Posts tagged "RIAA"

After 38 Years, ‘Ramones’ Finally Certified Gold

It only took six years for the Ramones’ greatest hits album, 1988’s Ramones Mania, to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. By…
Harley Brown / June 11, 2014

In Anti-Piracy Surge, Google Asked to Remove Eight Links Per Second

If the number of complaints sent to Google is any indication, downloading copyrighting material for free over the search engine should be getting tougher by…
Marc Hogan / October 8, 2013

The RIAA’s On-Demand Stream Policy Is Hostile to Hip-Hop

As SPIN reported via Billboard last week, the Recording Industry Association of America announced that it will now count the number of streams an album…
Brandon Soderberg / May 13, 2013

Bafflingly, On-Demand Streams Now Count Toward Gold and Platinum Records

Listeners have gone from buying new music to streaming it. Now the Recording Industry Association of America is evolving with them, in a change that…
Marc Hogan / May 9, 2013

Music Piracy’s Search Problem: Recording Industry Bringing the Fight to Google

The conflict between the music business and Silicon Valley is approaching a new milestone. As Digital Music News reports (via FACT), the Recording Industry…
Marc Hogan / February 6, 2013

Minnesota Mom Still Owes RIAA $222,000, Says Appeals Court

With hope at last bubbling up in the Pussy Riot debacle, perhaps it's time for a new cause: "Free Jammie Thomas-Rasset!" It doesn't exactly roll…
Chris Martins / September 13, 2012