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A diverse group of creative industry companies, advocacy groups, labor unions, associations, programmers, and individual creators are raising concerns about the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to regulate the set top box market—and its potential impact on copyright and content creators’ ability to be compensated for their work.

March Gold & Platinum Tally

April 11, 2016 | Gold & Platinum

In March 2016, RIAA certified 40 Digital Single Awards and 71 Album Awards.
The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) today recognized Big Machine Records duo Florida Georgia Line as the first and only country genre act in RIAA Gold & Platinum history to earn a prestigious Diamond Award for a song – “Cruise” (BMX, 2012) at 10X Multi-Platinum.
Hundreds of artists, songwriters, managers and music organizations today are calling for reforms of the broken Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). 

Vinyl (Still) Rocks \m/

March 23, 2016 | Music Notes Blog

Now that our 2015 sales numbers are out, there is one category that continues to befuddle even the most astute industry observers: vinyl (in a good way, of course).
RIAA’s 2015 year-end music sales & shipments report is now published with a unique and comprehensive look at the state of the U.S. music business.
Reports surfaced this week that SiriusXM will soon raise prices for many of its satellite radio packages in the coming months. 
In January and February 2016, RIAA certified 158 Digital Single Awards and 74 Album Awards.
WASHINGTON—The United States Copyright Office recently issued its report on the ‘making available’ right in the United States.
WASHINGTON-President Obama today announced that he was nominating Dr. Carla Hayden to be the new Librarian of Congress.