MOU 2 NMPA Late Fee Program
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Definitions

  1. What is the "CRB"?
  2. What are the "Record Companies"?
  3. What is the "NMPA"?
  4. What is the "HFA"?
  5. What is the "RIAA"?
  6. What is the "MOU"?
  7. What is the "NMPA Late Fee Program" or "Late Fee Program"?
  8. What are "P&U Royalties"?
  9. Who is the "Program Administrator"?
  10. Who are "Participating Publishers"?
  11. What is a "Foreign Society"?
  12. What is "Group III Product"?
  13. What is "Group IV Product"?




The Copyright Royalty Board, empowered under U.S. Copyright Law to set compulsory mechanical royalty rates to be paid by music users.

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The four major record companies participating in the program.

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The National Music Publishers’ Association.

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The Harry Fox Agency, Inc., the Group III and IV Program Administrator.

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The Recording Industry Association of America.

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The Memorandum of Understanding - 2 entered into in April 2012 by The National Music Publishers’ Association ("NMPA"), The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. ("HFA"), and the Recording Industry Association of America (“RIAA”) in response to the imposition of the late fee by the CRB ruling. MOU 2 extends the comprehensive program (“NMPA Late Fee Program” or “Late Fee Program”) created by the MOU, whereby the Record Companies and music publishers will work together to improve mechanical licensing practices and encourage prompt dispute resolution. In exchange for waivers of certain late fees through 2017, the Record Companies must comply with the provisions of the MOU 2, including paying participating music publishers and foreign societies their respective publisher share of accrued P&U Royalties.

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A comprehensive program to improve mechanical licensing practices and distribute "pending and unmatched" royalties.

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"Pending and unmatched" accrued royalties that have not been distributed to the music publishers.

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The NMPA has engaged The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (“HFA” or the “Program Administrator”) to determine and distribute payments to music publishers and foreign societies under MOU 2.

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Music publishers and foreign societies that submitted an MOU 2 Opt-In Form and Catalog Registration/Confirmation Form by November 1, 2014.

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A mechanical rights organization located in a country other than the U.S.

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Product released between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012.

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Product released on or after January 1, 2013.


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