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Recording Industry Association of America

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Top Recording Industry Association of America Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1

    'Frozen' soundtrack, first million-seller of 2014, returns to No. 1
    "Frozen" is back at No. 1. After two weeks in which rap albums by first Schoolboy Q and then Rick Ross dominated the Billboard 200, the soundtrack to Disney's smash-hit animated feature returned to the top spot Wednesday, reflecting sales of 99,000...
  • Coldplay's Chris Martin joins 'The Voice' in format twist

    “The Voice” is getting yet another dose of pop star power. NBC’s hit singing competition show has recruited Coldplay's Chris Martin to serve as a mentor. Martin isn’t jumping into one of the plush, red spinning-chairs...
  • Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard

    Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard
    Folks over at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach are having a metallic Monday. A pair of shows announced today both feature two legendarily loud acts. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will blast Aug. 5 while Kiss and Def Leppard will strut...
  • Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says

    Music industry revenue in 2013 stayed flat at $7 billion, RIAA says
    The good news for the music industry out of the Recording Industry Assn. of America’s just released report on sales and revenue for 2013? Things didn’t get any worse than they were during the previous three years. Overall revenue during 2013...
  • 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...