Dae Bogan Joins The Mechanical Licensing Collective

See article in Music Row

I am thrilled to announce that I have joined The Mechanical Licensing Collective as the Head of Third-Party Partnerships.

Over the last 15 years, I have supported the independent music community as an indie artist/songwriter/producer/DJ manager, indie label owner, indie music publisher, music retailer, live music producer, educator, writer, advisor/consultant to digital media companies and rights-holders, and as a serial entrepreneur of music tech startups.

In 2018, after many years of music industry negotiations, Congress passed the Music Modernization Act (MMA) to update the way in which music creators are accounted to and paid in the United States. In 2019, the Register of Copyrights designated the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) as the non-profit organization responsible for administering the blanket mechanical license—issuing licenses to digital music services such as Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Tidal—and paying out royalties to songwriters.

I’ve been involved in the MMA x MLC conversation for several years; from conducting research into the metadata issues impacting mechanical licensing in the United States in 2015 (which led to me founding TuneRegistry and RoyaltyClaim), to helping to promote a bill in 2016 that became Title 3 of the MMA, to partnering with HFA to open up more access to self-published songwriters in 2017 and streamlining that process in 2018, to speaking at the MMA Symposium in D.C. in 2019 on how the MLC can reach and serve self-published songwriters.

Now, I will serve the independent music community as Head of Third-Party Partnerships at The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) where I will lead the organization’s strategy for engaging third-party entities to support initiatives in rights administration, data management, operations, and education.

I look forward to continuing my mission to support songwriters while effecting and empowering innovation within the music industry.

♥️ Dae Bogan Music

About Dae Bogan

Dae Bogan is a music rights executive, serial entrepreneur, and educator with over fifteen years of experience in the music industry. Currently, he is the SVP of Global Music Rights at Jammber and Lecturer at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

2 responses to “Dae Bogan Joins The Mechanical Licensing Collective”

  1. Wimbles says :

    Congrats !!!!

  2. songsearchmusicshawca says :

    I am your latest fan and admire the work that you’re doing and your willingness to share.
    I have just finished your EXCELLENT GUIDE TO MUSIC PUBLISHING and implementing all your recommendations as we speak.
    Again THANK YOU for sharing!!,and I hope that someday we can connect.
    Respectfully,
    W.A.(Bill) Bogaardt
    President/CEO
    Songsearch Music International Co. Ltd.

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