There has been a lot of confusion surrounding GMR, the new music rights organization that competes with ASCAP and BMI. As we have noted before, GMR has been sued by the Radio Music Licensing Committee for antitrust violations (BMI and ASCAP already operate under antitrust consent decrees) Late last week RMLC released the following:
“As you should be aware, RMLC’s antitrust litigation against GMR remains ongoing. As a result, the RMLC recently asked GMR to offer extensions of its interim licenses that are set to expire on March 31, 2018.
This will serve as notice that GMR has agreed to offer all U.S. commercial radio stations the opportunity to extend their existing interim licenses until September 30, 2018. GMR will offer these interim license extensions on the same terms (including price) as each station’s existing interim license, except for the new end date.
GMR has advised RMLC that, beginning no later than March 1, 2018, GMR intends to contact individual stations to offer this interim license extension. If you wish to accept this interim license extension offer but have not heard from GMR by March 1, 2018, please contact GMR directly before your current license expires on March 31, 2018.
In the meantime, the RMLC will continue to pursue its litigation against GMR.”
For additional information contact the RMLC website HERE.