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House Judiciary Hearing on Copyright Office Reviews Music Modernization Act, Black Box Royalty Concerns

Register of copyrights Karyn Temple says black box distributions won’t occur before 2023.

With many indie songwriters concerned about how the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) created by the Music Modernization Act (MMA) will handle the buildup of black box royalties from 2014-2019, it was announced that distributions will not occur before 2023.

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