MMA Educational Materials
The Music Modernization Act (MMA) updates the copyright law to make statutory licensing more fair for creators and more efficient for digital music providers (e.g., music streaming and downloading services). A full list of FAQs is also available here.
Video and print materials are available below. Physical copies may be requested by emailing [email protected] with the subject line MMA Materials. For regular updates on the Music Modernization Act, subscribe to our newsletter.
Sampling, Interpolations, Beats Stores and More: An Introduction for Musicians Using Preexisting Music
The MMA tutorial series gives an overview of the law and the important changes that songwriters and publishers need to know. These videos are also available on Youtube.
Unclaimed Royalties Study
The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a public study to determine the best practices that the Mechanical Licensing Collective may implement to effectively identify copyright owners and unclaimed royalties of musical works while encouraging copyright owners to claim royalties and ultimately reduce the occurrence of unclaimed royalties. To initiate this study, the Office held an all-day educational symposium on December 6, 2019. Videos of the panel sessions and educational materials from the event are available here.