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We know the big MMA decisions come later in the year, but that won’t stop us from bringing MMA leaders to the stage to share their views on how the MLC can create a streamlined process of logging and distributing royalties. Join us as we discuss how the groundwork laid by the MMA’s passage looks to address the concerns of publishers and songwriters as the industry continues its dramatic shift towards music streaming as its primary revenue generator.
11:30 AM - 12:25 PM: What Do Publishers Expect from the MLC, and Will It Be Able to Deliver?
According to the RIAA’s 2018 year-end report, streaming now comprises 75% of total music industry revenues. Publishers and songwriters have supported the MMA and its MLC as a path toward earning more royalties from streaming mechanicals and performance royalties. However, what obstacles threaten this reality? How will the MLC more accurately and comprehensively license, collect and distribute to publishers compared to how MRI or HFA currently do the job? What effects might the DSPs' appeal regarding the CRB's decision to increase the streaming mechanical rate have on the MLC?
Moderator: Neeta Ragoowansi, NPREX
Steven Ambers, SOCAN
Allen Bargfrede, dotBC
Abby North, North Music Group LLC
Colin Rushing, SoundExchange