Mechanical Licensing Collective brings in five new hires

The Mechanical Licensing Collective announced several new hires for its leadership team. The organization was formed by the passage of the Music Modernization Act and is responsible for administering the new blacket compulsory mechanical license for digital music services.

Ellen Truley is the MLC’s new chief marketing officer. Leigh McCorkle is joining from BMI as the group’s chief people officer. Dae Bogan will be the MLC’s head of third-party partnerships. Serona Elton, a professor and associate dean at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, is the group’s head of education partnerships. Finally, Lindsey Major is the MLC’s head of customer experience.

“We’re excited to build our team of knowledgeable experts who are passionate about helping to improve the licensing, administration, and payments process for digital audio mechanicals and provide greater transparency to songwriters and publishers,” said CEO Kris Ahrend. “Our newest employees bring a wealth of valuable experience and insight that will be incredibly helpful as we continue to build The MLC in the coming months. Their leadership and contributions will help ensure we assemble a talented and diverse team that can communicate effectively with the many constituencies that will be interested in learning more about The MLC and provide a high-quality user experience for the songwriters and publishers we will serve.”

Anna Washenko