IMPORTANT UPDATE: GMR
LAST OPPORTUNITY FOR NRBMLC-GMR REPRESENTATION
Dear NRBMLC-Affiliated Broadcaster:
One month ago your committee sent you a letter enclosing a NRBMLC Authorization Form concerning negotiations with Global Music Rights (GMR). As you likely know by now, GMR is a relatively new Performance Right Organization whose business plan is to contract with top songwriters whose works cannot be avoided by most general market radio stations.
Moreover, GMR claims to have inked license contracts with iHeartMedia, Town-square Media, Sirius XM and Pandora and Spotify. However, they have not reached an agreement with the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC), your committee’s counterpart in general market radio, or with your committee.
We have learned that GMR, with approximately 75 songwriters under contract, is not well-connected in music varieties beyond their original focus. They claim, however, to be making inroads with songwriters and publishers of CCM and Gospel music.
As your potential representing body, we must take GMR at its word. Thus, we will proceed with GMR negotiations, only on behalf of stations who authorize us to do so.
IMPORTANT: A negotiation does not mean that licenses will result. The talks will, however, provide a temporary safe harbor for stations we represent. If you want our representation with GMR, answer “Yes” on the attached Authorization and return it to Elizabeth.Meyer@salemmedia.com.
Alternatively: If you do not wish to be represented by NRBMLC in GMR negotiations, you may so indicate on this Authorization form.
Thanks for considering this request, and do not hesitate to call us for clarification.
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