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We are pleased that Lyor Cohen says he is making it his mission to direct some of YouTube’s revenues back to the music creators who drive its success. His optimism is encouraging. But to be honest, we’ve heard pretty much the same claims and arguments from…

RIAA's July Gold & Platinum Tally

August 14, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

In July, RIAA certified 126 Song Awards and 25 Album Awards. 
Breakthrough bill supported by wide array of industry voices would create & streamline royalty payments from digital radio services to legacy artists WASHINGTON – Representatives Darrell Issa (R-Cali.) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation, the CLASSICS Act (Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, & Important…
All June 2017 awards are available here.  …
JAY-Z’S 13th studio album is officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), recognizing 1 million albums sold and/or streamed in the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, today launched the TAG Pirate Mobile App Tool, a new shared resource to help members prevent their advertising from appearing on mobile apps that distribute pirated content, like protected music, movies, TV shows, and games.


June 22, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

First Artist Ever To Earn Three RIAA Diamond Song Awards
We recently filed a comment with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)...

RIAA's May Gold & Platinum Tally

June 7, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

In May 2017, RIAA certified 149 Song Awards and 18 Album Awards.

RIAA's April Gold & Platinum Tally

May 5, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

In April 2017, RIAA certified 93 Digital Single Awards and 36 Album Awards.