Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony Moderates Panel at CD Baby DIY Conference
On Saturday, August 27, 2022, Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony moderated a panel with Lindsey Major, Head of Customer Experience of The Mechanical Licensing Collective for the CD Baby DIY Conference in Austin, TX.
The panel was entitled “Show Me the Money! How to Get Paid When Your Music is Streamed: Learn About the Importance of Digital Mechanical Royalties”. During this casual fireside chat, moderated by Brendon Anthony of the TMO, representatives of The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) and CD Baby detailed how the mechanical licensing landscape has changed in recent years and how you can maximize those royalties that are so important to the career of those in the music industry.
During this panel, attendees also learned about how & why the MLC was created, what The MLC does and its place in the overall royalty landscape; the benefits of a free MLC membership and who should join; and how CD Baby and The MLC work together to get artists paid.
TMO looks forward to moderating more panels like this in the future.
About the MLC:
The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is a nonprofit organization designated by the U.S. Copyright Office pursuant to the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018.
In January 2021, The MLC began administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services (digital service providers or DSPs) in the United States. The MLC will then collect the royalties due under those licenses from the DSPs and pay songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers.
The MLC has built a publicly accessible musical works database, as well as a portal that creators and music publishers can use to submit and maintain their musical works data.