Copyright Resources

The Music Modernization Act

Signed into law in 2018, the MMA modernized music licensing for the digital age. The bill contains three titles: Title I: Music Works Modernization Act; Title II: Classics Protection and Access Act; Title III: Allocation for Music Producers Act
Learn more about the MMA.

The Mechanical Licensing Collective

Established by the Music Modernization Act, the MLC offers blanket licenses for digital mechanical rights. 
Learn more about the MLC.

The United States Copyright Office

The USCO oversees policy and regulations relating to copyright law enforcement in the United States. 
Search copyright records, register your works and learn more about the USCO.

Song Ownership Databases

There are several databases where you can search copyright ownership information.

Songview: A combined view of ASCAP and BMI musical works

The MLC (Mechanical Licensing Collective)

Global Music Rights


Music COVID Relief, is a resource brought to you by partners in the U.S. Music Community to help music professionals access information and applications to receive COVID-19 benefits and support.

United States Patent & Trademark Office

The USPTO is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

Congressional Committees

Intellectual Property Law is overseen by the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. 
Watch hearings and review the latest news and legislation here:

House Judiciary Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee