Music Licensing Collective zoom workshop for songwriters on 12/09

Our continuing series on the Music Modernization Act and how musicians and songwriters need to be prepared for these legal changes continues via Zoom on Wednesday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m. with an in depth look at the new national Music Licensing Collective. The Collective launches in January 2021 and will issue and administer blanket mechanical licenses for eligible streaming and download services (digital service providers or DSPs) in the United States. The Collective will then collect the royalties due under those licenses from the DSPs and pay songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers.

 Presented by The Ella Project, the New Orleans Jazz Museum and OffBeat Media with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, this workshop features Bart Herbison, Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and Rebecca Gates, musician, artist and activist and leader of The Spinanes as they discuss:

  • How the Music Licensing Collective will work.
  • How it improves the current system of licensing and royalties.
  • What songwriters, composers and publishers need to do to be prepared for this new system.
  • Plus your questions!

Prepare for the New: The Music Licensing Collective

A zoom workshop from The Ella Project, New Orleans Jazz Museum and OffBeat Media

Featuring Rebecca Gates and Bart Herbison

Wednesday December 9th at 2:00 p.m. Central

This workshop is free, but please email for zoom access.