Partners Update: MLC, MerleFest, & A2IM

Do You Have Music Streaming? Does One of Your Clients Have Music Streaming? Connect with The MLC Today!

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is a nonprofit organization created to ensure that songwriters get paid any time their music is streamed on digital platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. The MLC collects digital audio mechanical streaming royalties in the U.S. and distributes them to the creators (and their publisher and administrator partners) who have earned them. To date, The MLC has distributed over $1.7 billion in total royalties. 

If you’re a songwriter who does not have a publisher or administrator, sign up to become a Member of The MLC to start collecting your streaming royalties. If you have a publisher or administrator but you also have some songs that are self-published, you will need to become a Member of The MLC to collect the royalties for the songs you have independently published. Membership is FREE!

We’re here to help!

If you have questions about membership or how to collect your royalties, contact The MLC’s Support Team. Call 615.488.3653 or visit themlc.com/contact.

MerleFest 2024: April 25 – 28, 2024

Mark your calendars for MerleFest 2024! The event will be held from April 25th to 28th, 2024, in the breathtaking foothills of Western North Carolina. MerleFest has been delivering outstanding music, unforgettable moments, and cherished memories every year, and this year's event will be no exception.

The lineup for this year's festival is incredible, featuring some of the best bands and musicians in the industry such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Turnpike Troubadours,The Teskey Brothers, Nickel Creek, Larkin Poe, Lukas Nelson, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dan Tyminski Band,Sam Bush, and the recently announced John Cowan!

With 12 stages of traditional-plus music, there's something for everyone. Plus, we are a family-friendly festival, and kids 12 and under can attend for free!

Visit our website at www.merlefest.org to view the full lineup, stage schedules, and purchase tickets. Don't miss out on this amazing event. Join us from April 25th to 28th, 2024, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Learn more about Merlefest 2024

Join the largest gathering of independent music professionals in NYC June 10-13!

Running for over 15 years in New York City, A2IM Indie Week is the largest gathering of the independent music community in the world. Drawing labels, distributors, DSPs, agencies and more from across the globe,A2IM Indie Week is a conference offering music industry professionals countless networking opportunities and educational resources tailor-made for the independent sector’s unique needs.

Each year, we carefully curate our lineup of expert speakers to discuss the most pressing topics in music. Subjects covered have included AI, touring, marketing, sync licensing, industry predictions, DSP workshops, and many more. Plus, don't miss the opportunity to connect at one of the countless evening networking mixers and showcases.

Snag your early bird badge now