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Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2020) Nearly two dozen music orgs. sent a letter to Pres-elect Biden to congratulate him and VP-elect Harris on a historic victory, and to urge the appointment of folks who understand the creative community and intellectual property issues.

Washington, D.C. (November 24, 2020) A united music community today sent a letter to congressional leaders highlighting the growing devastation to the live music industry due to COVID-19. Click here to read the letter.

Capitol Hill Mixtape with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy

November 19, 2020 | Music Notes Blog

Our Capitol Hill Mixtape interview this month is with the Velvet Hammer herself, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-7). It doesn’t take much time with Congresswoman Murphy to see why she’s considered a rising star on the Hill. Her harrowing story as a refugee from Vietnam to what led her into public…

Washington, D.C. (November 12, 2020) On November 9, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator released a forward-looking plan to continue America’s bipartisan tradition of strong intellectual property policy and enforcement. Click here to read the RIAA statement.

RIAA's October 2020 Gold & Platinum Awards

November 10, 2020 | Gold & Platinum

See all October 2020 Awards here.

Welcome to Capitol Hill Mixtape!

October 28, 2020 | Music Notes Blog

Politics is storytelling, and every good story has a soundtrack. Members of Congress tell their stories all the time to win votes, debate public policies, and sometimes just because many of them have fascinating and unique paths to public service. At RIAA, we have the privilege to talk to public…

“Twitch continues to turn a blind eye to the same users repeatedly violating the law while pocketing the proceeds of massive unlicensed uses of recorded music…Twitch’s claim that it responds to takedown requests it considers ‘valid’ fails to show good faith with music creators.”

RIAA's September 2020 Gold & Platinum Awards

October 9, 2020 | Gold & Platinum

See all September 2020 Awards here.

In the first half of 2020, revenues from Latin music in the U.S. grew 18.6% to $296.1 million at retail value, the fourth consecutive year of double digit percentage growth. Latin music continued to grow its share of overall U.S. music revenues to 5.2%.


September 30, 2020 | Gold & Platinum

“A starry assemblage of artists and biz folk converged on a Zoom call recently to bestow a Diamond Award on “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line.”