens YouTube with songwriter pullout

Did anyone expect YouTube Music Key to launch without at least one rightsholder controversy? Irving Azoff made waves overnight by threatening to pull 20,000 songs from YouTube – including its new service – claiming that...
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Azoff aims for more performing rights income for songwriters

Okay, that headline is hardly a shock: famous manager wants more dosh for their clients. But apparently Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights venture is promising artists it will “wring royalties that are as much as 30 percent...