Music Publishers

These resources are designed to help music publishers learn the steps they should take to Play Their Part.

Data Quality Initiative

The MLC created the Data Quality Initiative (DQI) to provide a streamlined way for publishers, administrators and collective management organizations (CMOs) outside the United States to compare large schedules of their musical works’ data against The MLC’s data. Through the DQI, The MLC will provide participants with reports that highlight the discrepancies between the two sets of data so that they can more easily correct those discrepancies and improve the quality of The MLC’s data.
Learn More about the Data Quality Initiative.

Who Connects to Collect

Anyone who wishes to receive digital audio mechanical royalties from The MLC will need to become a “Member” of The MLC. Members of The MLC will also be able to use The MLC’s user portal to register new musical works and review and update their existing musical works data in The MLC’s database.
Learn more about who needs to Connect to Collect with The MLC.

DQI Webinar for Music Maestro/ Vistex

This August 2020 webinar is targeted for users of Vistex's Music Maestro platform. Watch the webinar.

DQI Webinar for Spreadsheet Software Users:

This August 2020 webinar is targeted for those who are using Excel, Google Sheets or similar methods to store their data.
Watch the webinar.

DQI Webinar for Proprietary Systems:

This August 2020 webinar is targeted for those who are using Excel, Google Sheets or similar methods to store their data.
Watch the webinar.

Video Update (PMA Academy: The MLC and It’s Impact on Production Music)

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.

VIDEO UPDATE (June 2020 NMPA Annual Meeting)

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.