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What Is Music Reports?

It started with an alternative to blanket licensing.

Much like The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC), Music Reports (MRI) helps Songtrust members collect mechanical royalties in the U.S. and manage their multifaceted rights, licensing, and royalties. While Songtrust works with MRI for mechanical royalties, for some of their partners, they also deal with everything from software development to cue sheets and oversees Songdex, the world’s leading registry of music-related data points. (We’re talking more than a billion searchable details.)    

MRI was originally established to enable local television broadcasters seeking alternatives to the rigid blanket licensing structures offered by BMI and ASCAP. MRI developed an administration service that allows composers of television to license their works to television stations directly. The company is now a leader in music rights clearances, licensing solutions, and royalty accounting for digital and background music services such as Amazon, Deezer, Flipagram, Microsoft, Pandora, iHeartMedia, PlayNetwork, SiriusXM, Slacker, SoundCloud, and Tidal.


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