A Day to Remember's "If It Mean a Lot to You" has gone gold.
Jason Tate on 04/07/14 - 10:29 AM
Fall Out Boy's "My Songs..." was certified 3x platinum on December 5th. Congratulations to the band. Save Rock And Roll has also gone past 500k sold and looks like it's approaching platinum.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 12:35 PM
A group known as the Center for Copyright Information (backed by copyright groups like the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America) are reportedly developing a curriculum in California to teach elementary schoolers the value of copyright and the dangers of piracy. I don't have enough snark left in me to say anything else.
Jason Tate on 11/11/13 - 11:44 AM
The RIAA has changed it's rules regarding digital sales and platinum eligibility, meaning that once Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is released to Samsung Galaxy users, it will essentially have gone platinum.
Going forward, sales of albums in digital format will become eligible on the release date, while sales of albums in physical format will still become eligible for certification 30 days after the release date.

Not only do we believe it’s sensible and logical to align digital album rules with those we have maintained for digital singles since the program’s inception, we also consider today’s move in line with our larger efforts to modernize the G&P Program to reflect the new music...
Ryan Dennehy on 07/02/13 - 06:27 AM
The RIAA has now included on-demand song streams to its gold and platinum certification criteria. Read an article on it here.
Christian Wagner on 05/09/13 - 09:24 AM
According to this article, the "six-strikes" anti-piracy rules begin today.
TorrentFreak learned from a source close to CCI that the system is currently scheduled to launch early next week, and we’re not the only ones. Another sign of the start of the program is that a few days ago the CCI launched their new website. This is where recipients of the copyright alerts will be directed to.
Jason Tate on 02/25/13 - 12:35 PM
The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association Of America after selling 500,000 copies. The Civil Wars have also been nominated for two Country Music Awards; 'Musical Event Of The Year' and 'Vocal Duo Of The Year'.
Kelly Doherty on 09/14/12 - 04:47 PM
fun.'s Some Nights was officially certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 in the United States on September 12, 2012.

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Jason Tate on 09/13/12 - 10:57 AM
The RIAA has claimed LimeWire owes it $72 trillion. Yeah, good-fucking-luck with that.
Jason Tate on 05/23/12 - 01:13 PM
Cobra Starship's single, "You Make Me Feel," has received double platinum certification from the RIAA.
Jason Tate on 01/17/12 - 11:43 AM
The MPAA and RIAA are portraying MegaUpload as one of the world’s leading rogue sites. Kanye West, P Diddy, Snoop Dogg, will.i.am, Alicia Keys, and more are giving the site their full support in a brand new ad. Hit the replies to watch.

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Dre Okorley on 12/09/11 - 08:09 PM
Jammie Thomas-Rasset has lost her illegal downloading case to Capital Records, and she has been ordered to pay $1.5 million for sharing 24 songs on Kazaa; this breaks down to $62,500 per song.
Adrian Villagomez on 11/04/10 - 05:34 PM
It looks like Paramore's album brand new eyes has achieved platinum status in Australia. Congratulations guys and gal.

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Adrian Villagomez on 10/15/10 - 11:49 AM
Congratulations to Phoenix, whose album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix has now been certified Gold, with sales over 500,000 in the US.
Paul Tao on 09/07/10 - 01:44 PM
The RIAA has successfully sued Limewire for lots and lots of money.

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Blake Solomon on 06/16/10 - 06:00 AM
According to this study, those who download music illegally are the same people who spend the most on music.

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Blake Solomon on 11/02/09 - 08:11 AM
Green Day's "21 Guns" has been certified gold by the RIAA in digital sales. Additionally, the stage adaptation of American Idiot has been extended three weeks due to "record-breaking sales & unprecedented demand." Catch the band performing the song on the MTV Video Music Awards this upcoming Sunday.
Chris Fallon on 09/09/09 - 11:10 PM
File sharing on Twitter has arrived.
Rohan Kohli on 05/27/09 - 06:30 PM
A new study has found that music pirates are ten times more likely to buy music than non-piraters. Yarr.

