The Mechanical Licensing Collective’s user portal is set to go live “later this quarter,” according to a new release.
The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) recently announced the timetable for the debut of its much-anticipated portal, along with a pair of new tools. Last July, Digital Music News was first to report that, following a heated and contentious battle, the U.S. Copyright Office had selected the self-named Mechanical Licensing Collective to run the MLC. A coalition created by both leading music publishers and prominent indie publishers, the entity (which received some $62 million in startup capital in November 2019) is tasked with administering mechanical publishing royalties from streaming platforms.