The Music Industry Asks US Government to Make 'Unauthorized Streaming' a Felony
The RIAA has also renewed calls for the government to consider 'website blocking' and filtering to stop music piracy.
Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Is the First Ever Streaming-Only Album to Go Platinum
We're probably gonna have to hear at least ten cringe-y lines about this on his next album.
Top Music Industry Organizations Write Letter to Donald Trump Urging Him to Enforce Intellectual Property Laws
Companies that wrote the president-elect include ASCAP, BMI, RIAA, and The Songwriters Guild of America.
For the First Time in History, "Old" Music Is Outselling New Artist Releases
In 2015 music purchases changed, possibly forever.
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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Just Became the First Album to Go 30 Times Platinum
When it comes to any previous platinum certification accomplishment, 'Thriller' has now "Beat It."
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How a Kid Running an Obscure Music Forum Became the Target Of the UK's Biggest Ever Piracy Case
From his bedroom in North East England, Kane Robinson ran a music forum for 12,000 enthusiastic indie fans. But did a uni student with no prior convictions really deserve two years in prison?
Internet Radio Copyright Is Bad and Dumb: A Comprehensive Explainer
Why Pandora just paid the RIAA $90 million.
The Music Industry Sued Aurous, the Popcorn Time for Music, Hours After Release
While like Popcorn Time in every other way, the RIAA says it pulled from illegal Russian filesharing sites instead of BitTorrent.
Major Labels Are Already Suing The "Popcorn Time of Music" App, Aurous
If the RIAA gets what it wants, Aurous will have the same doomed fate as Grokster, Limewire and Grooveshark.
Vinyl Sales Are Outperforming Streaming Services
Even as streaming revenue hits 1 billion, vinyl proves its still a competitor
Streaming Music Revenue Tops $1 Billion for First Time
Streaming music services like Spotify are making up for the decline in iTunes downloads.
Music Industry Begs BitTorrent to Fight Piracy
Battle of the brands.