Licenses

What is a mechanical license?
A mechanical license grants the licensee permission from the owner(s) of a copyrighted work to reproduce and distribute a musical work in a physical or di...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 at 5:45 PM
What is a blanket mechanical license?
A blanket mechanical license grants permission to use any music from an entire specific catalog in exchange for a fee. Historically, blanket licenses were ...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 at 5:45 PM
What is a compulsory license?
A compulsory license is a type of mechanical license that permits a licensee to reproduce and distribute a musical work without securing permission directl...
Fri, 26 Feb, 2021 at 2:30 PM
What is a voluntary license?
A voluntary license is directly negotiated between the copyright holder and a third party, unlike a compulsory license, which does not require direct permi...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 at 5:48 PM
What is a public performance license and performance royalty?
Please note: The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) does not administer performance licenses or distribute performance royalties.    A public ...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 at 5:50 PM
What is a master-use license? What are master royalties?
Please note: The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) does not administer master-use licenses or distribute master-use royalties.    A master-us...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 at 5:54 PM
What is a synchronization license? What are synchronization royalties?
Please note: The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) does not administer synchronization licenses or distribute synchronization royalties.    A...
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020 at 5:56 PM