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Global Music Rights (GMR) Experiences
Old 13th July 2019
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Global Music Rights (GMR) Experiences

Anyone know any writers for film, television, or production music who have signed on with GMR? How has that worked for them?

It appears that many networks have passed on purchasing licenses from GMR because of the expense, so how would a music library guy, for instance, navigate that?

I see Jeff Russo is a member of GMR, but many of his works show that GMR represents 0% of the work. How does that work? Maybe another PRO repping the original publisher from pre-2013 pieces or something?

I came up with the following as possible solutions for GMR composers, albeit a bit shady:

1) Have the composer register the works under his/her spouses name with another PRO
2) Have the composer sign up with another PRO under a pseudonym that they use exclusively for production music, which is work that might otherwise interfere with their normal brand/identity/business
3) Have the composer register with a foreign PRO then register the work via ASCAP or BMI

GMR shows very little interest in network TV on their website. Nary a mention. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
Old 14th July 2019
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GMR shows very little interest in network TV on their website. ... Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
Global Music Rights (GMR) launched in late 2013/2014 to represent the public performance rights of “select clients,” or - in other words - a few high-earning songwriters ( Drake ; Bruce Springsteen; Prince ; Pharrell Williams: etc. ). According to an HollywoodReporter article from 2017 GMR represented only 74 songwriters at that time. Meanwhile their website says "81" ( https://globalmusicrights.com/Catalog ) .


Irving Azoff's GMR is rather a kind of agency , disguised as a PRO , focussing on traditional songwriters with a precious catalog and lots of Radio Airplay .



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Old 15th July 2019
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Global Music Rights (GMR) launched in late 2013/2014 to represent the public performance rights of “select clients,” or - in other words - a few high-earning songwriters ( Drake ; Bruce Springsteen; Prince ; Pharrell Williams: etc. ). According to an HollywoodReporter article from 2017 GMR represented only 74 songwriters at that time. Meanwhile their website says "81" ( https://globalmusicrights.com/Catalog ) .


Irving Azoff's GMR is rather a kind of agency , disguised as a PRO , focussing on traditional songwriters with a precious catalog and lots of Radio Airplay .



G.K.
Thanks, G.K. I know what GMR is. I'm asking if anyone knows any composer for film, TV, or production music who belongs to GMR, including Jeff Russo if needs be. Need to know how they navigate missing blankets.
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