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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‘Where’s my money?’ songwriters, publishers ask MLC

Thanks to services claiming their safe harbor under the Music Modernization Act Title I giveaway, The Mechanical Licensing Collective recently came into $424,000,000, but has so far failed to disburse. Continue reading

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All Sound & Fury: The confused thesis of U.S. Copyright Office’s unmatched music report [CHRIS CASTLE]

Although the Copyright Office’s recent unmatched music report makes an effort to match transitory royalty payments and settle up with songwriters, it fails to prioritize the creation of a gold. 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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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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