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Recording Industry Association of America

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  • Entrepreneur, activist Sina Khanifar on digital copyright reform

    When the Librarian of Congress reversed course and banned the unlocking of cellphones two years ago, Sina Khanifar took it as almost a personal affront. Khanifar was involved in the original effort to legalize unlocking back in the mid-2000s after he...
  • LIZ SMITH, For release 09/11/14

    Will 'Exodus' lead people to the box office?... Barbra Streisand gets serious about Sirius... 119 David Bowie Songs!... Will Reese Witherspoon give us 'Fever?' "YOU ARE not a god. You are not even a man!" So said heavy-breathing Anne Baxter to heavily...
  • Why the Pay TV Model Won't Work for the Music Business

    You've got to stop e-mailing me Ted Gioia's article in the Daily Beast about lessons the music industry can learn from TV. This is what drives me crazy about America, people glom onto something that squares with their worldview, and they trumpet it to...
  • 'Allentown' helps Billy Joel get Library of Congress songwriting award

     
    Billy Joel is being honored by the Library of Congress, and it’s referencing his song “Allentown” in bestowing the award. Joel is the newest recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Librarian of Congress...
  • Ariana Grande celebrates 21st birthday at Disney World

    Ariana Grande celebrates 21st birthday at Disney World
    Ariana Grande won't be able to have her first legal drink until Thursday, but the singer and actress celebrated her 21st birthday in style Tuesday at Walt Disney World Resort.  The pop singer had a special 21st birthday celebration at Magic Kingdom...
  • Garth Brooks to Ireland: Let concerts go on, then fix the system

    Garth Brooks offered up what he called a simple solution to the controversy in Ireland over his five canceled concerts: “Open it up for five nights, let everybody have fun, then go to work on never letting it happen again.” Meanwhile, the...
  • If Apple's purchase of Beats heralds a new era in music, who wins?

    Days after Spotify announced that it had more than 10 million subscribers to its online music service, Apple announced that it had struck a $3-billion deal to buy the company behind one of Spotify's newest, buzziest rivals: Beats. The challenge for both...
  • Justice Department to Review Music Royalties Decrees

    The Department of Justice will conduct a review of the 73-year-old consent decrees that govern how music rights organizations set rates for licensing songs. ASCAP and BMI have been pushing the DOJ to revise -- or even abolish -- the consent decree, first...
  • Tickets to see Michael McDonald and Toto at Ferguson go on sale Friday

    Tickets to see Michael McDonald and Toto at Ferguson go on sale Friday
    Michael McDonald, the soulful 62-year-old singer known for hits "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near), "What A Fool Believes," and "Minute By Minute" is coming back to the Peninsula where, once upon a time, he discovered a young singer and piano...
  • Major Record Labels Sue Megaupload for Massive Copyright Infringement

    Major record labels Warner Music, UMG, Sony and Capitol Records on Thursday followed Hollywood studios in filing a copyright infringement suit against Megaupload, accusing the site of fostering and even promoting access to pirated music. In the suit,...
  • Prince Makes Peace With Warner Music, Sets New Album and Reissues

    Adding an amiable epilogue to one of the most public contract disputes in the history of the music business, Prince and Warner Bros. Records have come to terms on a global licensing partnership. The wide-ranging deal grants the singer ownership of his...