Siding with the RIAA, a Texan Federal Judge Strips Away Grande Communications’ Safe Harbor Defense

According to a senior federal judge, Grande Communications did even less than Cox in refusing to disconnect repeat copyright infringers. Last summer, represented by the RIAA, major labels – including Sony Music, Warner, and Universal – filed a lawsuit … Continue Reading

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A2IM, RIAA, Music Trade Groups Unite To Improve Digital Attribution, Credits

The RIAA, A2IM, The Artist Rights Alliance and SAG-AFTRA have joined forces to support the creation of a “more robust and effective system of digital attribution and credits.” For the first time, groups representing both artists and labels have come together to work towards better attribution for musicians and fans… Continue Reading

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Streaming Accounted for 75% of US Recorded Music Revenue Last Year, While Vinyl Sales Jumped 8%

For the first time since 1986, CD sales brought in less than a billion dollars. For the third straight year in a row, the music industry in the US has posted double-digit growth. That’s according to a new report from the RIAA. Breaking down key finding… Continue Reading

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Streaming Accounted for 75% of US Recorded Music Revenue Last Year, While Vinyl Sales Jumped 8%

For the first time since 1986, CD sales brought in less than a billion dollars. For the third straight year in a row, the music industry in the US has posted double-digit growth. That’s according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association … Continue Reading

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RIAA Names New Board Of Directors

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced the election of its new board of directors on Tuesday, including nine new members. The board will serve a four year term, lasting until 2022. "As we advocate for a music ecosystem that respects artists and fans, we are fortunate to have… Continue Reading

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Foreign Stream-Ripping Site Beats Labels, For Now

In the long-running industry-led crusade against stream ripping and torrent sites, the labels have typically come out on top in most battles, with the offending sites usually getting shuttered as a result. Not this time, however, with a foreign stream-ripping site chalking up a win against labels on jurisdictional grounds…. Continue Reading

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RIAA Names Mitch Glazier Chairman, CEO and Michele Ballantyne COO

Mitch Glazier has officially taken the helm as the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Michele Ballantyne has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the music industry trade group. Mitch Glazier & Michele Ballantyne. Courtesy of: RIAA Originally announced in April of 2017,… Continue Reading

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