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RIAA’s members work tirelessly to find new artists, help them reach their potential in the business, and connect to fans. RIAA supports these partnerships by fighting for state and federal policies that boost creative freedom and strengthen the modern music ecosystem. We support record labels by recognizing excellence through the Gold & Platinum Program, protecting music and creators’ rights online and off, providing tools for parents, and helping music creators maintain high production standards and consistent data and tracking across all platforms.

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Record Labels Today – and Tomorrow

Modern record labels are made up of dedicated, experienced teams who partner with artists to bring fans the world’s best music. While the core functions of finding, developing, and breaking new acts have not changed, how it’s done today is dramatically different, thanks to the rise of streaming and a 24/7 digital marketplace and social conversation. It takes a highly coordinated, innovative, all-platform global team to support and nurture an artist’s vision and break through the noise. We are #LabelsAtWork.

Investing in Music

Did you know that record companies are the biggest investors in music, spending more than $4.5 billion on discovering and marketing in 2015?  Read on to learn about labels’ global investment in discovering, nurturing and promoting today’s most popular artists.


Artists and musicians are some of the most-followed people worldwide across all social media platforms. Record labels help make that happen, working tirelessly to boost their artist partners, help them reach their potential, and innovate news way to communicate with and connect to fans. See how music fuels social media.

Parental Advisory Label

We provide record companies and artists with labeling tools to help parents make educated decisions for their children while nurturing a passion for music.