What rightsholders need to know about the MLC

Getting involved with the The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) can be confusing, so let’s break it down… by Ellen Truley of The MLC from Soundfly’s Flypaper blog If you’re a. Continue reading

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13% MLC unmatched song rate isn’t good enough, says Atty Chris Castle

We often hear that Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) match rates – accuracy matching a song with its creator – are consistent with the “industry standard,” But this is pre-Music Modernization. Continue reading

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The ins/outs and good/bad of the Mechanical Licensing Collective

One the largest and most impactful elements of the Music Modernization Act of 2019 was the creation of the Mechanical Licensing Collective. Now active since January first of this year,. Continue reading

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‘Songwriters have been shorted nearly 1/2 billion dollars by streaming services in last decade’

Musicians and the music industry have been reacting to the news that the Mechanical Licensing Collective has received and will distribute more than $424 million in unmatched “black box’ streaming. Continue reading

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Copyright Royalty Board Ups Songwriter Royalties 44%, Coalition Bids To Oversea Mechanical Licensing

The US Copyright Royalty Board published the final rates and terms for mechanical royalties for songwriters to the Federal Register on Tuesday, making them official more than a year after. Continue reading

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