WASHINGTON – The United States House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously today (32-0) to approve the new Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447), legislation that would reform music licensing laws for the 21st century – including the long-overdue CLASSICS Act. Below is a comment from Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman…
Bill Slated For Committee Vote On Wednesday
In March, RIAA certified 199 Song Awards and 75 Album Awards.
More Than 300 Artists Pressing Members of Congress to Fix the “Pre-1972” Loophole for Music Pioneers Ahead of House Judiciary Committee Markup Next Week WASHINGTON, DC — An unprecedented coalition of music artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, continues to grow, with 89 additional musicians joining the call on…
WASHINGTON & ATLANTA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia recently announced that Artur Sargsyan, the operator of a series of infringing websites including Sharebeast, AlbumJams and NewJams which were seized by the FBI in September 2015, was sentenced in the federal case against him for the massive theft of pre-release and popular sound recordings.
In 2017 revenues from recorded music in the United States increased 16.5% at estimated retail value to $8.7 billion, continuing the growth from the previous year.
First Ever Gold Record Bestowed On March 14th, 1958
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of Elvis Presley, whose all time RIAA certified album awards in the US now top 146.5 million units.
Music Organizations Press Congress to Consolidate Widely Backed Music Licensing Reforms Into Single Bill