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Click here to find our 2016 year-end Gold & Platinum Program recap, including new December certifications.  
WASHINGTON – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released its annual ‘notorious markets’ report that lists various illicit online websites and physical markets that pose a significant threat to the U.S. creative communities. Specifically, the report calls out the emerging threat posed by stream ripping,…
WASHINGTON – Country music superstar act Big & Rich will be the headlining entertainment at the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) second-ever inauguration charity event benefiting Musicians On Call.


December 19, 2016 | RIAA News

WASHINGTON – Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman today announced the hiring of veteran trade official George York as RIAA’s Senior Vice President, International Policy.
Today 19 music organizations representing the full spectrum of the music community – from artists and songwriters to producers and labels and more – sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump in advance of his meeting tomorrow with several top technology executives.

RIAA's November Gold & Platinum Tally

December 5, 2016 | Gold & Platinum

Click here for a full tally of November awards. 

RIAA's October Gold & Platinum Tally

November 10, 2016 | Gold & Platinum

Click here for full tally of October awards.

RIAA's September Gold & Platinum Tally

October 6, 2016 | Gold & Platinum

Click here for a full tally of September awards.
London and Washington, DC, 26th September 2016 – Organisations representing record companies in the US and UK took legal action today against, the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally “stream ripped” music. Both the site and its operator have generated millions of dollars without paying any remuneration to…
The first half of 2016 signaled positive gains for the U.S. music industry as the growth in streaming revenues more than offset the declines in physical sales (CDs, etc) and digital download sales.