Global Repertoire Database officially scrapped, £8m wasted

RHIAN JONES

The Global Repertoire Database has officially been scrapped due to a fall-out of collection societies over funding of the project, according to Music Week sources.

Around £8m of publisher and songwriter money has been spent building the crucial copyright portal since 2008 – a sum which is likely to never be repaid.

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. As such, ...

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