A user has access to The MLC Portal – you must be a user to take any actions within in the portal.  


To create an account, follow the steps below based on what kind of user you are. 


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If you are a self-administered songwriter, composer or lyricist:

  • Visiting The MLC Portal at portal.themlc.com and clicking "Sign Up" in the top right-hand corner.
  • You will need to go through an identity verification check at sign-up. 
  • If your verification is successful, you will be taken through a quick onboarding that shows you how the portal works. 
  • After onboarding, you can create a Member (the person or entity that is authorized to administer musical works and receive digital audio mechanical royalties related to their use), as well as add other users to your account. 

 

If you are a publisher:    

There are two ways to create an account.


1. You can sign up yourself by following the instructions below: 

  • Visit The MLC Portal at portal.themlc.com and click “Sign Up” in the top right-hand corner.  
  • You will need to go through an identity verification check at sign-up.  
  • If your verification is successful, you will be taken through a quick onboarding that shows you how the portal works.
  • After onboarding, you can create a Member (the entity being paid), as well as add other Users to your account. 

 

2. A Super User in your organization adds you as a user.

  • Please note: If you are added as a user this way, you will only be able to take the actions designated by the level of permission you are assigned. For more information about your user permissions, reach out to your account admin. 


If you are a publisher or self-administered songwriter with an HFA online account who opted-in to sharing your data with The MLC during the summer of 2020 but never created your account:

  • Visit The MLC Portal at portal.themlc.com 
  • Click on "Forgot password?" to follow the prompted steps.
    • Please note: You will need to use the same email address that is associated with your HFA online account.

Once your account has been activated, please check to make sure your musical works data in The MLC Portal is accurate and complete, and register any additional musical works of yours that you don't see included in your Portal account.