DSP Resources

DSP Onboarding


Click here for a step-by-step guide for DSPs to obtain the blanket license.

Key Dates


Blanket Licensees and Significant Nonblanket Licensees are required by law to submit usage reporting and payments to The MLC on time. Click here to see deadlines.

Fact Sheets


Click here to find a collection of fact sheets explaining what a DSP should know to onboard with The MLC.



Click here to find The MLC's collection of webinars designed to help DSPs onboard with The MLC.



Blanket Licensees and Significant Nonblanket Licensees are required to make themselves formally known to The MLC. This is done by submitting a notice. Click here to get access to the notice webforms.

Specifications & Templates


The MLC asks that DSPs provide information utilizing specific templates and guidelines to ensure that our systems can ingest the information properly. If these specifications and templates are not followed the DSP will be asked to resubmit the information in the correct format. Click here to learn more.

Phono 4


Click here to view details and answers to basic questions about the Phonorecords IV (Phono 4) rate period and the rates and terms that became effective on January 1, 2023. The information provided is a courtesy and does not substitute for or supersede the published rates and terms or the obligations of Blanket Licensees under 17 U.S.C. 115 or 37 C.F.R. Parts 210 and 385. Please consult legal counsel with any questions about obligations under the rates and terms.

Please contact DSP Relations at dsp.relations@themlc.com with questions related to Monthly Usage Reporting.

Please contact Finance at finance@themlc.com with questions related to Royalties or Assessment Payments.