Posts tagged as: RIAA

Streaming Music Revenue Now Greater than CD Sales in US

A new report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) finds that revenue from music streaming services such as Beats Music, Pandora, and Spotify have now in total beaten out revenue from CD sales in the US, capitalizing on the latter’s continued fall from grace (largely thanks to excessively high CD pricing). Both formats […]

Pandora Now in New Copyright Lawuits Over Songs from Pre-1972

Following a similar lawsuits against Sirius XM radio, a group of record companies has filed suit in a New York court against Pandora, the top streaming subscription music service in the US. While songs made before February 15, 1972 are not subject to federal copyright protections, the labels argue that Pandora, like Sirius, should pay […]

RIAA Report States Google’s Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Ineffectual

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has lambasted Google in a report for not going far enough to stop media piracy. The RIAA believes that the efforts that commenced by Google in August — which exceed that required by law — have been ineffectual in stopping “serial infringers” from finding content hosted by pirate […]

RIAA and IFPI May Sue Google Over Search Results to Pirated Music

Two organizations that represent the music industry may file a lawsuit against Google in order to make it harder for web users to find pirated content online. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have gone as far as to obtain a preliminary legal opinion on […]

First Recovery in US Album Sales in 7 years

Nielsen SoundScan on Wednesday reported the first increase in American album sales since 2004. Total album sales in the US for the first half of 2011 were up one percent year-to-year to hit 155.5 million. Pure digital sales were growing faster at 660 million individual tracks, up 10 percent, and 221.5 million album equivalents, a […]

Digital Music Will Past By CDs in 2012 in the US

Digital music should overtake CDs in the US for the first time next year, Strategy Analytics said in a new study. It expected CDs to continue dropping a steep 40 percent from $3.8 billion in revenue for 2010 to just $2.7 billion in 2012. Digital, led mostly by iTunes, would keep growing and just edge […]

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