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 here: copyright.gov/music-modernization/

The Mechanical Licensing Collective

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

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 regulations here: www.copyright.gov

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

SESAC

Music COVID Relief

MusicCovidRelief.com, 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.
Visit here: musiccovidrelief.com

United States Patent & Trademark Office

The USPTO is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.
Visit here: www.uspto.gov

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: judiciary.house.gov

Senate Judiciary Committee: judiciary.senate.gov