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Thread: Buh-bye, Taylor Swift. What to do with GMR artists come January 1st?

  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Not so much currents, but I see a ton of classic rock: Tom Petty, Springsteen, Steve Miller, Eagles, etc.
    Is there a link or list for the GMR catalog. Thanks.
    WLYB FM
    96.3 Demopolis AL.
    100.5 Meridian Mississippi.

    WRYC FM
    92.5 Frisco City/Monroeville

  2. #12
    GMR extends the deadline to Jan 31 and offers a deal:

    https://rbr.com/azoff-led-gmr-gives-radio-a-proposal/

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    GMR extends the deadline to Jan 31 and offers a deal:

    https://rbr.com/azoff-led-gmr-gives-radio-a-proposal/
    This is for RMLC member stations.
    WLYB FM
    96.3 Demopolis AL.
    100.5 Meridian Mississippi.

    WRYC FM
    92.5 Frisco City/Monroeville

  4. #14
    The following link is from the RMLC site, so not sure if this appropriate to share here. If not, guess we'll find out soon enough.
    http://imgsrv.radiomlc.org/image/rml...34533%20PM.pdf

    Not sure if I'm reading it wrong, but I don't think stations get to find out the GMR repertory unless they sign the contract. Furthermore, the GMR repertory cannot be shared with outside parties to the agreement.

    If I did interpret it correctly, this is akin to "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in the bill" tactic used to push through Obamacare.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Groove1670 View Post
    This is for RMLC member stations.
    That's correct. But even those member stations must contact GMR individually for their specific rate. So apparently there will not be an RMLC negotiated rate as there is with the three other PROs.

  6. #16
    In big letters on the middle of their home page, GMR promises "transparency." Yet, you can't find out who their artists are or how much they're charging you or what they're basing your rate on...and you must swear to never reveal anything to anyone else or they won't license you. Transparency? I think Mr. Azoff has a different dictionary than I do.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Fine Young Cannibal View Post
    In big letters on the middle of their home page, GMR promises "transparency." Yet, you can't find out who their artists are or how much they're charging you or what they're basing your rate on...and you must swear to never reveal anything to anyone else or they won't license you. Transparency? I think Mr. Azoff has a different dictionary than I do.
    Transparency for the arists/songwriters/publishers most likely. They are the only people they really care about.

  8. #18
    Thought I'd Google what's been going on between the RMLC and GMR. I found this email from Ed Christian that isn't at all encouraging. Basically it's going just like I thought it would, bad.

    I've been delegated the task of monitoring the GMR situation for my friend's small-town station back in the midwest. I don't want to make contact with GMR; they don't need their address. They probably have it anyway and can probably cross-ref those stations that have contracted with GMR and those that haven't. I don't need to attract any undue attention.

    Carving out the GMR artists from the playlists will be a tedious task, but I think it may have to be done. Am I over-reacting? Anyone here already licensed with GMR, and are their rates onerous or is it a situation where in the big scheme of things, not that big a deal. $100 more a month is a lot but manageable, $300 more a month might be a different story.

    I don't think my friend's station is an RMLC member. I'm thinking they may need to pay up their dues if it isn't too spendy.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by joebtsflk1 View Post

    I don't think my friend's station is an RMLC member. I'm thinking they may need to pay up their dues if it isn't too spendy.
    Are you a gambler? Do you like to take chances without insurance? That's what this is. Lots of variables if you want to avoid their songs.

    If the station isn't an RMLC member, how are they handling BMI and ASCAP? Even if the station flips to talk or sports, there's always a chance of "incidental music."

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Are you a gambler? Do you like to take chances without insurance? That's what this is. Lots of variables if you want to avoid their songs.
    "Insurance" may not be the right term. "Protection racket" comes to mind. That doesn't change the fact there's a lot of risk if you don't throw Azloff's sharks some meat.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    If the station isn't an RMLC member, how are they handling BMI and ASCAP?
    I think they may be paying BMI/ASCAP directly. But I could be wrong.

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