Live365 makes licensing deal with entire Global Music Rights catalog for non-interactive streaming

Live365, the webcasting platform within SoundStack, announces a deal with performance rights management company Global Music Rights, enabling webcasters to stream GMR music in a royalty-included plan. This means the webcasters are not liable for royalty payments to GMR-represented creators.

“Great music is meant to be shared,” said Jason Stoddard, general manager of Live365.

GMR reps 142 songwriters in a catalog of 81,000 works which includes over 100 Billboard Hot 100 number-one songs. Creators include John Mayer, Lizzo, Eddie Vedder, Charlie Dolan, Post Malone, and Lars Ulrich. Global Music Rights was founded by Irving Azoff.

The announcement was made at this week’s NAB Show.

“We’re all about opening up access to providers and tools to ensure that audio creators of any size can entertain/inform listeners everywhere,” said Jon Stephenson, CEO of Live365 parent company SoundStack. “We’re proud to continue that mission in a way that equally ensures the best possible protections for music copyright holders, for which GMR is known.”


Brad Hill