Tag: irving azoff
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...
January 11, 2018
Irving Azoff provides pithy response to YouTube study
YouTube recently commissioned a study to prove that its service offers more value to the music industry than rightsholders have claimed. Your starter for ten: does industry veteran Irving Azoff agree with its findings?...
May 23, 2017
Taylor Swift, U2 and Paul McCartney join DMCA reform campaign
The US campaign for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – and by extension, for a shift in the licensing relationship between the music industry and YouTube – has picked up more high-profile artist advocates. An...
June 21, 2016
Irving Azoff continues his attack on YouTube
Veteran manager Irving Azoff may have been late into the current round of anti-YouTube argument, but you can’t fault his enthusiasm. He has followed up last week’s comments on YouTube and safe harbour with an open...
May 10, 2016
Irving Azoff weighs back in to the YouTube/music battle
Music veteran Irving Azoff has form when it comes to criticising YouTube: in 2015, he threatened to sue the video service for $3bn over alleged copyright infringement. Now he’s jumped back in to the current row over...
May 6, 2016
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...
January 6, 2015
Azoff ramps up YouTube pressure with prospect of $3bn lawsuit
Okay, it’s extremely unlikely that Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights (GMR) is going to sue YouTube for $3bn. But the company is ramping up the pressure on Google’s video service over the 20,000 works by its songwriters...
November 19, 2014
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...
November 17, 2014
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...
October 31, 2014
Irving Azoff quits Live Nation, promises to tweet again
The final day of 2012 saw some big news for the traditional music industry as Irving Azoff announced he was leaving Live Nation with immediate effect.
January 2, 2013
Irving Azoff sticks it to Pandora and StubHub
"I heard a number from an investment banker this week that [Pandora] are out selling for a $3 billion valuation," said Irving Azoff, according to Billboard's writeup.
November 8, 2012