The Harry Fox Agency announced today (Feb. 19) that it has reached a new administration milestone of 5 million individual mechanical licenses.

The Harry Fox Agency announced today (Feb. 19) that it has reached a new administration milestone of 5 million individual mechanical licenses. The most-licensed song in the catalog is "White Christmas," written by Irving Berlin and published by the Irving Berlin Music Co. In fact, six of the 10 most-licensed songs are holiday-related.

"This is an exciting landmark for the Harry Fox Agency," says president/CEO Gary Churgin in a statement. "Many people don't realize the work of HFA is cumulative -- that we continue to administer all of those licenses that were granted in the past in addition to processing hundreds of thousands of new license requests each year. With the new opportunities presented by the advent of ringtones and online music services, we expect that number to continue to grow exponentially."