These days it can be close to impossible to make good money in the music industry if you aren’t well known, and The MLC wants to change that. When it comes to royalties and giving credit where it’s due, it is important to have a secure place for original music. These challenges can be even more difficult for rising stars in the Latin genre. So in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month in September, The MLC is doing something special.
The Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) honors Hispanic Heritage this month with a new initiative. El MLC en Español is here and they have a few events lined up for Latin music lovers. The event sets out to engage Spanish-speaking members of The MLC with the availability of Spanish-language resources for their music.
Created in 2018, The Mechanical Licensing Collective is a public musical works database. It’s also a portal for producers and musicians to store, maintain, and distribute their data. As the music industry becomes more technology-based, The MLC helps producers and musicians get paid for their work.
So as part of “El MLC en Español” The MLC will host a pair of webinars. The events will be for Latin songwriters, lyricists, and publishers.
What The MLC Is Doing For Latin Musicians
In addition, the initiative developed by Dae Bogan is the result of a collaboration with many organizations. This includes Take Creative Control, Protege Tu Música TV, LLC, and Songwriters of North America. It will start September 27 and feature the launch of materials and assets about The MLC in Spanish.
Bogan had this to say about the event and what it means for the Hispanic and music community. “The Latin music genre has experienced tremendous growth on digital platforms in recent years. As a result, we recognize that there is a need to raise awareness. Awareness about Spanish-speaking music creators about The MLC and how our organization can help them,” said Bogan.
“I have had the privilege of partnering with leaders from the Latin music community. They are working to promote the interests of Spanish-speaking creators. Their feedback and expertise have been invaluable in shaping this initiative. [The event] exemplifies The MLC’s commitment to listening to, and working with the community of rightsholders that we serve.”
So for a list of the events and how to be a part of them check out the links below.
The MLC and SONA present a Fireside Chat with Songwriters Dahlia Lagos and Dani Blau
Tuesday, September 28
12 noon CT | 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT
The Mechanical Licensing Collective and Songwriters of North America celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Latin music creators’ advocate Stephanie Santiago-Rolón of Take Creative Control. She will be in conversation with two Latina music creators. Join Stephanie for a chat with Colombian-American singer-songwriter-producer Dahlia Lagos and Costa Rica-born singer-songwriter Dani Blau. Register Here
Understanding and Collecting U.S. Digital Mechanical Royalties
Thursday, September 30
12 noon CT | 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT
Spanish-language songwriters and music publishers are contributors to the fastest growing genre group in digital music. While music streaming revenue for the genre group has increased, many songwriters remain discounted when it comes to royalties. Join a panel of professionals from the Latin music community as they break down and discuss digital music royalties ecosystem for Latin songs and how to collect digital royalties in the United States. Register Here
Be sure to check out the great work they are doing at The MLC. Company’s like them and Tracklib are at the forefront of a new side of the music business.