GMR/RMLC Settlement

Posted on January 31st, 2022 by

New performing rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) recently announced a conditional settlement to their litigation concerning rights and rates to certain musical works aired on commercial stations.  The settlement will only become effective if enough broadcasters agree to the terms of the agreement by January 31, 2022.

Many commercial stations have been paying license fees to GMR pursuant to “interim” license agreements during the litigation.  If not enough stations opt in to the agreement and the settlement fails, GMR has made no mention of further licensing the music via interim license agreements.