top of page
  • Writer's pictureGrace Elmer

Inside the Mechanical Licensing Collective with CEO Kris Ahrend

Updated: May 30, 2023

This week, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Kris Ahrend, CEO of the Mechanical Licensing Collective to explore the business side of the music business.

Learn more about the MLC, a non-profit organization established under the Music Modernization Act (2018) to administer digital mechanical licenses in the US. Find out how the MLC is illuminating the “black box” by distributing payments for historically unpaid royalties. Discover how the MLC is empowering creators with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions through infographics, webinars, and live events. Tune in for a live interview and demo with Matt Cannon, co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of Jamstik, from the 2023 NAMM Show. What if music was no longer defined by genre? Find out in this week’s episode.

Looking for Rock Paper Scanner, the newsletter of music tech news curated by the Rock Paper Scissors PR team? Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Friday!

Super Early Bird Tickets are on sale at a special price until May 19:

Listen to the full episode here on this page, or wherever you pod your favorite casts.

Listen wherever you pod your casts:

Listen on your favorite podcasting platform!

Music Tectonics at NAMM 2023

Let us know what you think! Tweet @MusicTectonics, find us on Facebook and Instagram, or connect with podcast host Dmitri Vietze on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.


bottom of page