Music Piracy Continues To Dip Dramatically, But The Industry Is Loathe To Admit It Because It Ruins The Narrative [Op-Ed]

In this op-ed, Mike Masnick reveals how better-authorized services have, in contrast to increased legal enforcement, been incredibly effective at reducing online piracy, but that the music industry is choosing. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

In some of the most often perused pieces from Hypebot this week, we looked at how Generation Z is redefining the music business, some of the best YouTube channels for. Continue reading

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RIAA Releases “Notorious” Copyright Offenders List

Copyright violation remains an ever-present issue in the music business, affecting not only an artist's ability to make money, but also that of labels. Consequently, the RIAA annually drops a. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: RIAA Eyes Telegram • SPOT Stock Slide • Corite Fanfunding • GoGopix • Grammy Preview • More

THURSDAY 10.3.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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FCC Asks RIAA To Invesitgate Payola (Again)

FCC Commissioner Mike O'Reilly has sent a letter to the RIAA asking it to investigate recent reports of payola – the practice of paying radio stations and other music services. Continue reading

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TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

In our most popular posts from the past week, Blink-182 departs BMG in favor of Columbia Records, we look at what DoJ's decision for the recent 'Stairway to Heaven' case. Continue reading

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Today Is Cara Duckworth’s Last Day At The RIAA ????

Friday is the last day at the RIAA for Senior Vice President, Communications Cara Duckworth; and so far she won't tell me where she's going. Cara joined the RIAA way. Continue reading

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Today Is Cara Duckworth’s Last Day At The RIAA ????

Friday is the last day at the RIAA for Senior Vice President, Communications Cara Duckworth; and so far she won't tell me where she's going. Cara joined the RIAA way. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: Midem Wraps • RIAA Targets 14 New Sites • UMG Embraces AI Music • More

FRIDAY 6.7.19 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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Music Leaker DBR.ee Shut Down By Industry Trade Groups

File-hosting service DBR.ee has been shut down by a consortium of thee music industry trade groups. The site has often been used to share leaked music from Big Artists and. Continue reading

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