Who needs to become a Member
Anyone who is entitled to receive digital audio mechanical royalties in the United States will need to become a "Member" of The MLC. This will include music publishers and administrators; self-administered songwriters, composers, and lyricists; and ex-U.S. collective management organizations (or "CMOs"). Click here to view a list of collective management organizations who are current Members of The MLC.
Becoming a "Member" of The MLC is how you Connect to Collect your digital audio mechanical royalties from The MLC. By law, The MLC's services will be free for all of its Members. We have created a number of resources to help you navigate the process of becoming a Member.
Click here to find our resources for self-administered songwriters.
Click here to find our resources for music publishers and administrators.
Click here to view a searchable database of rightsholders that are not yet Members of The MLC who may be entitled to collect U.S. digital audio mechanical royalties.