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United States recorded music revenues grew 9.2% in 2020 to $12.2 billion at estimated retail value. This is the fifth consecutive year of growth for the industry, as paid subscription services continued to be the primary driver of revenue increases, and reached a record number of subscriptions.

“Twitch continues to turn a blind eye to the same users repeatedly violating the law while pocketing the proceeds of massive unlicensed uses of recorded music…Twitch’s claim that it responds to takedown requests it considers ‘valid’ fails to show good faith with music creators.”

HITS Daily Double: DIAMONDS ARE A ZOOM'S BEST FRIEND

September 30, 2020 | Gold & Platinum

“A starry assemblage of artists and biz folk converged on a Zoom call recently to bestow a Diamond Award on “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line.”

“Billie Eilish, Rihanna, Meek Mill, Mariah Carey and Megan Thee Stallion are among the hundreds of artists, actors and organizations who have signed an open letter supporting two police reform bills in California.”

“The proposed legislation would allow states to offer Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to mixed earners who failed to qualify under the CARES Act.”

“Members of the music and entertainment industries have released an open letter to Congress calling for major police reforms and voicing support for the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives.”

“Hundreds of members of the music community, including artists, managers, publishers, trade groups, executives and record labels, signed an open letter Monday (June 8) calling for New York state to repeal statute 50-A…”

The Hill: When the ruins are cleared away

May 28, 2020 | News Articles

“The federal government clearly has more to do and a united music community will be there to help. That means a new COVID-19 relief bill that deepens relief to small businesses and independent and self-employed workers, not just in music but across the broader economy.”

Axios: The Coming Fight Over Copyright

May 22, 2020 | News Articles

“There’s been a breach in the dam that was giving complete and absolute protection to Silicon Valley based on this sort of thinking that we can’t touch them,” RIAA CEO Mitch Glazier told Axios.

“There is no sugarcoating this: the entire live entertainment industry has been decimated,” several groups, including the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), wrote to congressional leadership on Friday.