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December 14, 2020

Time: 12:30 p.m. PST

The Next Chapter in US Mechanicals: A Guide for Understanding the Parties and their Roles


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While today's webinar is now closed for advance registrations, please email for the possiblity to sign up late

On January 1, 2021, the MLC will begin issuing its first mechanical licenses to United States Digital Music Providers. Which mechanicals will the MLC license? Which will HFA and MRI continue to license? What happens with existing direct licenses? Will the DMPs take blanket licenses from the MLC for downloads? How do publishers deliver bulk works registrations?

During this discussion with The MLC, publishers, and others, will have the opportunity to ask detailed questions regarding the processes of licensing mechanicals and distribution of mechanical royalties.

Members will receive the Zoom invitation directly, but may also RSVP on the website. 

Guests may RSVP online and pay the $5 guest fee.  Zoom info will be sent under separate cover.

Please email with any questions.


Maurice Russell
Head Of Rights Management, The MLC

Mike Scheideman
Manager, Publisher Services, The MLC


Teri Nelson Carpenter
President & CEO, Reel Muzik Werks / Association Chair & LA Chapter President, AIMP

Abby North
President, North Music Group & LA Chapter Board Member

AIMP Panel

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Additional Speaker Information

As The MLC’s Head of Rights Management, Maurice Russell leads The MLC’s internal team of publishing experts, providing support and subject-matter expertise to all The MLC’s operational teams. In addition, Maurice and his team will lead The MLC’s publisher relations efforts, ensuring that music publishers always have a direct line of communication with The MLC. Finally, Maurice will coordinate The MLC’s operational relationship with the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), The MLC’s primary outside vendor for administration. Maurice most recently served as the CEO / Founder of consultancy firm Media Rights Management (MRM) where he helped his clients navigate the music industry’s growing licensing and data challenges. A recognized industry expert in matters pertaining to music publishing administration, Maurice has served on advisory groups at the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, and he has also been a long-time participant in the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), the preeminent music industry standards-setting organization.

Mike Scheideman is an accomplished Senior Director with 15 years of music industry experience in a broad range of rights management functions. A proven record of successful leadership, building highly motivated and productive team cultures, setting and meeting deadlines and improving year-over-year operational KPI. Skilled at process improvement, system development and using creative and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems. Committed to providing first class customer service to a variety of customers and delivering optimal results in demanding, fast-paced and changing environments.

Teri Nelson Carpenter is Association Chair & Los Angeles Chapter President for the AIMP, and the President & CEO of Reel Muzik Werks, a full-service global music rights management company with a specialization in Film/TV Music and International Rights Management. Now in business over 10 years, Reel Muzik Werks established Teri as an internationally minded, active, and inclusive leader focused on making the industry an equal playing field for creators and publishers in music. Teri also continues to serve as Executive Vice President of the IMPF and contributes in leadership roles to organizations like the California Copyright Conference (CCC), NMPA, CISAC, and the Copyright Alliance in Washington, DC. Previously, she was one of only six professionals tapped for the selection of the MLC Board and Committees, and won The Copyright Advocate of the Year Award from the CCC. Teri was tapped by the U.S. State Department to be a mentor and speaker at the 2018 Global Entrepreneur Summit in Hyderabad, India, which gathered prominent women from over 160 countries. She has also served as a two-term President and longtime board member of the California Copyright Conference and as a member of the Board of Directors & Finance Chair of the Copyright Alliance in Washington, D.C. She is an in-demand speaker at industry conferences around the globe, having appeared at SXSW, the Music Biz conference, Canadian Music Week, Midem in France, AEDEM in Spain, and Music Imbizo in South Africa.

Abby North is principal of North Music Group LLC and a founder of Unchained Melody Publishing LLC. Abby began her music career as a songwriter and composer, and launched her first production music library approximately 15 years ago. In 2005 Abby began working with her father-in-law Alex North's songs ("Unchained Melody") and film scores, including "Spartacus", "A Streetcar Names Desire", "Viva Zapata" and others. Abby has experience in all areas of music publishing, from creative to administrative. She has vast experience in works registration, a strong knowledge of music publishing data and databases, and a background developing rights management technology.

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