Resources - Webinars

Upcoming Webinars 

April 22, 9 a.m. PT | 11 a.m. CT | 12 p.m. ET - Data Accuracy and Why it Matters 

Registering accurate and complete musical works data with The MLC is one of the most crucial things Members can do to ensure they get their mechanical royalties. In this webinar, you’ll hear from The MLC why it’s so important, and learn first-hand how resources like The MLC’s Data Quality Initiative (DQI) make it quick and easy to submit the most precise data to The MLC Portal. Register here.

April 29, 9 a.m. PT | 11 a.m. CT | 12 p.m. ET - Getting Paid: The MLC’s Royalty Distribution Process 

You joined The MLC to start getting paid the mechanical royalties you’ve earned and deserve, and in this webinar we’ll cover the steps you need to take to receive those royalties – including how to add or update your contact, banking and tax information to The MLC Portal. We’ll also help you understand the royalty distribution statement you may have already received, and explain the schedule for The MLC’s monthly distributions moving forward. Register here.

April 30, 9 a.m. PT | 11 a.m. CT | 12 p.m. ET - The MLC Presents: Defining MLC Members and Users

Join us for this brand new webinar that will break down how The MLC delineates and classifies its Members and users. We’ll cover the fundamental differences between the two terms, address who should register with The MLC as one or both and walk you through the processes of becoming both a Member and a user. The session will also explain the different types of users and the capabilities each one has, with ample time for questions and answers. Register here.

May 11, 9 a.m. PT | 11 a.m. CT | 12 p.m. ET - The MLC Presents: Managing Your Catalog

The MLC invites you to join us for a new webinar devoted entirely to maintaining the centerpiece of every MLC Membership – your catalog of musical works. During this session, we’ll review how to register new and existing musical works in The MLC Portal both individually and via The MLC’s bulk upload feature, outline how to edit works, cover best practices for addressing errors in your data and much more, all designed to help ensure your catalog is up-to-date and that you’re positioned to collect all of the royalties you’re entitled to receive. Register here

May 18, 9 a.m. PT | 11 a.m. CT | 12 p.m. ET - The MLC Presents: How Self-Administered Songwriters Can Connect to Collect 

What does that mean for self-administered writers? The MLC will detail what self-administered writers can do to make sure they receive this important income stream. We’ll discuss eligibility for joining The MLC and how self-administered writers can Connect to Collect to receive the digital audio mechanical royalties they’re owed. Join Serona Elton, The MLC’s Head of Educational partnerships, as she helps guide self-administered writers through the process of organizing their musical works data ahead of the roll out of The MLC Portal. Register here.

Archived Webinars

The MLC Presents: How Self-Administered Songwriters Can Connect to Collect

This webinar recaps The MLC's activities to-date and our plans for the future. It explains what it means to be a "self-administered" writer and how self-administered writers can become Members of The MLC (or Connect to Collect) in order to ensure they receive the digital audio mechanical royalties they're owed. Finally, it guides self-administered writers through the process of organizing their musical works data now, ahead of the roll out of The MLC's new user portal for Members. Watch the webinar here.

The MLC Presents: Why & How to Become a Member

This webinar covers MLC Membership, as The MLC’s Head of Customer Experience Lindsey Major and Serona Elton Head of Educational Partnerships outline why self-administered songwriters, lyricists, composers and music publishers should join The MLC now in order to be positioned to receive the digital audio mechanical royalties they are owed, and walks participants through the process of joining the organization free of charge and registering their musical works data with The MLC. Click here to watch video.

DQI Webinar for Spreadsheet Software Users:

This August 2020 webinar is targeted for those who are using Excel, Google Sheets or similar methods to store their data.
Watch the webinar.

DQI Webinar for Music Maestro/ Vistex:

This August 2020 webinar is targeted for users of Vistex's Music Maestro platform. Watch the webinar.

DQI Webinar for Proprietary Systems:

This July 2020 webinar is targeted for those who are using their own in-house / proprietary IT systems to manage their musical works' data.
Watch the webinar.

MLC Week: Join Us In Supporting The MLC

Established by the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018, The MLC addressed longstanding challenges in how music creators collect the mechanical royalties they're owed. During this session, we reviewed the origin and purpose of The MLC and heard directly from industry stakeholders about how this revolutionary organization will empower copyright owners around the globe. 

Moderated by Billboard's Robert Levine, this kickoff event features a panel with ABKCO Music & Records,  Inc. Chief Operating Officer and The MLC Board Chair Alisa Coleman; Nashville Songwriters Association International Executive Director Bart Herbison; National Music Publishers' Association EVP and General Counsel Danielle Aguirre; Digital Media Association President and CEO (and representative for the Digital Licensee Coordinator) Garrett Levin; The MLC CEO Kris Ahrend; and United States Copyright Office General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights Regan Smith. Watch webinar.

MLC Week: The MLC Portal

This session provided a look into The MLC Portal. The MLC's Chief Information Officer, Richard Thompson previewed The Portal, discussed the Data Quality Initiative and share updates on next steps. Watch webinar

MLC Week: Members First, Making Customer Service our Priority

Service is at the heart of everything we do at The MLC, we aim to build and maintain strong relationships with each and every person we serve. In this session, join our Head of Customer Experience, Lindsey Major and Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell for a live Q&A about our customer service operation and hear how we will strive to exceed expectations and deliver excellence for all. Serona Elton, The MLC's Head of Educational Partnerships, moderated this session. Watch webinar

MLC Week: Engaging International, Educational and Third-Party Partners

Like any good partnership, success depends upon the engagement and contributions of each partner. Hear from three of The MLC's leadership team on how they are building partnerships in three key areas. Panelists include Head of International Relations, Indi Chawla, Head of Educational Partnerships Serona Elton and Head of Third-Party Partnerships, Dae Bogan. Moderated by The MLC's Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell. Watch webinar. 

MLC Week: What's Next, A Vision for the Future

In our final address, we have invited Music Business Association President Portia Sabin for a conversation with CEO Kris Ahrend to discuss The MLC's vision for the future, including a preview of the milestones that lie ahead over the next six months (and beyond) as The MLC continues to ramp up operations. If you currently receive digital audio mechanical royalties, you won't want to miss this session to preview what's next for The MLC. Watch webinar.

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The Basics: What is The MLC and Who Should Become a Member

In this introductory webinar, you’ll learn about how and why The MLC was created, discover the full scope of our work, hear answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about The MLC and get a detailed breakdown of who should join The MLC for free in order to receive mechanical royalties they may be owed. Watch webinar.