This op-ed is by the American Music Licensing Collective (AMLC), one of two announced groups so far planning to submit an application to the U.S. Copyright Office to form the mechanical licensing collective (MLC) that was created by the Music Modernization Act to oversee the blanket mechanical license that the law also establishes.
In the midst of the evolving investigation into the alleged attack on Smollett, Fox released a statement on Wednesday (Feb. 20) affirming that it stands behind the "Empire" star and re-iterating that he is not, as rumored, being written out of the show.
With the release of her fifth LP Thank U, Next on Feb. 8, Ariana Grande has catapulted herself into yet another level of the pop cultural stratosphere. Below, Billboard breaks down the numbers behind Grande's monumental week.