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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Is The Music Modernization Act Stifling Industry Innovation?

When the Music Modernization Act passed, many in the industry were concerned about what impact the legislation might have on the creative sector of the music business. Now, some fear. Continue reading

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MLC Requires Songwriters To Clean Up Their Own Data

The Music Licensing Collective’s takeover of mechanical royalties management under the Music Modernization Act was designed to streamline payments to songwriters, but in this op-ed, David LLower argues that the. Continue reading

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Who Owns The MLC Database of Songs?

Those keeping up with copyright will doubtless be aware of the new developments surrounding the Music Modernization Act, and the establishment of blanket licensing, curtesy of the Mechanical Licensing Collective.. Continue reading

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A New Dark Age: Blanket Licenses for Everything Based On MMA [CHRIS CASTLE]

Here Chris Castle breaks down his view of the looming threat of comprehensive blanket licensing based on the Music Modernization Act, what it would mean for music, and who is. Continue reading

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Copyright Office Should Establish Conflict Of Interest Policy For The MMA Musical Works Database [Op-Ed]

In this piece, Chris Castle weighs in on why the Copyright Office should put in place a conflict of interest policy for the recently passed Music Modernization Act’s Musical works. Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Music Modernization Act and CASE Act

The Music Modernization Act and CASE Act are two of the most important pieces of U.S. legislation for musicians in decades. This week Rachel Stilwell from Stilwell Law joins Michael. Continue reading

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Court Approves Pandora Appeal Of Pre-1972 Recordings Suit Due To Music Modernization Act

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals told a lower federal court to reconsider Pandora's bid to negate a class-action lawsuit over the streaming of pre-1972 recordings.

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MLC Submits $37.25M Bill To Administer Music Modernization Act To Be Paid By Spotify, Apple

The newly appointed Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has submitted its proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) outlining the structure of the collective and the funding required to carry out. Continue reading

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