Irving Azoff Acquires Prince Released And Unreleased Recording Rights - Noise11.com
Irving Azoff, music news, noise11.com

Irving Azoff

Irving Azoff Acquires Prince Released And Unreleased Recording Rights

by Paul Cashmere on January 12, 2017

in News

Global Music Rights, a company founded by Irving Azoff in 2014, has acquired the rights for all released and unreleased Prince songs.

In a statement, GMR announced, “A long time advocate of artists’ rights, Prince left ASCAP in 2014 seeking an alternative to traditional public performance licensing practices. The Estate, represented by Bremer Trust, their music industry advisors, Charles Koppelman and Londell McMillan, and attorney Jason Boyarski, concluded that GMR’s philosophy of providing an elite group of writers with heightened customer service and control was most consistent with Prince’s values. As of October 1, 2016, GMR is responsible for licensing for all of Prince’s catalog –both released and unreleased tracks– on a worldwide basis”.

Irving Azoff said in a statement “I couldn’t be happier that Prince, who, during his lifetime, I worked with at various times over the last 30 years, will have his incredible roster of works represented by GMR. Prince was an iconoclast, who never settled for second best, and now his Estate has ensured that the public performance rights are protected in a way befitting their significance.”

Azoff founded GMR in 2014 with Randy Grimmett making it the first new entrant in the United States public performance rights industry in over seventy years.

GMR represents a select group of prolific writers who have written some of the most popular music in the world including Drake, Bruno Mars, the Eagles, The Who, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Ira Gershwin, Smokey Robinson and Pharrell Williams, among others.

noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Midnight Oil debut ‘Tarkine’, their first new song since 2002

Midnight Oil have debuted their first song since 2002 at their warm-up show in Wollongong on Thursday night.

2 days ago
Don Felder American Rock N Roll
Don Felder’s ‘American Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Album Cover features the art of Bernie Taupin.

I had a simple question for former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. “The Bernie Taupin credited with the artwork on your new album. Is that THE Bernie Taupin?” “That’s the only Bernie Taupin I know,” Felder answered laughing.

3 days ago
Dalicados
Over 100 Years of Combined Melbourne Punk has led us to Dalicados

Dalicados began in 2017 when six friends from bands such as The Chosen Few, Hunters & Collectors, I Spit On Your Gravy, H.A.N.D, In Vivo, Fiona & Her Holy Men, Epic Brass, UNAustralians, Tijuana Souvenirs decided to form a new band.

4 days ago
iOTA in Lazarus for The Production Company
David Bowie’s Lazarus is a Major Win for The Production Company 2019 Season

With the staging of Australia’s first production of David Bowie’s final work ‘Lazarus’, The Production Company has taken a giant risk moving outside its comfort zone. It was the right decision to make.

4 days ago
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com
Jimmy Barnes Plans on Shutting Down Your Town

Jimmy Barnes has announced dates for his ‘Shutting Down Your Town’ Australia and New Zealand tour starting September with an impressive list of special guests to open.

4 days ago
Chris Ryan Phoebe Panaretos and iOTA photo by Jeff Busby
Chris Ryan Talks About His Starring Role As Newton in Bowie’s Lazarus

In 2018 Jeanne Pratt’s The Production Company scored a major win for Melbourne. The company acquired the rights to David Bowie’s final work ‘Lazarus’.

5 days ago
ZZ Top the musical
ZZ Top Musical ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ is on the way

A musical based on the music of ZZ Top is currently in development in the USA. Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth from Caesars Entertainment along with Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ the musical to debut in Las Vegas in 2020.

5 days ago