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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...
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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....
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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...
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GitHub reinstates YouTube-DL project after RIAA takedown

GitHub is one of the most popular sites for developers in the world, hosting open source code and helping people manage their projects. It's also on a collision course with music rightsholders in the US, over a takedown...
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US music bodies step up their campaign against Twitch

A group of US music industry bodies are pressing on with their campaign over Twitch licensing. The group, including the RIAA, Artist Rights Alliance, Music Managers Forum US, NMPA, Recording Academy and SoundExchange, have...
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US Latin music revenues grew by 18.6% in first half of 2020

US trade body the RIAA has published its mid-year figures for Latin music in the US, and once again it has outperformed the overall market. The body recently reported that the US recorded music market grew by 5.6% year-on-year in...
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US recorded music revenues grew by 5.6% in first half of 2020

US music industry body the RIAA has published its annual mid-year stats for the recorded music market there. They show that revenues grew by 5.6% year-on-year to $5.7bn in the first half of 2020. The story here, as in...
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Latin music revenues in US growing faster than overall market

The RIAA has published its annual year-end report on Latin (recorded) music revenues in the US, revealing that they grew by 28% to $554m in 2019. That’s more than double the rate of growth of the overall US market,...
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Mixtape site Spinrilla sues RIAA over takedown notices

Usually when US industry body the RIAA is involved in a court copyright dust-up with a website, it’s the industry body doing the suing (or rather, working with labels who are doing the suing). The boot will be on the...
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US recorded music trade revenues grew by 11% in 2019

It appears to be the day for new figures on the US music market. Industry body the RIAA has published its year-end numbers for 2019, revealing that recorded music’s retail value grew by 13% to $11.1bn last year. Meanwhile...
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US recorded music trade revenues grew by 11% in 2019

It appears to be the day for new figures on the US music market. Industry body the RIAA published its year-end numbers for 2019 last night, revealing that recorded music’s retail value grew by 13% to $11.1bn last year. Meanwhile...
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US Congress launches new attempt to pay artists for radio plays

With the Music Modernization Act passed – and (most of) the arguments over the funding of its new Mechanical Licensing Collective settled – the US music industry is turning its attention to another long-running legislative...