Resources - Webinars

The MLC Presents: How Self-Administered Songwriters Can Connect to Collect

This webinar recaps The MLC's activities to-date and our plans for the future. It explains what it means to be a "self-administered" writer and how self-administered writers can become Members of The MLC (or Connect to Collect) in order to ensure they receive the digital audio mechanical royalties they're owed. Finally, it guides self-administered writers through the process of organizing their musical works data now, ahead of the roll out of The MLC's new user portal for Members. Watch the webinar here.

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.

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.
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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 Proprietary Systems:

This July 2020 webinar is targeted for those who are using their own in-house / proprietary IT systems to manage their musical works' data.
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MLC Week: Join Us In Supporting The MLC

Established by the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018, The MLC addressed longstanding challenges in how music creators collect the mechanical royalties they're owed. During this session, we reviewed the origin and purpose of The MLC and heard directly from industry stakeholders about how this revolutionary organization will empower copyright owners around the globe. 

Moderated by Billboard's Robert Levine, this kickoff event features a panel with ABKCO Music & Records,  Inc. Chief Operating Officer and The MLC Board Chair Alisa Coleman; Nashville Songwriters Association International Executive Director Bart Herbison; National Music Publishers' Association EVP and General Counsel Danielle Aguirre; Digital Media Association President and CEO (and representative for the Digital Licensee Coordinator) Garrett Levin; The MLC CEO Kris Ahrend; and United States Copyright Office General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights Regan Smith. Watch webinar.

MLC Week: The MLC Portal

This session provided a look into The MLC Portal. The MLC's Chief Information Officer, Richard Thompson previewed The Portal, discussed the Data Quality Initiative and share updates on next steps. Watch webinar

MLC Week: Members First, Making Customer Service our Priority

Service is at the heart of everything we do at The MLC, we aim to build and maintain strong relationships with each and every person we serve. In this session, join our Head of Customer Experience, Lindsey Major and Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell for a live Q&A about our customer service operation and hear how we will strive to exceed expectations and deliver excellence for all. Serona Elton, The MLC's Head of Educational Partnerships, moderated this session. Watch webinar

MLC Week: Engaging International, Educational and Third-Party Partners

Like any good partnership, success depends upon the engagement and contributions of each partner. Hear from three of The MLC's leadership team on how they are building partnerships in three key areas. Panelists include Head of International Relations, Indi Chawla, Head of Educational Partnerships Serona Elton and Head of Third-Party Partnerships, Dae Bogan. Moderated by The MLC's Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell. Watch webinar. 

MLC Week: What's Next, A Vision for the Future

In our final address, we have invited Music Business Association President Portia Sabin for a conversation with CEO Kris Ahrend to discuss The MLC's vision for the future, including a preview of the milestones that lie ahead over the next six months (and beyond) as The MLC continues to ramp up operations. If you currently receive digital audio mechanical royalties, you won't want to miss this session to preview what's next for The MLC. Watch webinar.

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