According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) announced an interim agreement with the new performing rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) that will give commercial radio stations, who decide to accept the license, the the right to play music written by songwriters represented by GMR for nine months. The announcement from the RMLC is available here. The agreement is set to last nine months.
To be covered by this license, a station must make an election by January 31 and pay the first month’s assessment to GMR by that date. More information and links here.