The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) announced that music industry veteran Melanie Santa Rosa and renowned drummer and composer Nate Smith have been appointed to two of its advisory committees.
Santa Rosa, who serves as Senior Vice President, Global Administration at Spirit Music Group, has been appointed to The MLC’s Operations Advisory Committee. She has more than twenty years of experience in performing rights, copyright, business affairs, cue sheets, licensing, royalty collections, catalog onboarding and global societies, and has helped build Spirit into a leading independent music publisher. She is also a board member of the NY chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers.
Smith has been appointed to The MLC’s Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee. Over the course of nearly two decades, he has emerged as an influential and extremely popular drummer. His debut album, Kinfolk: Postcards from Everywhere, garnered two Grammy nominations. He also earned a pair of Grammy nominations for his composition “Home Free (for Peter Joe).”
The MLC’s Operations Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the board concerning the operations of the collective, including the investment in and deployment of information technology and data resources. Meanwhile, the Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee recommends policies and procedures to The MLC’s board related to the distribution of unclaimed accrued royalties.