RMLC and GMR Agree to Extend Interim License for Another Six Months

We have been following the ongoing saga that is the dispute-turned-litigation between the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR) since late 2016, providing several updates along the way. What started as an impasse between a main representative of commercial radio stations in the country on music licensing issues (the RMLC) and a Performing Rights Organization representing the interests of copyright owners in musical works (GMR) has spawned a lawsuit filed by the RMLC alleging anti-competitive behavior by GMR, a countersuit by GMR alleging anti-competitive behavior by the RMLC, and a temporary rapprochement in the form of an interim license agreement that allows RMLC-represented stations to perform musical works in the GMR repertory. The interim license agreement has been extended twice as the lawsuits are pending. The initial agreement ran from January 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017; it was extended under the same terms and conditions until March…

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