Recording Industry Association of America

  1. MusicFirst Coalition Lobbies Congress On Performance Right

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a move to bolster its campaign to get Congress to pass the Performance Right Act, which calls for artists and master rights owners to be compensated when their songs are played on terrestrial radio, the musicFirst coalition visited the halls of ...

  2. News Groups Urge Court Webcast In Music Case

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fourteen news organizations, including the Associated Press and The New York Times Co., are urging a federal appeals court to allow online streaming of a hearing in a music downloading lawsuit the recording industry filed against a Boston Universi ...

  3. Judge OKs Streaming Of File Sharing Hearing

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST A federal judge on Wednesday authorized the first online streaming of oral arguments in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts in a copyright infringement lawsuit that pits a Boston University graduate student against the music recording industry. ...

  4. Biz Briefs: Obama, Trans World, NIN

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST - President-elect Barack Obama selects a lawyer who formerly represented the Recording Industry Association of America in file sharing cases to be the third in command at the Justice Department. [ CNET ] - Trans World Entertainment reports a 14% d ...

  5. Boom In Music Video Games Helps Original Artists

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST "This song is dedicated to Debbie Harry," flinty-eyed Lisa Hsuan purrs into a microphone on the red-lit stage of Hyperion Tavern. It's a cozy dive where patrons drink Coke and beer from bottles and a fading chandelier dangles overhe ...

  6. Report: RIAA Drops File-Sharing Lawsuits

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America has signalled its intention to switch tactics in the battle against piracy. It stopped filing mass lawsuits early this fall and will now attempt to cooperate with ISPs on tackling users who are uploadi ...

  7. Law Professor Fires Back At Song-Swapping Suits

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The music industry's courtroom campaign against people who share songs online is coming under counterattack. A Harvard Law School professor has launched a constitutional assault against a federal copyright law at the heart of the industry ...

  8. Bush Signs Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law on Monday a controversial bill that would stiffen penalties for movie and music piracy at the federal level. The law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president on h ...

  9. Copyright Royalty Board Issues Decision

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board is standing pat with the 9.1 cents mechanical royalty song rate for both physical and digital albums, sources say. Meanwhile, it is setting the mastertone rate at 24 cents, according to sources. The Board also adopted t ...

  10. Senate Passes Webcaster Settlement Act

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Senate passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008, sending it to President Bush's desk for signature two days after the U.S. House of Representatives okayed the bill. The bill allows for SoundExchange, on behalf of copyright owners ...

  11. RightsFlow Upgrades 'Flow' System

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow is upgrading its "Flow" system to handle licensing, accounting and payment solutions for labels, distributors and online music services to license and pay songwriters and music publishers. The launch of the turnkey product fol ...

  12. Webcasters Welcome House Vote On Royalties Negotiation

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio stations can extend their negotiations with labels and artists over performance royalties following a key vote in the House Of Representatives. The legislation, H.R. 7084, was passed on Saturday night (Sept. 27) and now moves to the ...

  13. RoyaltyShare Reveals New Tracking Service

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare Inc. moved quickly to capitalize on the landmark agreement that proposes royalty rates for interactive streams and downloads by announcing a new service designed to track and make payments for licenses covered in the agreement. In tha ...

  14. Judge Grants New Trial In Thomas Downloading Case

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge granted a new trial to a Minnesota woman convicted of pirating music files in the nation's first file-sharing trial, ruling Wednesday he made an error in the jury instructions that "substantially prejudiced" her righ ...

  15. Industry, Online Services Reach Royalty Deal

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry, music publishers and online music services have revealed the details of a landmark royalty deal for streaming and limited downloads of music, which was first announced June 18 . The agreement proposes a mechanical royalty r ...

  16. Kanye West Salutes Obama At DNC Party

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's regret on the day Barack Obama was nominated for president: That his mother, Donda, hadn't lived to experience it. "It's an incredible time to be around. I wish my momma could have seen this day," the 31-year- ...

  17. Country Stars Duet With Elvis On Christmas CD

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also fea ...

  18. RIAA Spent $2.8M Lobbying Feds

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry's trade group spent nearly $2.8 million pumping up the volume on its lobbying on Capitol Hill last year. The Washington-based Recording Industry Association of America lobbied on a bill to limit fees charged to Internet ...

  19. Judge Dismisses LimeWire Antitrust Suit

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal judge on Monday threw out an antitrust lawsuit that the operator of the LimeWire online file-sharing service filed against a coalition of major record labels. U.S. District Judge Gerard E. Lynch in New York ruled that Lime Group LLC fail ...

