Quick Tips & Tutorial Videos

Click to watch the videos below for quick tips and tutorials that will help you with The MLC Portal, learn more about The MLC and understand music industry terms. Check back often for new videos! 

The MLC in 60 seconds

Are you a songwriter, lyricist or composer with music available for streaming on digital platforms? Do you know about The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)? In this video, you’ll learn about the streaming royalties that music creators can collect and why you should join The MLC for free. Get paid the digital mechanical royalties you deserve every month for streams of your music! Watch the video here

The MLC Portal: How to Assign a Member 

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. Watch the video here.

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 self-administered songwriters and publishers with larger catalogues of musical works. Watch video here.

What is an ISWC? 

Listen to The MLC's Head of Third Party Partnerships, Dae Bogan, explain what an International Standard Musical Work Code (ISRC) is and how these identifiers are used to track and manage music metadata for musical works. Watch the video here.

What is an ISRC? 

Listen to The MLC's Head of Third Party Partnerships, Dae Bogan, explain what an International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is and how these identifiers are used to track and manage music metadata for recordings. Watch the video here

The MLC Royalty Payment Timeline 

This video explains The Mechanical Licensing Collective’s royalty distribution (payment) cycle—the timeline of key dates for how songs streamed in a particular month translate into royalty payments 75 days later. Watch the video here.