RIAA steps up its efforts to tackle music piracy on Discord
Discord is a wonderful platform for community building, and a number of musicians are already reaping the benefits.
May 9, 2022
Labels and publishers reach agreement on US physical / download mechanicals
In recent years, the process of setting mechanical royalty rates for streaming in the US has led to rancorous fallouts
May 6, 2022
Latin Music still shining in the US with 35% growth
Its revenues grew by 35% to $886m in 2021, an all-time high, with streaming accounting for 96.7% of the total.
April 13, 2022
RIAA chairman says NFTs must follow ‘basic legal rules of the road’
RIAA chairman Mitch Glazier is the latest music industry executive to warn NFT startups about using music or related assets without permission.
March 30, 2022
RIAA reveals US recorded music revenues grew by 23% in 2021
The RIAA has released its official year-end figures for the US recorded music industry in 2021, and they show impressive growth.
March 9, 2022
RIAA pursues NFTs startup HitPiece over IP rights infringement
The company's troubles may only just be beginning: US industry body the RIAA has sent a 'demand letter' to HitPiece's attorney.
February 7, 2022
Labels celebrate damages ruling on Russian stream-ripping sites
US body the RIAA is celebrating this week after operators of a group of Russian websites were ordered to pay "millions" in damages.
December 21, 2021
Latin music revenues grew by 37% in the US in first half of 2021
US industry body the RIAA has published a mid-year report on Latin music’s performance in the US. Revenues for it grew by 37% to $407m in the first half of 2021.
October 13, 2021
US recorded music revenues grew 27% year-on-year in first half of 2021
Yes, you read that right: we haven’t missed out a decimal point from a modest 2.7% growth in US recorded music revenues. The year-on-year growth is 27% according to industry body the RIAA, which published its mid-year...
September 13, 2021
RIAA claims music has a $170bn economic impact in US
The latest industry body making the case for music’s wider economic impact is the RIAA in the US. It has commissioned and published a new report by research firm Economists Incorporated claiming that in 2018, the...
February 10, 2021
RIAA slams Twitter: ‘Piracy on an industrial massive scale’
Yesterday, Music Ally had one of our tweets from 2019 taken down by Twitter due to a copyright notice: for a video we’d recorded showing our experience watching Korn playing a virtual concert in a mobile game, FYI....
December 17, 2020
Spinrilla site ruled liable for copyright infringement
The wheels of the legal system turning as they do, often news of key copyright infringement arrives several years after the original lawsuit. Such is the case with hip-hop mixtapes site Spinrilla, which was hit by a RIAA-coordinated...
December 2, 2020