Radio Music License Committee and Global Music Rights have dropped their lawsuits; new radio-station licenses will kick in April 1.

At RMLC’s request, GMR has agreed that any radio station that still wishes to opt into the settlement has the opportunity to do so on 3/31, 2022, by contacting GMR at [email protected]. As of 4/1, stations without a license from GMR will no longer be permitted to publicly play songs within the GMR repertory.

Said GMR founder Irving Azoff, “Global Music Rights stands for songwriters and the value of their music. I'm proud of the GMR team for the hard work on behalf of songwriters in achieving this settlement. It is wonderful that GMR and thousands of radio stations coast to coast are partnered to bring great music to fans for many years.”

“This settlement puts an end to more than five years of litigation and represents a shared desire by both sides to find a way for radio stations and GMR to work together on a long-term basis without repeatedly resorting to litigation,” said RMLC Chairman Ed Atsinger III.