U.S. Copyright Office Begins Process to Create Music Modernization Act’s Licensing Collective

With the euphoria of having seen the passage of the Music Modernization Act beginning to die down, attention is turning to the practical realities that it will create. Now, the United States Copyright Office has formally kicked off the process to establish the MMA’s Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) by putting out a request for information to help inform its choice for designating both the members of the MLC and Digital Licensee Coordinator (DLC).

In doing so, it is giving interested parties until March 21, 2019 to submit written proposals, and until April 22 for the public to comment on those submissions and related issues. It issued its guidelines for submitting applications in the Dec. 21 edition of the Federal Register.

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