Global Repertoire Database: future of crucial project hangs in the balance

The ultimate solution to the headache of global music licensing was supposed to be operational in the first half of this year. But concerns are now growing that the Global Repertoire Database may never see the light of day, due to fierce disagreements over funding behind the ambitious project.

The GRD was designed to be a single, authoritative online data resource, containing information about all musical works from publishers and collection societies across the world: no duplications, no missing ...

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