On Friday, the MIC Coalition—whose members include the nation’s leading restaurants, bars, hotels, movie theatres, wineries, local radio and television broadcasters, digital music services, retailers, managers from auditoriums, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, amphitheaters and numerous other venues that operate in every state, region and congressional district throughout the country—submitted public comments in response to the U.S. Copyright Office’s notice of inquiry regarding the Musical Works Modernization Act, title I of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), considering regulations necessary to govern the new blanket licensing regime.

In the comments below, the MIC Coalition provided specific recommendations for information that should be included in the mechanical licensing collective’s database of musical works in order to fulfill the MMA’s promise of improving the music licensing ecosystem and ultimately creating a more equitable system for artists, producers, songwriters and consumers alike.