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Anton Djamoos on 04/21/09 - 10:30 AM
Muxtape is "relaunching as a service exclusively for bands". The owner has also posted a full explanation of why the Muxtape we had come to love is no longer.
Julia Conny on 09/25/08 - 09:22 PM
Now that school is kicking back into effect, you might be curious what the RIAA and universities are doing to battle P2P downloading applications. Ars Techinca wraps up several colleges' new policies and plans of action in this article.
Julia Conny on 09/02/08 - 08:40 AM
Colleges may soon be required to "provide students with commercial music downloading services and implement traffic filtering technologies in order to deter peer-to-peer filesharing."
Julia Conny on 08/01/08 - 09:16 PM
The RIAA and the DiMA (Digital Music Association) are arguing that royalties from digital downloads and streaming music for songwriters should be lowered. Not exactly sure what royalties are? Read a good write-up here.
Julia Conny on 02/06/08 - 08:38 PM
The RIAA website was hacked and wiped clean.

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Julia Conny on 01/20/08 - 08:19 PM
Why is the RIAA targeting college students? Because "their appreciation for intellectual property has not yet reached its full development." Read the full interview with Cara Duckworth, spokeswoman for the RIAA, here.
Julia Conny on 01/16/08 - 05:01 AM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is arguing that the RIAA needs to prove users are actually sharing music as opposed to simply ripping music to their computers.
From the ArticleThe labels allege that 11 specific tracks were shared by the Howells, though the only evidence of such sharing was the fact that the files were in a shared folder and were also downloaded by the RIAA's investigative arm, MediaSentry (now SafeNet). According to the EFF, though, this simply is not evidence of actual copyright infringement.
Tony Pascarella on 01/14/08 - 08:03 AM
Now that DRM is on the decline, will it be replaced by digital watermarks?
Steve Henderson on 01/12/08 - 09:42 PM
Steve Henderson on 01/11/08 - 02:24 PM
We've heard ignorant lawyers say it was illegal, but now the RIAA is taking the insanity a step further by suing a man for ripping legally purchased CDs to his computer.
Steve Henderson on 12/29/07 - 07:55 PM
Is the music industry failing or is it simply undergoing a metamorphosis? Be sure to watch the videos on the site as well.
Anton Djamoos on 12/20/07 - 09:48 AM
Paul Tao on 12/11/07 - 05:28 PM
Albumbase.com has been shut down.

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Julia Conny on 11/10/07 - 04:31 PM
A new report suggests that there is no correlation, positive nor negative, between file sharing and album sales.

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Anton Djamoos on 11/06/07 - 06:13 PM
A popular bar in Georgia is being sued by ASCAP for copyright infringement for holding open mic nights. Seriously.

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Anton Djamoos on 10/18/07 - 05:32 PM
If you were wondering what songs were being downloaded by the woman who lost the RIAA case, you can see her playlist now.
Paul Tao on 10/05/07 - 03:58 PM
As the first of 20,000 RIAA lawsuits that actually got to trial, a jury found Jammie Thomas liable for 222,000 dollars worth of copyright infringement damages. Read the story here.
Julia Conny on 10/04/07 - 04:41 PM
Universal Music has decided to start selling digital albums with no copy protection.
Anton Djamoos on 08/10/07 - 08:03 AM
Download the new documentary on music piracy via free torrent download. The film features interviews with Danger Mouse, Lawrence Lessig, and representatives from Pirate Bay and the MPAA.
Steve Henderson on 08/03/07 - 09:47 AM
In the first story on the new Archie comic, it seems like downloading music has ruined his business.
Paul Tao on 07/31/07 - 05:23 PM
An exonerated defendant is suing the RIAA for malicious prosecution.

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Jared Kaufman on 06/26/07 - 09:37 AM
The RIAA claims that "DRM serves all sorts of pro-consumer purposes."
Steve Henderson on 04/27/07 - 06:30 PM
A new technology called Clouseau allegedly prevents peer-to-peer copyright infringement.
Article"Every day, 420 million searches for pirated materials are conducted in P2P networks. At any given time there are more than nine million users on P2P networks around the world pirating copyrighted material. The best efforts of the FBI can hardly be expected to make a significant difference. The FBI does its best, but only after a crime has taken place. Clouseau prevents the crime from happening in the first place. The FBI can only handle a limited number of incidents. Clouseau prevents them all. And Clouseau is the only technology that does this without violating anyone's privacy," said CEO &...
Anton Djamoos on 04/20/07 - 08:11 AM
The RIAA is lobbying state governments for "permission to deceive" when pursuing suspected pirates.
Rohan Kohli on 04/08/07 - 06:24 PM
The RIAA is now acting through universities to settle download offenders' cases before they reach the courts.
Gabe Gross on 03/01/07 - 04:25 PM
The RIAA has launched P2PLawsuits.com where you can can apply for a settlement by entering your case number, and even pay it online.

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Rohan Kohli on 03/01/07 - 11:05 AM
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