The Mechanical Licensing Collective

Meeting codeWIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/12
Date and venueJune 22, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
Previous / future meetingsWIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/13 >> WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/12 >> WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/14
Topic(s)Webinars, Copyright and Related Rights, Copyright Infrastructure Webinars
This webinar will feature the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), a non-profit Collective Management Organization (CMO) designated by the U.S. Copyright Office, and discuss how the MLC is addressing questions related to metadata. The MLC is administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services in the United States, and has built a publicly accessible musical works database, as well as a portal that creators and music publishers can use to submit and maintain their musical works data.

Program (CET):

  • 1:00 – 1:05 Opening remarks and introduction
  • 1:05 – 1:30 Presentation
  • 1:30 – 2:00 Q&A


  • Mr. Kris Ahrend, Chief Executive Officer, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC)
  • Ms. Indi Chawla, Head Of International Relations, MLC

Other related documents

WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/12/PRESEnglishPresentationPresentation, Complete document (pdf)
WIPO/WEBINAR/CR/2022/12/SPEAKERSEnglishProfile of speakersProfile of speakers, Complete document (pdf)