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Washington, D. C. (January 15, 2021) Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier made the following statement today in response to USTR 2020 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy report…

The full RIAA Gold & Platinum Class Of 2020 list is attached to this release and can also be found at our Class of 2020 microsite, which can be found by clicking here.

RIAA Statement in Response to Events of January 6

January 11, 2021 | Press Statements

Washington, D.C. (January 11, 2021) Today, an RIAA spokesperson issued the following statement in response to last week’s events at the U.S. Capitol…

Washington, D.C. (January 2, 2021) Today, RIAA Chief Executive Officer Mitch Glazier and Chief Operating Officer Michele Ballantyne released the following statement on the passing of Richard M. Bates, Senior Vice President, Government Relations at The Walt Disney Company: “We are heartbroken about the sudden passing of our friend Richard Bates.

Music Community Applauds Step Forward on DMCA Reform

December 22, 2020 | Press Statements

Washington, DC (December 22, 2020) Today, 22 music community organizations released the following statement on Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Chairman Thom Tillis’s proposal

Music Community Statement on Omnibus COVID-19 Relief Bill

December 22, 2020 | Press Statements

Click here to view the joint music community statement on the omnibus COVID-19 relief bill.

RIAA's 2020 Gold & Platinum Awards

December 21, 2020 | Gold & Platinum

2020 was a banner year for music, heralded by Gold & Platinum Awards. Just 21 albums and 123 songs released this year achieved RIAA certification in 2020! All RIAA Awards are available at

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2020) On Dec. 10, Pres-elect Biden announced that he intends to nominate Katherine Tai as the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet-level position responsible for the new Administration’s trade policy development, negotiations and enforcement. Click here for more.

Capitol Hill Mixtape with Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

December 10, 2020 | Music Notes Blog

Our final Capitol Hill Mixtape interview of 2020 is with the Congresswoman from El Paso, Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16). I may be biased as a guy from Arizona, but I’m always excited to hear from Members who bring…

Click here to view RIAA Chief Legal Officer Kenneth L. Doroshow’s statement on the Spinrilla ruling.