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RIAA's April Gold & Platinum Tally

May 5, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

In April 2017, RIAA certified 93 Digital Single Awards and 36 Album Awards. Please see April’s full awards tally here.
WASHINGTON – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released its annual Special 301 Report on promoting strong intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement in foreign countries. 
Revenues from Latin music in the United States grew 3% to $176 million in 2016, the first growth in Latin music since the market’s high point in 2005.
The Digital Media Association, the trade organization representing various digital music services, announced Christopher Harrison as its new CEO.
[President Trump announced today the appointment of Vishal Amin to the position of White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (“IPEC”).  Below is the comment of Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman.]  “The United States intellectual property industries are a vital economic engine for…

RIAA's March Gold & Platinum Awards

April 6, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

In March 2017, RIAA certified 119 Digital Single Awards and 21 Album Awards.
WASHINGTON – Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Cal.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) today introduced the PROMOTE Act, legislation that cleverly shines a spotlight on the unjust lack of a U.S. performance right over AM/FM radio by requiring broadcasters to obtain consent from music creators before playing their music over the radio.
Cary Sherman To Leave At End Of 2018 After Storied 40+ Year Career
2016 was a year of significant progress for the American music business.
WASHINGTON – Today Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), John Conyers (D-Mich), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ted Deutch (D-Fla), and Tom Rooney (R-Fla) introduced The Fair Play Fair Pay Act designed to help music creators get paid fairly when their music is played across various platforms, including AM/FM radio, SiriusXM and others.