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Mechanical Licensing & Royalties | Hosted by Serona Elton

New on “Digital Harmony: Music Creation in a Digital World,” Serona Elton explains the various aspects of U.S. mechanical licensing and royalties including which rights under copyright law are involved, the difference between a voluntary vs. compulsory license, and a work-by-work vs. blanket mechanical license, what is meant by a first use vs. second or later use, and which party has the responsibility to obtain the mechanical license and pay the related mechanical royalties (record label or DSP) in difference scenarios.

This web-series is part of ACF’s digital media expansion to empower artists, made possible with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Learn more at https://knightfoundation.org/ and follow @knightfdn on social media.