Streaming revenue has surpassed digital download revenue in 2015
The RIAA has announced that revenue from streaming has surpassed digital for the first time ever.
RIAA wins $22 million in damages from MP3Skull
The RIAA has secured a $22 million judgement against MP3Skull, a site that did not host but linked to pirated song files.
Aurous settles with RIAA over piracy suit for $3 million
The RIAA has settled its lawsuit with music streaming service Aurous for $3 million. The service had been sued just 72 hours after launching in October.
Owner of music piracy site RockDizMusic gets sentenced to three years in prison
The operator of the defunct RockDizMusic music piracy site has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Streaming music leader Pandora to look internationally for expansion
According to new reports, Pandora is preparing to expand internationally and has already tried to acquire rights to play songs outside of the U.S.
RIAA demanding $17 million in damages from new Grooveshark
The RIAA has asked the courts to issue a default judgement against the new Grooveshark music service, demanding $17 million in piracy damages and 'willful counterfeiting' damages.
Pandora settles with RIAA over pre-1972 royalties
Internet radio giant Pandora has settled with the major record labels over royalties owed for tracks written before 1972, songs that aren't covered by federal copyright but are covered by most states.
FBI takes down pre-release music piracy site ShareBeast
The FBI has seized two domains belonging to popular sites to find pre-release music.
Here is the RIAA's list of 50 top pirate sites that are an 'assault on our humanity'
As they do every year, the industry trade group RIAA has submitted its list of the top 50 rogue piracy sites to the U.S. government, and as usual the group has taken some liberties with its verbage.
RIAA files civil suit against Megaupload
The music industry trade group RIAA has added to Megaupload and owner Kim Dotcom's woes, filing a new civil lawsuit.
Court: Joel Tenenbaum must pay $675,000 fine for file sharing
In a case that is now 9 years in the making, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled this week that Joel Tenenbaum must pay the $675,000 in damages to the record industry
RIAA forced to lay off employees after revenue drops again
Record labels cut back dues again
RIAA adds digital streams to its calculations for gold and platinum certification
Fifth change in the calculations since 1950s
RIAA: Google is ineffective at preventing piracy
Last year, Google publicly announced it would be demoting all accused piracy sites in its search rankings. This week, the RIAA has said the ......
Verizon, Time Warner will throttle speeds, restrict usage of repeat copyright infringers
By the end of this month, the new "six-strikes" Copyright Alert System will go live in the U.S. Verizon and Time Warner have outlined their ......
Some old favorites top RIAA's latest 'Notorious' piracy sites
As they do annually, the RIAA has released their latest list of "notorious" piracy sites. The list is sent to the Office of the United States ......
Joel Tenenbaum must pay RIAA $675,000
Joel Tenenbaum has lost another appeal this week, and must pay the RIAA $675,000 in statutory damages. The new ruling upheld the original ......
RIAA budget, staff slashed in almost half
The RIAA has been struggling. The group's budget, which comes directly from distributors and music labels, has been slashed in almost half, ......
Supreme Court declines petition from doctorate student sued by RIAA
The case of Joel Tenenbaum continues. Tenenbaum, the former doctorate student who was convicted of illegally sharing 30 tracks via P2P has ......
RIAA comments on the death of Megaupload
Last week, the U.S. government shut down Megaupload.com, one of the largest and longest running cyberlockers in the business. Its founders, ......