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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HFA loses bid to exit Eminem Eight Mile case – What it means for the MLC

With Spotify and the Harry Fox Agency in hot water over their alleged failure to properly license the music of one Marshall Mathers (aka Eminem) some questions are being raised. Continue reading

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What orphan songs can teach the MLC

With the Mechanical Licensing Collective recently receiving $424 and counting in black box royalty payments, a lot of questions are being raised about what the MLC can learn from orphan. Continue reading

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The MLC Explained: All your questions answered in a free webinar series

Starting later this Thursday, The Mechanical Licensing Collective will host a free 4-part webinar series to explain how to become a member and being the process of collecting past and future. Continue reading

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective: What is it?

As an artist, you might be curious just how mechanical royalties end up in your pocket, and what exactly the MLC has to do with it. In this piece, we. Continue reading

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What the $424M MLC royalty ‘black box’ means for musicians

In this article, Christ Castle breaks down the legal and financial implications of the MLC’s $424 million black box it recently received from digital service providers. Guest post by Chris. Continue reading

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Good news for music tech startups: DLC alters fee structure for blanket compulsory licenses

In what will come as good tidings to many music tech startups out there, the Digital Licensee Coordinator is changing the structure for blanket compulsory license use. Guest post by. Continue reading

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Results, Recommendations From The Artist Rights Watch MLC Awareness Survey

During January, Artist Rights Watch fielded a survey to songwriters, hoping to gauge their level of awareness surrounding the Music Licensing Collective. Here, we break down some of the results. Continue reading

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Kris Ahrend of the Mechanical Licensing Collective [Music Biz Weekly Podcast Interview]

Kris Ahrend from The Mechanical Licensing Collective joins co-hosts Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert on the Music Biz Weekly podcast. The MLC is a nonprofit organization designated by the U.S.. Continue reading

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