RIAA and MPAA support $25 million piracy ruling over Cox Communications

The unique case of Cox Communications and BMG has come to a verdict that is seeing support from various associations in the entertainment industry. BMG, a German record label, have recently taken the internet provider…

Major music piracy site MP3Skull faces defeat from RIAA and labels

One of the prime sites for illegal music downloads, MP3Skull have closed down for good after facing music giants in a legal battle After facing a combination of the music industry’s biggest powerhouses in court MP3Skull,…

Apple hit out at Spotify and YouTube with streaming royalty rate proposal

In a proposal to the Copyright Royalty Board Apple have suggested introducing a flat rate for music streaming royalties, at the expense of ‘freemium’ streaming services. It’s something that has become a common conflict in…

Music Streaming Dominated Industry In 2015 Report Reveals

RIAA have revealed that for the first time ever music streaming is generating more revenue than digital downloads in the 5th year of industry of growth. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have released…

Rihanna’s ANTI Goes Platinum After Selling… 460 Albums?

Worldwide superstar Rihanna released her eighth studio album last week and according to Nielsen has sold 460 albums or more than a million if you ask RIAA. Despite Nielsen only counting 460 album sales Rihanna’s…

Music Industry Adopting ‘Hi-Res MUSIC’ Logo

A new official logo is being rolled out by the music industry to define high-resolution music online. The new ‘Hi-Res MUSIC’ logo will be used to mark online music that meet the official standards for…

RIAA Sacks Half its Staff and CEO Gains a Raise! Ohh and Plummeting Revenues

It seems like the RIAA is in meltdown! In their latest tax filings they have seen a huge reduction in overall revenues and it has had to layoff more than half of its staff. In…

Australia Music Sales in Heavy Decline Across the Board

It seems like the music industry in Australia is in complete free fall. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) has reported that recording sales dropped 13.9 percent in 2010 by value (complete PDF here). Physical unit sales tanked by 19.5 percent.

Lime Wire Finally Closes

Limewire, one of the internets most popular file-sharing websites, has finally been shut down after along dispute with the RIAA. The US district court has issued an injunction which effectively ends a four-year dispute between…

Home Taping and the Music Industry Pie

The RIAA have loosed another volley against the filesharing contingent that they believe are bleeding the profitability out of the music industry. The arguments are pretty solid: those who choose to download music illegally instead…