DSP Onboarding

DSP Onboarding

Starting in 2021, The MLC will issue and administer blanket mechanical licenses for digital service providers (DSPs) operating in the United States. The MLC urges DSPs to connect with the MLC as soon as possible.

DSPs should reach out to The MLC at dsp.relations@themlc.com

If you are engaged in digital transmission of sound recordings in the United States (including streaming or downloads) and are unsure if you qualify as a DSP under Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act, please consult with your legal counsel as soon as possible.

The MLC will coordinate with the Digital Licensee Coordinator, a nonprofit created by the Music Modernization Act to represent the DSPs, to fulfill our shared mission to deliver digital mechanical royalties accurately and on time to songwriters and music publishers. Additional information about the Digital Licensee Coordinator can be found at https://digitallicenseecoordinator.org/.

Download Simple Usage Report Format v1.0 Specification

Download Direct Voluntary Licenses (for Streaming) Template v1.0 Specification


        For more information: What Digital Service Providers Need to Know About The MLC