Bulk Data Access Subscription

The Music Modernization Act of 2018 requires The MLC to make its database of musical works available in a bulk, machine/computer-readable format and through a widely available software application.

The MLC's Bulk Data Access Subscription:

Supported by a new DDEX technical standard called “BWARM” (Bulk Works and Recording Metadata), the Bulk Data Access Subscription makes it easy to access data from The MLC’s database on musical works, parties, sound recordings, products and releases and more. This comprehensive and invaluable resource is available to digital service providers, music publishers, collective management organizations, record labels, metadata companies and others throughout the industry. 

To learn more about the DDEX BWARM Standards click here.

In this December 2020 webinar, The MLC’s Richard Thompson (CTO) and Raphael Amselli (Senior Director of Technology) provide an overview of the format, features, timing and pricing of The MLC’s Bulk Data Access Subscription (formerly known as Bulk Database Feed) and answer questions from participants. Click here to watch the webinar.  

The MLC's Public Search API:

As part of making its data machine accessible, the MLC has developed a Public Search API (Application Programming Interface) to enable accessing the MLC’s database through computer programs.  
The MLC’s Public search API facilitates the targeted search of musical works through various criteria, including title, writers, and publishers as well as retrieves comprehensive musical work information held in the MLC’s database. 
The Open AI documentation for the API can be found here.

Click here to register for access to The MLC Bulk Database Feed and/or The MLC’s Public Search API.