What royalties do MLC collect?

What royalties do MLC collect?

The MLC distributes digital audio mechanical royalties to eligible self-administered songwriters, composers, lyricists, music publishers, administrators and CMOs on a monthly basis.

What does the MLC do?

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is a nonprofit organization created in 2019 by the Music Modernization Act (MMA) to administer blanket mechanical licences to eligible streaming services in the U.S., and to pay the resulting royalties to songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers.


The MLC Super Fund accepts all contribution types including Superannuation Guarantee contributions from any employer. The MLC Super Fund is authorised by APRA to offer a MySuper product and has the MySuper product identifier of 70 732 426 024 883.

What company does the MLC replace?

The MLC will be responsible for matching those royalties to copyright holders and paying them out. Starting in 2020, the MLC will also become the governing body responsible for setting statutory royalty rates, replacing the trio of U.S. judges called the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).

Will the MLC collect royalties from outside the United States?

The MLC will not collect mechanical royalties from those platforms outside of the United States. The MLC does not collect royalties from physical sales (such as Vinyl, CDs etc). It also does not collect lyric-generated royalties (such as Instagram stickers).

Does IOOF own MLC?

We’re excited MLC is now part of IOOF Holdings Ltd (IOOF). The sale from National Australia Bank (NAB) was completed on 31 May 2021.

Is MLC a pro?

The MLC is not a performing rights organization (PRO), and registration with the MLC does not affect your ability to receive musical work royalties from PROs like ASCAP or BMI.

What is a MLC certificate?

The MLC stands for Maritime Labour Convention. The Industrial vessels of 500 GT and high which trade globally are obligated to carry an MLC Certificate, as required by MLC convention.