The music industry’s widely anticipated Mechanical Licensing Collective (“MLC”) officially went into effect at the beginning of January 2021. The MLC, which was created via the passage of the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) in 2018, was created to administer a new system of administration for the payment of mechanical royalties derived from streaming services.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on February 1, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Brumer, Daniela, "We Survived 2020 and the Mechanical Licensing Collective is Now in Full Effect… But How Exactly Does it Work?" (2021). AELJ Blog. 262.