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These uses may implicate the right of remuneration and/or exclusive rights. Due to the licensing activity carried out by most Collective Management Organisations[1] with respect to the users of recordings they are often termed Music Licensing Companies or MLCs. This document, and DDEX terminology, uses the term MLC when referring to neighbouring rights societies generally, whether they actually license users or if they only collect the remuneration from users licensed by law. An MLC will license venues, bars, broadcasters and so on throughout its territory. Licensees or users pay license fees in return, and the MLC distributes the money to producers and/or performers.

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