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@IFPI_org: World's Largest Stream Ripping Site Faces International Legal Action

London and Washington, DC, 26th September 2016 – Organisations representing record companies in the US and UK took legal action today against Youtube-mp3.org, the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally “stream ripped” music.  1,091 more words

In A Goolag State Of Mind

Drake's 'Views' goes #1 on Billboard 200 with the LOWEST albums sales in Music History.

‘Views’ bested the likes of Beyonce, Usher, and Rihanna‘s top-sellers to regain the coveted #1 spot.  Yet, while some voiced concern over the 51,000 equivalent album sales moved to get there, their concern grew to worry when it was revealed only 7,000 of those units were actual album sales. 162 more words

Consumerless Recovery: Music Revenues Are Up But Is More Pain Coming?

News this week, for once, was positive for the music business. The RIAA released its report for the first half of this year and there was an eight percent growth in revenues over the same time 2015, thanks to subscription streaming. 997 more words

Rihanna is NOT the Best-Selling Black Female Artist nor is she 2nd Best-Selling Female Artist of All Time

Earlier this year, Roc Nation made several claims that their record label ‘queen’ Rihanna has crossed over 250 million records worldwide and became the Best-selling black female artist of all time & the 2nd best-selling female artist overall. 457 more words

Music Industry Says Business Is Good But It Still Wants YouTube to Pay Up

You can almost hear the word “but” coming as you read through the recording industry’s mid-year update about the state of the music business. Recording Industry Association of America’s CEO Cary Sherman admits the U.S. 766 more words


Streaming Services Are Now a Billion Dollar Business for U.S. Music Industry

The U.S. music industry generated more that $1 billion dollars with paid streaming during the first half of 2016, according to new data released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 183 more words


It took a couple decades, but the music business looks like it’s okay again

The music business peaked in 1999, and it has been tumbling ever since. Now it looks like it’s starting to climb back up: Music sales in the first half of the year were up 8.4 percent, to $3.4 billion — the industry’s best performance since the height of the CD era. 65 more words