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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Understanding The New Blanket Mechanical License and MLC + Take The Survey!

Chris Castle and other industry experts help self-published songwriters make sense of the new blanket mechanical license and the recently established Mechanical Licensing Collective. Guest post by Chris Castle of. Continue reading

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When Will The New Mechanical Licensing Collective Pay Me?

The Mechanical Licensing Collective is now essentially the sole mechanical licensing/royalty go-between in the US, and artists are wondering when and how the MLC plans to pay them. Guest post. Continue reading

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Take The Artists Rights Watch Mechanical Licensing Collective Survey

Musician’s advocacy group Artists Rights Watch has created an anonymous 10 question survey regarding the Mechanical Licensing Collective. “We’re gathering general anonymized information about how songwriters and publishers have heard. Continue reading

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective Is Open For Business

The January 1st License Availability Date set by the landmark US Music Modernization Act (MMA) which offers digital audio services a blanket mechanical license covers virtually every musical work available on. Continue reading

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Mechanical Licensing Collective Prepares For January 1st Launch

Beginning on January 1st of 2021, the rollout of a new blanket mechanical license as laid out in the Music Modernization Act will begin. Here is what ir means for. Continue reading

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What New Mechanical Licensing Collective Means For Indie Songwriters

The MLC – or Mechanical Licensing Collective – is a new U.S.-based organization tasked with administering mechanical licenses for digital audio. So what does this mean for songwriters and their. Continue reading

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