Member Resources

Check out helpful videos, webinars and guides for Members below and be sure check this page frequently for the latest resources The MLC is developing specifically for Members.  

Video - The MLC Portal: How to Sign Up  

Watch this video for a detailed, step-by-step demonstration on how to create an account with The MLC and register as a Member. You’ll take a tour of The MLC Portal – where Members register and manage their musical works data – and learn about the different types of Portal Users, as well as best practices for securely and accurately setting up an account. Click here to watch video.

Video - The MLC Portal: How to Assign a User to a Member Account  

This video provides a quick tutorial on adding or assigning users to an existing MLC Member Account through The MLC Portal, covering the specific type of users that can be added (“Copyright”, “Finance” and “Super User”) and the capabilities and permissions of each in The Portal once they have been added.  Click here to watch video.

Video - The MLC Portal: Bulk Upload Tutorial

In this short video tutorial, learn how to use the Bulk Upload function within The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) Portal. Great for those with larger catalogs of musical works. Click here to watch video.

The MLC Membership Quick Guide 

Click here to check out our Membership Quick Guide, designed to help you select the right type of user account.

Webinar - The MLC Presents: Why & How to Become a Member 

This webinar covers MLC Membership, as The MLC’s Head of Customer Experience Lindsey Major and Serona Elton Head of Educational Partnerships outline why self-administered songwriters, lyricists, composers and music publishers should join The MLC now in order to be positioned to receive the digital audio mechanical royalties they are owed, and walks participants through the process of joining the organization free of charge and registering their musical works data with The MLC. Click here to watch video.

Webinar - The MLC Presents: The Portal Q&A 

Watch the replay of our special interactive* webinar that first aired on March 2, 2021, that covered questions related to The MLC Portal. The Mechanical Licensing Collective’s Head of Rights Management Maurice Russell and Head of Customer Experience Lindsey Major tackled questions about The MLC Portal ranging from registering works, editing works and other functionality. (*Interactive portion was for live presentation only) Click here to watch the webinar.

Webinar - The MLC Presents: Q&A for Publishers and Administrators 

Watch the replay of our special interactive* webinar that first aired on February 26th, 2021, geared specifically for music publishers, as The Mechanical Licensing Collective’s Head of Rights Management Maurice Russell and Manager of Publisher Services Mike Scheideman tackle all of your questions about The MLC – from Membership to resources like the Data Quality Initiative – and explain in detail how The MLC engages and works with music publishers just like you. (*Interactive portion was for live presentation only) Click here to watch the webinar. 

Webinar - The MLC Presents: A Q&A for Self-Administered Songwriters

Watch the replay of our webinar geared specifically for self-administered songwriters. The MLC’s CEO Kris Ahrend and The MLC’s Head of Educational Partnerships Serona Elton answer your questions about MLC Membership, The MLC Portal and all of the tools and resources available to help self-administered songwriters register their musical works data with The MLC and get the mechanical royalties they are owed. Click here to watch the webinar.