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RIAA 2013- 2014 U.S. Music Industry Revenue Stats

The Recording Industry Association of America has released their 2014 Mid-Year Review Revenue Statistics.

Joshua P. Friedlander, Vice President of Strategic Data Analysis of the RIAA, has compiled and organized data regarding both retail and wholesale revenue traffic, and it shows that revenue took a slight hit last year. 180 more words

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On March 28, 1973.

On March 28, 1973, “Atlantic Records” released Led Zeppelin fifth studio album “Houses of the Holy”.This is Led Zeppelin first album with entirely original composed material and contains some of the band’s best known songs including “No quarter”, “The song remains the same” and  “The rain song”. 45 more words

RIAA CEO Pushes for Recording Industry Reforms

On June 25, 2014, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee about condensing and simplifying the music licensing process.

In Sherman’s opening remarks, he outlined a whole series of changes, including “creating a one stop shop for musical work licenses, allowing rights to be bundled and administered together, create an across-the-board-market-based rate standard” and many others, such a fairly compensating recording artists before new legislation took affect in 1972. 149 more words

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RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman

Cary Sherman, current chairman and CEO of RIAA, was appointed to his position on September 1, 2011. Sherman takes over the position previously held by Mitch Bainwol, who left to become CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. 142 more words

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What Is the RIAA?

The Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, was founded in 1952. They are a trade company that represents and defends the recording industry in the United States. 156 more words

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The recorded music market in the US, 2000-2014

2014 seems to be the watershed year in the recorded music business in the US. According to the recently published sales figures (shipment value) of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the revenue of US $1.87bn from music streaming (SoundExchange distributions as well as subscription & ad-supported streaming) accounted for 41.4 percent of the digital music sales. 1,020 more words

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アメリカ音楽産業 2014:ストリーミングの売上が、ついにCDを上回る!

U.S. Streaming Revenues Surpassed CD Sales in 2014

Felix Richter – March 23rd, 2015




In 2014, for the first time ever, music streaming services generated more revenue than CDs in the United States. 188 more words