To Combat Rampant Piracy, a U.N. Organization Launches a Global Anti-Piracy Database

So far this year, multiple piracy websites have gone down as part of a large-scale crackdown from the music industry. Thanks to aggressive subpoenas from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), YouTubNow, a self-described “powerful” YouTu… Continue Reading

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To Halt Rampant Fake Streams on Spotify, the Music Industry Signs Anti-Manipulation Code of Conduct

Admittedly, the music industry has a major problem – fake streams. Three years ago, for example, Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) found Jay-Z’s music streaming service, TIDAL, flat-out lied about its total streaming numbers for two popular al… Continue Reading

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How much money is the US music publishing industry making? A billion dollars more than it was 4 years ago.

New stats from the NMPA, analyzed by MBW, reveal some surprising commercial facts
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The RIAA Obtains DMCA Subpoenas Demanding the Personal Info of 14 Stream-Ripping Websites

As part of its major music piracy crackdown against YouTube stream-rippers, the RIAA has targeted a slew of new websites. First, with just a single subpoena obtained at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the music organizati… Continue Reading

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The RIAA, Music Canada, and IFPI Successfully Shut Down Pirate Cyberlocker DBR

Several weeks ago, the RIAA managed to take down YouTubNow, a major YouTube stream-ripper, with just a subpoena. Shortly after the major music organization’s court filing, the website, which boasted about its “powerful” service, went down. Spinning the… Continue Reading

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Music Leaker DBR.ee Shut Down By Industry Trade Groups

File-hosting service DBR.ee has been shut down by a consortium of thee music industry trade groups. The site has often been used to share leaked music from Big Artists and other major artists prior to release. The RIAA, IFPI and Music Canada joined to push for the shutdown, which follows… Continue Reading

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