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RIAA's July Gold & Platinum Awards

August 13, 2018 | Gold & Platinum

In July, RIAA certified 128 Song Awards and 25 Album Awards.
Consumer research expert Russ Crupnick from MusicWatch, Inc. released results from a study on the hottest topics on social media.
As part of the 60th anniversary celebration of its prestigious Gold & Platinum Awards Program (, yesterday the RIAA presented Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin with a plaque commemorating the first ever Gold Album Certification, the soundtrack to “Oklahoma!” (Capitol Records) sung by Gordon MacRae.  The presentation took place at…
All 2018 Gold & Platinum Awards are available here.
WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the Music Modernization Act, comprehensive legislation, including the CLASSICS Act, that updates music licensing laws for the modern streaming era. The Senate vote follows the unanimous approval by the House of Representatives of similar legislation. Below is a comment from…

RIAA's May Gold & Platinum Awards

June 7, 2018 | Gold & Platinum

In May, RIAA certified 201 Song Awards and 37 Album Awards.

Listen Up: 2017 Music Consumer Profile

May 4, 2018 | Music Notes Blog

Spring is a great time for data! 

RIAA's April Gold & Platinum Tally

May 3, 2018 | Gold & Platinum

In April, RIAA certified 162 Song Awards and 45 Album Awards.
WASHINGTON – Today the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report, which details U.S. intellectual property rights (IPR) priorities and concerns in foreign countries.  Today’s report takes on many of the challenges facing the music community around the world, from weak copyright…

U.S. Music Industry's Jobs & Benefits Report

April 26, 2018 | Music Notes Blog

The outsized role music plays in the cultural landscape of the United States is undeniable, from artists known the world over, to fans that bond over their favorite albums, to songs from our teenage years that we can still sing today.