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The US Copyright Office (the Office) has chosen the two groups that will facilitate the new system of mechanical licensing as determined by the Music Modernization Act (MMA).


  • In addition to the MLC, the Office has also selected the group that will act as Digital Licensee Coordinator.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the selection process of the bodies that will facilitate the new blanket mechanical license rollout.
  • Explains why the different groups were selected by the Copyright Office.

Key questions answered

  • What changes did the MMA have on US mechanical licensing?
  • Why did the Copyright Office make the selections it has?
  • What criteria were used by the Copyright Office in making its selection?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Major progress on US mechanical licensing
  • Choosing the MLCI over the AMLC
  • Selection of the Digital Licensee Coordinator


  • Author

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