Music Ally: MLC confirms data partners and identity of its CIO

Launch-funding secured, the US’ new Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is continuing to build its team and partnerships. Yesterday, the body announced that Richard Thompson will be its chief information officer. He’s no newcomer: the former Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) chair has been filling the CIO role on an interim basis since February this year.

“Richard’s impressive experience in building the technology behind Kobalt, as well as his past role as chair of DDEX and his participation in the international music metadata standards group for nearly a decade, make him the ideal person to drive the development of the MLC’s platform,” said board chair Alisa Coleman.

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