Facebook Inks Licensing Deal With Music Mogul Irving Azoff, An Outspoken YouTube Critic

Facebook has signed a licensing pact with Global Music Rights (GMR), a music rights management company that represents the likes of Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars, Drake, and Bruce Springsteen. Notably, GMR was founded by music mogul Irving Azoff — who has been one of the most vocal critics of YouTube’s treatment of artists and labels, Bloomberg notes.

The deal will allow user-generated video clips featuring songs by GMR artists to legally remain on Facebook, as well as its Instagram,

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