The MLC has created a new portal for distributors called the Distributor Unmatched Recordings Portal (DURP).
DURP will allow users to see the publicly available data for the unmatched recordings they’ve released, allowing them to work with customers to register their songs with The MLC and claim unmatched royalties. This new feature joins the growing suite of tools that leverage The MLC’s publicly available data to improve data quality and pay rights-holders their mechanical royalties accurately and on time. The MLC hopes that, by using this feature, more distributors will share this information with their customers and encourage those customers to make sure their works are properly registered with The MLC.
Once a distributor sets up a DURP account, they will get access to a custom dashboard that shows them the publicly available data for sound recordings they have distributed that The MLC has accrued unmatched mechanical royalties for. The information about these recordings is derived from usage reports from DSPs, which generally include the name of the sound recording distributor along with the other metadata.
“Our data has identified millions of dollars in unmatched digital audio mechanical royalties due to creators for songs they’ve recorded and released through more than 1,800 independent music distributors, aggregators and labels around the world,” explains project lead Dae Bogan, The MLC’s Head of Third-Party Partnerships. “By giving these companies visibility into the data, we can help them serve their customers better and help The MLC reduce unclaimed royalties.”
The MLC will be offering an informational webinar for distributors led by Bogan on Oct. 14 to give prospective users an inside look into how they can use DURP to better serve the creators who use their distribution services. Distributors can sign up for this free webinar here.
For more information about DURP and to request access, click here.
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