Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights (GMR) has gone on the offensive once more against the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC).
For years, both organizations have sparred in a series of ugly legal battles.
To make a very long story short, Azoff and GMR accuse the RMLC of paying too little in royalties. The RMLC, in turn, accuses Azoff and GMR of bullying major radio broadcasters into paying higher performance fees. Global Music Rights, argues the licensing committee, has leveraged its catalog of high-powered hits to force the higher radio rates.