U.S. Copyright Office Issues a Supplemental Interim Rule Related to the Music Modernization Act Reports of Usage and Payment

Issue No. 995 - February 1, 2023

Pursuant to the Music Modernization Act, the Copyright Office has issued a supplemental interim rule relating to certain reporting and payment requirements of digital music providers and related duties of the mechanical licensing collective (MLC). The amendment extends a previously adopted transition period provided to the MLC pending further rulemaking regarding reports of adjustment. Based on the imminent expiration of the transition period and recent public comments requesting further proceedings on the subject of adjustments, the Office has determined that there is a legitimate need to make this amendment effective immediately.

Additional information is available here.