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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. 
WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Music Modernization Act, which includes several key reforms – including the CLASSICS Act – that update the country’s music licensing laws to reflect the modern day music business, unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon. Below is a comment from Recording Industry Association…

Going For The Gold (Album)

April 25, 2018 | Gold & Platinum

Think it’s easy for an artist to break through in 2018? According to one recent estimate, there were 150,000+ albums released in 2017 that sold at least one physical or digital copy. We decided to review Gold & Platinum album certifications for albums released since January 1, 2017 through June 13, 2018. …
2017 was the year that Latin music filled our playlists and dominated the airwaves like never before.
WASHINGTON – The United States House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously today (32-0) to approve the new Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447), legislation that would reform music licensing laws for the 21st century – including the long-overdue CLASSICS Act. Below is a comment from Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman…
Bill Slated For Committee Vote On Wednesday