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Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)
Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)
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Written by David Derryberry
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The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is a collective established the Copyright Royalty Board in 2019 to build and operate the central database mandated by the MMA which passed in 2018. The MLC is funded by the digital music services.

As of January 1, 2021, songwriters and music publishers must register with The MLC using its online claiming portal to receive royalty payments under the new blanket license.

Please visit the Office’s MMA homepage for more information.

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