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The RIAA today joined by other organizations representing America’s copyright industries in filing a petition under the “Special 301” provision of U.S. trade law. That law directs the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to identify barriers to effective copyright protection in global markets as well as other access barriers …

RIAA DEBUTS ALBUM AWARD WITH STREAMS

February 1, 2016 | Gold & Platinum

58-Year-Old Gold & Platinum Program Modernizes Album Certification

2015 Gold & Platinum Awards - Year In Review

January 14, 2016 | Gold & Platinum

In 2015, RIAA certified 934 Digital Single Awards and 122 Album Awards.
Various infringing distribution hubs such 4shared, Rapidgator, and Zippyshare continue to make official list
MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER IS THE FIRST ALBUM CERTIFIED RIAA 30X MULTI-PLATINUM THE KING OF POP MAKES HISTORY (AGAIN)! THRILLER REMAINS THE BIGGEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME, TOPPING 100 MILLION SALES WORLDWIDE
WASHINGTON/MIAMI – Illicit music service Aurous has agreed to cease all operations and to shut down in a settlement with major label plaintiffs Atlantic Records, Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Bros. Records in their copyright infringement case against the service.

November Gold & Platinum Tally

December 8, 2015 | Gold & Platinum

In November 2015, RIAA certified 59 Digital Single Awards and 10 Album Awards.  View RIAA’s NEW month-end Gold & Platinum report. Complete lists of all album, single and video awards dating all the way back to 1958 are available at riaa.com.

Mobile App Best Practices A Meaningful Step Forward

November 19, 2015 | CEO's Corner

The App Association announced today on Capitol Hill – joined by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte – new “best practices” for app companies using creative works to help prevent the theft of those works via mobile apps.

October Gold & Platinum Tally

November 11, 2015 | Gold & Platinum

In October, RIAA certified 74 Digital Single Awards and 5 Album Awards.  View RIAA’s NEW month-end Gold & Platinum report. Complete lists of all album, single and video awards dating back to 1958 are available at riaa.com.
Variety Of Hi-Res Digital Retailers Agree To Use New Logo