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 higher from radio stations and online outlets than they can get through Ascap or BMI” according to the New York Times. This may make executives at Pandora among other services shift uneasily in their seats. “I tried to identify places where I felt that artists were not getting a fair deal, and the performance rights area jumped out at me. It was a place where I felt I could help our writers,” Azoff tells the newspaper. The effects won’t be felt for a while though, as existing agreements for GMR clients’ songs expire with Ascap and BMI.

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