  20. Nettwerk Defends LimeWire Deal

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group GM Brent Muhle said today (Aug. 20) that there’s nothing controversial about the label’s decision to work with Lime Wire LLC, a company best known for creating software that allows computer users to take music for free. “We ar ...

  21. Industry Execs Discuss Rap Lyrics

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of Don Imus' firing for his on-air slur about the Rutgers women's basketball team, a high-powered group of music-industry executives met privately Wednesday to discuss sexist and misogynistic rap lyrics. During the furor that ...

  22. RIAA: Students Settling Piracy Claims

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A recording industry group that has been offering settlements to college students suspected of sharing music online says more than a quarter of the alleged music pirates have accepted the offer. The Recording Industry Association of America sent l ...

  23. ZZ Top Splits With Label, Manager

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group's final RCA album was 2003's 'Mescalero.' Veteran rock act ZZ Top has ended its run with RCA, to which it signed a reported five-album, $30 million contract in 1992. The group has also parted ways with longtime manager Bi ...

  24. RIAA, MPAA Target College Networks

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Letters to 40 universities. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new program to address the ongoing piracy at universities across the country via campus Local Area Net ...

  25. RIAA: DVD Video Shipments Slip For First Time

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New digital formats emerge including online video. According to 2005 year-end shipment numbers released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), music DVD video shipments—for the first time—are down from the previous year. The DVD ...

  26. Rosen, Berman Announce Partnership

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Industry Association of America, have re-united to launch a new partnership, Berman Rosen Global Strategies. Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Indu ...

  27. Mom Fights Downloading Suit On Her Own

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Santangelo dropped lawyer due to money issues. It was Easter Sunday, and Patricia Santangelo was in church with her kids when she says the music recording industry peeked into her computer and decided to take her to court. Santangelo says she has ...

  28. RIAA Holiday Greetings: Another Round of Lawsuits

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Association of America issued 751 copyright infringement lawsuits as part of its ongoing litigation effort against peer-to-peer piracy. Just in time for the holidays, the Recording Industry Ass ...

  29. California Senate Panel Approves Stricter Pirate Bill

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Illegitimate CD tally for felony charge reduced. The Public Safety Committee of the California State Senate today (June 14) approved a bill proposing an important reduction in the number of illegitimate CDs required for a music pirate to be charge ...

  30. IFPI To Hold Meeting With French Officials

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International trade body IFPI will try to gain the support of the French government on the issue of the extension of copyright duration for recorded music in Europe during a meeting today (May 18) in International trade body IFPI will try to gain ...

  31. Beatles Earn Landmark 6th RIAA Diamond Award

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With U.S. shipments of 10 million copies certified in April by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the Beatles' "1," the group has become the first act to earn six of the organiza With U.S. shipments of 10 milli ...

  32. Court Rejects RIAA Subpoenas

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Identities of students don't have to be revealed. A federal magistrate has ruled that two North Carolina universities do not have to reveal the identities of two students accused to sharing copyrighted music on the Internet. The music industr ...

  33. Senate Targets Piracy In China, Russia

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Resolution highlights lack of property protection. U.S. Senate leaders today (April 26) introduced a resolution highlighting the lack of adequate intellectual property protections in China and Russia. The resolution asks the Bush administration to ...

  34. Twain's 'Come On Over' Nets RIAA Double Diamond

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in November certified her 1997 album "Come On Over" 20 times platinum. Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry ...

  35. Behind the Deal: Fighting For File Swapping On Capitol Hill

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST That's not a trivial task for Corwin, the lobbyist for Kazaa's parent company. When making the rounds on Capitol Hill, Corwin, 54, is up against the dual political powerhouses of the Recording Industr Philip Corwin has one of the least e ...

  36. Labels Band Together For Katrina Compilation

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four major labels, Concord Music Group and the Recording Industry Association of America are teaming for a double-disc compilation to benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Hurricane Rel The four major labels, Concord Music Grou ...

  37. Satellite, Web Radio Emerge As New Piracy Front

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technologies that enable digital recording of satellite and Internet radio broadcasts are opening a new front in the recording industry's war on music piracy. Technologies that enable digital recording of satellite and Internet radio broadcas ...

  38. Strict Sentence For British CD Pirate

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The international recorded music industry has welcomed a lengthy jail sentence handed down to one of the world's most prolific CD pirates. Mark Purseglove, 33, was sentenced July 8 at London's Blackfr LONDON -- The international recorded ...

  39. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  40. OutKast, Eminem Lead Feb. RIAA Shipments

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" and OutKast's "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" were each certified in February by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 9 million co Eminem's &q ...

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