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.
Karl Bode
Noisey News

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.
Phil Witmer
Noisey News

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.
Noisey Staff
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For the First Time in History, "Old" Music Is Outselling New Artist Releases

In 2015 music purchases changed, possibly forever.
THUMP Canada Staff
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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."
Kyle Kramer
Longreads Or Whatever

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?
Joe Zadeh
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Internet Radio Copyright Is Bad and Dumb: A Comprehensive Explainer

Why Pandora just paid the RIAA $90 million.
Sarah Jeong
Apple Music

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.
Clinton Nguyen
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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.
Alexander Iadarola
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Vinyl Sales Are Outperforming Streaming Services

Even as streaming revenue hits 1 billion, vinyl proves its still a competitor
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Streaming Music Revenue Tops $1 Billion for First Time

Streaming music services like Spotify are making up for the decline in iTunes downloads.
Kari Paul

Music Industry Begs BitTorrent to Fight Piracy

Battle of the brands.
Nicholas Deleon