The MLC Issues Notice of intent to audit Spotify & other DSPs to verify the accuracy of their royalty payments.

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) has issued notices of intent to conduct audits of Digital Service Providers (DSPs) that started operating under the compulsory blanket license administered by The MLC in 2021.

According to a press release issued on Wednesday (January 17), the audit period noticed includes usage under the blanket license that occurred between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2023 – the first three years of The MLC’s full operations.

The MLC says it has sent audit notices to nearly 50 DSPs, including music streaming services SpotifySoundCloudApple Music and others.

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