Entertainment & Media Law: Licensing Collective Offers New Blanket License for Digital Uses of Music

Streaming and Download Royalties

Wisconsin Law Journal  Volume 35 Number 2, February 2021
Bryan T. Kroes, Esq. – Hurtado Zimmerman SC

Songwriters, lyricists, composers, and music publishers now have a new and ideally more consistent way to collect their fair share of mechanical royalties from streaming and download services in the U.S.

On January 1, 2021 the Mechanical Licensing Collective, or MLC, began full operations by offering its new blanket mechanical license, allowing access to its public search for musical works, and opening registration for its online portal.

The MLC marks a significant milestone in a long battle to ensure that songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers receive fair payment for the exploitation of their music in the digital and streaming age.

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