You have been identified as a party to one or more licenses, releases, or other agreements containing a release of royalty claims with Spotify (formally Spotify USA Inc.) and/or YouTube (formally Google,Inc./YouTube). Relying on the voluntary license or agreement, these Digital Service Providers (“DSP(s)”) estimated a reduction of the amount of accrued historical unmatched royalties each has transferred to the MLC.
Please see the press release here to learn more about this transfer of accrued historical unmatched royalties to The MLC. At the time the accrued historical unmatched royalties were transferred to The MLC, the US Copyright Office (USCO) permitted DSPs to make a good faith estimate of the amount of royalties due.
Under the USCO regulations, The MLC is required to notify copyright owners impacted of their right to dispute a DSP’s reliance on the voluntary license or agreement in making estimated royalty payments for accrued historical unmatched uses to The MLC.