Archive | May 2023

Dae Bogan to Conduct Workshop ‘From Beat to Bank: Dissecting the Flow of Digital Music Royalties in Rap and Hip-Hop’

I am thrilled to announce the first of a series of in-person music rights and royalties workshops that I will be conducting in Nashville, Miami, and New York this year:

From Beat to Bank: Dissecting the Flow of Digital Music Royalties in Rap and Hip-Hop

🗓️ June 22nd • 4pm-6pm
📍 The Mechanical Licensing Collective in Nashville, TN
🎫 Free with Registration


“From Beat to Bank: Dissecting the Flow of Digital Music Royalties in Rap and Hip-Hop” is an interactive workshop specifically designed for aspiring Hip-Hop and R&B music creators.

Presented by The MLC and Nashville is Not Just Country Music and led by Dae Bogan, Head of Third-Party Partnerships at The MLC, the workshop will take creators through a crash course demystifying the intricate world of music rights, income entitlements, publishing administration and the distribution of U.S. digital music royalties.

Through a series of individual and group simulations, participants will delve into various facets of the industry including contribution and credit tracking, negotiation of splits, the impact of samples on copyrights and royalties, work registrations and the process of claiming royalty shares.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of how song and recording contributions translate into royalty payments from The MLC and other organizations.

The workshop will take place at The MLC’s office in Nashville on June 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT. Tune in by registering at

The MLC’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Music Industry Roundtable

I’m grateful to be in a role where I can create opportunities for music creators and music industry professionals of diverse backgrounds. Year-round, I develop cultural initiatives to highlight the work and careers of underrepresented music creators. This month, to commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I am proud to have put together the following webinar:

The Mechanical Licensing Collective presents Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Music Industry Roundtable

Wednesday, May 24th at 12pm PST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST

The MLC welcomes Amy Lui, Music Tech & Industry Studies Instructor at Francis Polytechnic High School and Contributor at Asian American Collective, to moderate a virtual roundtable with a panel of fellow AAPI music creators and music industry professionals. Join us via Zoom as the panelists explore the ways in which their upbringing, identity, and community has contributed to their journeys and work in the U.S. music industry.


  • Alana Rich – Pop Singer-Songwriter
  • Casper Sun – Recording Artist
  • Chloe Duvall – Dark Pop Singer-Songwriter
  • Dondi Iannucci – Singer-Songwriter
  • Faith Rivera – Emmy Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Speaker, and Podcast Host
  • Grace Lee – Creative Consultant and Co-Founder, Asian American Collective
  • Michèle Vice-Maslin – Emmy Award-Winning Hit Music Producer, Songwriter, Publisher
  • Soy Kim – Creator Product Marketing, Spotify & Korean Cultural Expert


Hola desde Medellín, Colombia / Hello from Medellín, Colombia

¡Hola desde Medellín, Colombia! 🇨🇴
Hello from Medellín, Colombia! 🇨🇴

I am excited to announce that effective May 1st, on the 3-year work anniversary of my role at The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC), I am now based out of Medellín, Colombia.

In my role as Head of Third-Party Partnerships, I will continue to develop and spearhead culture, innovation, and service oriented initiatives and partnerships at The MLC while also expanding our outreach efforts through grassroots approaches and partnerships on the ground in Latin America.

After spending 18 months visiting over 15 countries and exploring local music communities around the world, including seeing the first payee of royalties discovered through The MLC’s DURP ( being an independent rapper in Australia, I am excited to begin this next chapter in Latin America.

📣 Open Call to People & Organizations in Latin America 📣

In the coming months, I aim to further The MLC’s mission by partnering with music industry organizations, Latin music industry culture ambassadors, and regional music industry technology companies to reach, engage, and educate music creators in Latin America about their rights and entitlements to U.S. digital audio mechanical royalties.

I’ve already begun conversations with music industry professionals, music creators, and various organizations and companies, but I’m looking forward to additional introductions.

Contact me or tag someone to get the convos started!

About The MLC in 60 Seconds –

Que es El MLC en 60 Segundos –

To learn more about The MLC in Spanish, visit (for English, visit

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