ArtsFest: Music Industry Webinar - Mechanical Licensing Collective

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

7 PM – 8 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join duARTS on April 15th from 7-8pm ET as we welcome Serona Elton, Head of Educational Partnerships at the Mechanical Licensing Collective. The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is a nonprofit organization designated by the U.S. Copyright Office pursuant to the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018.

In January 2021, The MLC began administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services (digital service providers or DSPs) in the United States. The MLC will then collect the royalties due under those licenses from the DSPs and pay songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers.

The MLC has built a publicly accessible musical works database, as well as a portal that creators and music publishers can use to submit and maintain their musical works data. These tools will help ensure that creators and music publishers are paid properly.

The MLC will strive to ensure songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers receive their mechanical royalties from streaming and download services in the U.S. accurately and on time.

This event will introduce Duke music creatives to the MLC, and teach how to connect to collect these unmatched royalties for their music.

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