Copyright Alliance Endorses The MLC to Serve as Statutory Mechanical Licensing Collective

March 29, 2024

Contact: Eileen Bramlet

Washington, DC—Today, the Copyright Alliance joined a group of musical work copyright owners and others who endorse The MLC to continue to serve as the statutory Mechanical Licensing Collective that is responsible for administering the blanket license established by the Music Modernization Act (MMA). In a statement, Copyright Alliance CEO Keith Kupferschmid noted the following:

“Our action of endorsing The MLC represents just the first step of a statutorily required periodic review by the U.S. Copyright Office to consider its designation. The Copyright Alliance and our members look forward to providing additional input during the public comment period, through which our members reserve the right to voice specific views or concerns with the existing system.

“The Copyright Alliance does not represent a particular group of individuals or industry—we represent all individuals and industries that rely on copyright for their livelihoods, careers, and businesses, including music publishers, songwriters and others impacted by the MMA. We do not claim to represent the specific views of any particular group of individuals or industry and each member of the Copyright Alliance is free to express any additional view, whether through comments to the Copyright Office or otherwise.”



The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing the copyright interests of over two million individual creators and over 15,000 organizations in the United States, across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright, and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators. For more information, please visit our website.