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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently provided comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in response to USTR’s request as it develops its negotiating objectives and positions for the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. RIAA’s comments can be viewed here: RIAA Filing With USTR On US-Japan…

RIAA's September Gold & Platinum Awards

October 12, 2018 | Gold & Platinum

In September, RIAA certified 316 Song Awards and 29 Album Awards.
The Latin music market continued its remarkable transformation in the first half of 2018. 

RIAA Comment On New USMCA Trade Agreement

October 1, 2018 | RIAA News

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently concluded negotiations on a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada called the United States, Mexico, and Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Below is a comment from RIAA President Mitch Glazier on the text of the agreement released by USTR. “We…
Exactly five months after the original version passed the United States House of Representatives 415-0, and one week after the bill was unanimously approved by the Senate, today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1551, the Music Modernization Act, under unanimous consent. The historic bill that updates…
Halfway through 2018, the United States music business “continues its comeback story, powered by great new music, talented artists and a re-invented record industry.”
Today the United States Senate unanimously passed H.R. 1551 the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill cosponsored by more than 80 Senators that updates the music licensing system for the digital age. The comprehensive bill includes the CLASSICS Act, legislation that guarantees artists and labels who recorded…

One Step Closer

September 12, 2018 | Music Notes Blog

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is the result of a united music community working hand-in-hand to ensure fair treatment by services like SiriusXM who have refused to pay legacy artists and their labels for the performance of their recordings.  The fight began years ago in state court with a finding…

RIAA's August Gold & Platinum Awards

September 7, 2018 | Gold & Platinum

In August, RIAA certified 253 Song Awards and 57 Album Awards.
WASHINGTON, DC – More than 18 groups representing virtually the entire United States music community issued the following joint statement regarding the announcement of a U.S.-Mexico agreement in principle on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). STATEMENT OF A2IM, AIMP, ASCAP, AFM, AMA, BMI, CMPA, CMTA, GMA, GMR, The Living…