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RIAA Mid-Year 2017 Music Industry Revenue Report

September 20, 2017 | RIAA News

Halfway through 2017, the dynamic American music business continued to see progress as revenue grew 17% at retail to $4.0 billion.
Today, 20+ music organizations encompassing the entire music community sent this  letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer...

RIAA's August Gold & Platinum Tally

September 12, 2017 | Gold & Platinum

In August, RIAA certified 184 Song Awards and 50 Album Awards.
Site was once biggest U.S.-based locker full of illicit pre-release + popular music
LONDON AND WASHINGTON, DC — YouTube-mp3.org, formerly the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally ‘stream ripped’ music, has ceased to operate following legal action from record companies in the U.S. and UK. The Germany-based site, which had 60 million visitors per month from around the world, has shut down…
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.

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.