MLC Panel Will Highlight Hispanic Members

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month with a virtual panel that will highlight MLC Members of Hispanic heritage. “The Writer Behind the Song” will showcase three MLC Spanish-language songwriter members: Jósean Log (Mexican), DJ Fermin Daddy (Puerto Rican) and Xcelencia (Cuban / Puerto Rican).

Curated by The MLC’s Head of Third-Party Partnerships, Dae Bogan, and moderated by Guillermo Page, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Music Industry Program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, “The Writer Behind the Song” will explore the music, culture and career journeys of three Spanish-language songwriters while unpacking key issues and challenges within the Latin Music industry.

“I take great pride in our principle of diversity, which is reflected in the work that we do at The MLC and in the music creators that we serve every day,” says Bogan. “‘The Writer Behind the Song’ builds upon the cultural programming that we’ve rolled out over the past two years and shines a spotlight on our membership community.”

The virtual panel will take place on Friday, October 21st at 1pm CST / 2pm EST. Tune in by registering here.

The MLC kicked off the availability of comprehensive Spanish-language informational resources about The MLC during last year’s Hispanic Heritage Month. Over the past year, The MLC has expanded the resources that are available, including adding to The MLC’s collection of Spanish-language videos that can be viewed here. To learn more about all our available Spanish-language resources, click here.

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About The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) was designated by the U.S. Register of Copyrights in July 2019 pursuant to the Music Modernization Act of 2018. The MLC is responsible for administering the new blanket compulsory license for the use of musical works by digital music services. As of January 2021, mechanical royalties from streaming in the U.S. will be processed and paid out by The MLC at no cost to songwriters or music publishers.

The MLC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of songwriters and representatives of music publishers.  For more background on The MLC and its Board and Committee members, go to www.TheMLC.com.