A Pan European Licensing Initiative

With the birth of music trading over the Internet, a number of Performing Rights Organisations lobbied for the creation of a multi-national database through which…

GRD’s Failure

In the era of the Internet, it is still difficult to obtain information about the ownership and control of musical rights and works. This can…

IMR’s Scoping Report

At the end of February, WIPO and its International Music Registry group (IMR) released a long-awaited ‚ÄúStudy on the Role and Functions of the International…

Waiting for GRD

This is the second in a series of articles tracking ongoing efforts worldwide to develop a single registry of songs. In our December cover piece,…