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  • Pharrell Williams goes triple-Platinum
    RIAA Certifications: Pharrrell Williams reaches triple-Platinum with 'Happy'
    Twelve musical acts earned their first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Digital Single Awards – now counting song sales and on-demand streams – in March, according to the RIAA’s newest monthly Gold & Platinum...
  • Great year for RIAA
    RIAA experiences landmark year in 2013
    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) had a banner year in 2013. Last year RIAA ddded song streams to its Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program in which helped fuel a record-breaking 663 Digital Single Awards – a 25 percent...
  • Ne-Yo
    Ne-Yo visits Duke Ellington School of the Arts
    Ne-Yo, the Grammy Award winning R&B singer and songwriter,made a surprise visit to aDuke Ellington School of the Arts assemblythis afternoon. Ne-Yo answered questions,accepted handshakes and hugs, andposed for pictures with the delighted...
  • Imagine Dragons certified gold and platinum
    7 first-time digital single award recipents announced by RIAA
    Seven musical acts earned their first Gold or Platinum Digital Single Awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in September, according to the RIAA’s newest monthly G&P Program tally released today, October 17 in a...
  • Jay-Z
    Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' to be certified platinum upon release
    Jay-Z is literally changing the rules.The rap mogul's July 4th project 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' has officially been declared a platinum selling album. Jay-Z sold 1 million copies of his album 30 days before it was released to Samsung...
  • RIAA updates rules
    Gold and platinum certification for digital albums updated by RIAA
    Recent changes will immediately impact the music industry, including gospel music, as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today, July 1, that they are officially updating the certification rules in their Gold &...
  • Lady Gaga's Bad Romance
    Lady Gaga's biggest hit goes diamond, according to new RIAA rule
    The Recording Industry of America announced the integration of streams to its Gold & Platinum Program, pushing Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" into Diamond status. On-demand audio and/or video song streams will now be counted towards...
  • Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' album certified platinum by the RIAA
    Carrie Underwood's 'Blown Away' album certified platinum by the RIAA
    Carrie Underwood sure has cause of plenty of celebration today, September 6, 2012. Her latest studio album Blown Away has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA. With shipments of her fourth disc hitting...
  • Bertelsmann Teams Up With Napster 10/31/2000
    The Grammy's honorary award should go to Napster, not Apple
    In February, the Recording Industry of America will be awarding an honorary Grammy to Apple founder, Steve Jobs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Academy said, “As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products...
  • The Pirate Bay
    Who will cast the first stone? RIAA, DHS caught torrenting
    The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is at the forefront of those organizations thatwant to bring pirates to justice. All we have to say, however, is "let he who is without sin cast the first stone."TorrentFreakhas...
  • Best Buy and Napster together as one
    Napster: The Final Chapter
    After 12 years, music service Napster has finally ceased operations. Thursday, the company completed its merger with Rhapsody.Napster originally launched in 1999 as one of the first peer-to-peer networks of its kind. It allowed people to...
  • Platinum Certification
    Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's 'Remind Me' is certified platinum by RIAA
    It was only a matter of time--after "Remind Me" became Carrie Underwood's 15th #1 single--that the duet with Brad Paisley would go platinum.The sizzling, summertrack becomes the seventh single to hit the big leagues, following in...
  • Anonymous flag
    Anonymous Operation PayBack targets RIAA; re: Limewire
    #OpPayBack 2.0 The Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous has relaunched Operation PayBack, an orchestrated attack on pro copyright, anti-piracy trade groups responsible for harassing peer to peer (p2p) sharing networks. Saturday those...
  • Piracy
    Google to quicken, toughen its actions against copyright scofflaws
    Follow me on TwitterGoogle istaking stepsto reduce copyright infringement on sites that it can control. In addition, they are going to be more aggressive about booting folks from the AdSense program if they are found to violate copyright.Here'...
  • Anonymous Recruiting Post
    Hackers to continue media company attacks until 'no longer angry'
    Follow me on TwitterThe hacker group Anonymous, (sometimes associated with 4Chan), has been running "Operation Payback" for some time, targetingmediacompaniesand anti-P2P firms. These campaigns usually die put after some time. In this...
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