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Resources and Tools to Learn More
The MLC has developed resources designed to help self-administered songwriters and music publishers learn more about our organization, our work to achieve The MLC's mission, and the tools available within The MLC Portal. Click the links below to learn more and check back often for new resources.
Click here to find a wide variety of video content to help educate prospective MLC Members and active Members. On this page, you will find a listing of upcoming webinars you can join live, recordings of past webinars you can watch on demand, helpful short-form videos related to specific topics and archived webinars from before our launch.
The MLC has created a suite of tools that allows its Members to easily manage their musical work (aka song) data. Learning how to use these tools effectively is one of the best ways you, as a Member, can Play Your Part™ in The MLC process and ensure you receive all your digital audio mechanical royalties for streaming.
The Digital Music Royalties Landscape is complex. Copyright law establishes a number of different rights for both musical works and sound recordings, and each of these rights has the potential to produce its own separate royalty stream.
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Click here to find resources designed to help self-administered songwriters determine their eligibility for becoming a Member of The MLC. They’ll also learn steps they can take to ensure their musical works data is organized and prepared for The MLC Portal.
Click here to find resources designed to help music publishers learn the steps they should take to play their part and ensure their musical works data is ready for The MLC Portal.
Click here to find resources designed to help Digital Service Providers (DSPs).
The MLC has developed resources designed to help music industry, songwriting, and composition instructors at colleges and universities learn more about our organization and our work to achieve The MLC's mission. Check back often for new resources.
There are several identifiers used in the music industry to identify people, companies, and intellectual property. Knowing the identifiers that have been assigned and making sure they are included when information is communicated can help rightsholders get the credit they deserve and get paid more quickly and accurately. Click here to learn more.
The MLC’s data programs support the efforts of dozens of digital media and technology companies around the world to gain insight into the ownership of musical works and to develop and offer a variety of solutions to businesses, rightsholders, and consumers where musical works and related sound recording data is paramount.
The U.S. Copyright Office and The MLC work closely together to ensure all of The MLC’s operations, policies and procedures support songwriters and The MLC’s mission. Click here to read more about the collaboration to ensure creators understand the new blanket license and how to collect their mechanical royalties.
El MLC ha desarrollado recursos diseñados para informar a los autores independientes y editoras musicales sobre nuestra organización, nuestra labor para lograr la misión del MLC y las herramientas disponibles para capacitarlos en el uso del portal de El MLC. Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener más información y consulte con frecuencia para obtener nuevos recursos.
La MLC a développé des ressources conçues pour aider les auteurs-compositeurs indépendants et les éditeurs de musique à en apprendre davantage sur elle, sur le travail réalisé pour mener à bien sa mission et sur les outils nécessaires en vue de préparer votre visite sur le portail de la MLC. Cliquez ici pour en savoir davantage et revenez souvent nous voir pour découvrir de nouvelles ressources.