CEO, Global Music Rights
With over two decades of performing rights experience, Randy Grimmett currently serves as CEO of Global Music Rights. Founded in 2013 with long-time industry veteran Irving Azoff, the company is the first entrant into the performing rights marketplace in nearly 75 years. At this boutique PRO, Randy takes a hands-on approach in every facet of the business, from client acquisition and license negotiations to international operations and music rights advocacy.
Before taking on his current role, Randy led a team of over 100 employees as EVP of Membership at ASCAP. In his 19 years at ASCAP, Randy was an integral part of ASCAP’s market share expansion, increasing distributions, and developing the hugely successful ASCAP ‘I Create Music’ Expo.
Randy began his music career as an attorney in business affairs while managing a band in Oklahoma. A state-native, Randy attended The University of Oklahoma and received both a B.A. and a J.D. there.