As we reported previously, the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR) issued a proposed settlement regarding their long running antitrust lawsuits. To be approved, the proposed settlement required a majority of commercial radio stations to accept the settlement. RMLC and GMR issued a joint press release announcing that the settlement agreement will go into effect. The press statement stated:
“Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights, LLC (GMR) jointly announce that the conditions for their agreement to settle the long-running RMLC-GMR lawsuits have been satisfied, including a majority of commercial radio stations entering long-term licenses with GMR. The settlement agreement is now final, and the licenses that radio stations signed will begin on April 1, 2022. ….
At RMLC’s request, GMR has agreed that any radio station that still wishes to opt into the settlement has the opportunity to do so until March 31, 2022 by contacting GMR at firstname.lastname@example.org
As of April 1, 2022, stations without a license from GMR will no longer be permitted to publicly perform songs within the GMR repertory.”
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