A lot has happened since the inception of The MLC (check out our milestones here!), so, if you’d like to view webinars that took place prior to our launch in January 2021, you can watch the replays here:
MusicBiz Webinar (May 2020)
The MLC's Chief Executive Officer Kris Ahrend joined a Music Biz LIVE webinar to offer an update to the music community on the progress to date building The MLC team and organization. Watch the MusicBiz webinar.
NMPA Annual Meeting (June 2020)
On June 10, The MLC CEO Kris Ahrend joined the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) for the organization's annual meeting to discuss the progress underway in building The MLC and plans for the months ahead in an interview with NMPA's Executive Vice President and General Counsel Danielle Aguirre. Watch the clip from NMPA's annual meeting.
NYC3 Industry Meeting (July 2020)
In July, The MLC CEO Kris Ahrend was a guest speaker at the 2020 NYC3 Industry Meeting. Watch the video recording.
PMA Academy: The MLC and It’s Impact on Production Music (September 2020)
The MLC’s Head of Educational Partnerships, Serona Elton, joined Edwin Cox for a conversation on how The MLC is being built from the ground up. Watch the video recording.
A Conversation with IMPF (September 2020)
Learn how The MLC is being built from the ground up, what you can do to make sure you are receiving this important income stream and learn how you can participate in the recently announced Data Quality Initiative (DQI). The MLC's CEO, Kris Ahrend, and CIO, Richard Thompson, joined in a conversation with IMPF to discuss. Watch the IMPF webinar.
Folk Alliance presents Ask An Expert: The Mechanics of Mechanical Licensing (September 2020)
The MLC’s CEO, Kris Ahrend, NSAI’s Executive Director, Bart Herbison, and NMPA’s EVP & General Counsel, Danielle Aguirre, will join in conversation to explain how The MLC is being built from the ground up and what you can do to make sure you are receiving this important income stream. Watch video here.
MLC Week: Join Us In Supporting The MLC (October 2020)
Established by the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018, The MLC addressed longstanding challenges in how music creators collect the mechanical royalties they're owed. During this session, we reviewed the origin and purpose of The MLC and heard directly from industry stakeholders about how this revolutionary organization will empower copyright owners around the globe.
Moderated by Billboard's Robert Levine, this kickoff event features a panel with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. Chief Operating Officer and The MLC Board Chair Alisa Coleman; Nashville Songwriters Association International Executive Director Bart Herbison; National Music Publishers' Association EVP and General Counsel Danielle Aguirre; Digital Media Association President and CEO (and representative for the Digital Licensee Coordinator) Garrett Levin; The MLC CEO Kris Ahrend; and United States Copyright Office General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights Regan Smith. Watch webinar.
MLC Week: The MLC Portal (October 2020)
This session provided a look into The MLC Portal. The MLC's Chief Information Officer, Richard Thompson previewed The Portal, discussed the Data Quality Initiative and share updates on next steps. Watch webinar.
MLC Week: Members First, Making Customer Service our Priority (October 2020)
Service is at the heart of everything we do at The MLC, we aim to build and maintain strong relationships with each and every person we serve. In this session, join our Head of Customer Experience, Lindsey Major and Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell for a live Q&A about our customer service operation and hear how we will strive to exceed expectations and deliver excellence for all. Serona Elton, The MLC's Head of Educational Partnerships, moderated this session. Watch webinar.
MLC Week: Engaging International, Educational and Third-Party Partners (October 2020)
Like any good partnership, success depends upon the engagement and contributions of each partner. Hear from three of The MLC's leadership team on how they are building partnerships in three key areas. Panelists include Head of International Relations, Indi Chawla, Head of Educational Partnerships Serona Elton and Head of Third-Party Partnerships, Dae Bogan. Moderated by The MLC's Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell. Watch webinar.
MLC Week: What's Next, A Vision for the Future (October 2020)
Music Business Association President, Portia Sabin joins in conversation with CEO Kris Ahrend to discuss The MLC's vision for the future, including a preview of the milestones that lie ahead over the next six months (and beyond) as The MLC continues to ramp up operations. If you currently receive digital audio mechanical royalties, you won't want to miss this session to preview what's next for The MLC. Watch webinar.
The MLC Presents: How Self-Administered Songwriters Connect to Collect (October 2020)
This webinar guides you through the basics of mechanical royalties, how The MLC fits within that world, eligibility to Connect to Collect, and steps you need to take in order to receive the digital audio mechanical royalties you are owed. Watch webinar.