Foreign Stream-Ripping Site Beats Labels, For Now

In the long-running industry-led crusade against stream ripping and torrent sites, the labels have typically come out on top in most battles, with the offending sites usually getting shuttered as. Continue reading

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RIAA Names Mitch Glazier Chairman, CEO and Michele Ballantyne COO

Mitch Glazier has officially taken the helm as the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Michele Ballantyne has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Continue reading

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THU. BRIEF: RIAA Leadership Change • UK Biz Grows, Albums Tank • Coachella Lineup • More

THURSDAY 1.3.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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FRI. BRIEF: RIAA Mid-Year Report • Eventbrite IPO Soars • Billboard Acquires Amplify • More

FRIDAY 9.21.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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TUE. BRIEF: WMG Financials • RIAA Makes MMA Push • Snapchat Slows • UMG Explores TV • More

TUESDAY 8.7.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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RIAA’s 2017 End Of Year Report: A Cynical Take [Op-Ed]

While the end of year numbers from the RIAA's Revenue Stats may seem positive on their face, with talk of double digit growth. There is some suspicion on just how. Continue reading

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FRI. BRIEF: Recorded Music Revenue Report • Piracy On Rise • Publishers Promise Windfall Share • More

FRIDAY 3.23.18 Music Business News From Around The Web  Updated continuously under our More News tab

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Music Industry Revenue Up 16.5% In 2017, says RIAA

The U.S. recorded music business grew for the second consecutive year in 2017, driven largely by a 56% increase to 35 million paid music subscriptions, according to the RIAA's 2017. Continue reading

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RIAA Gold and Platinum Awards August 2016

Last month the RIAA certified 71 Digital Single Awards and 34 Album Awards.Topping the list were Twenty One Pilots, Zach Brown, Blake Shelton, Kevin Gates and Mark Anthony.

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RIAA Finally Adds Streaming To Gold, Platinum Album Certifications

Almost every corner of the music industry is changing to accommodate the rapid shift from music purchase to streaming.  To that list add the RIAA, who have finally added music streams. Continue reading

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