Major labels are set to renegotiate contracts with YouTube this year, and many important industry voices hope they get a better deal. But RIAA head Frances Moore says the streaming juggernaut isn't playing fair in the negotiation process.
The RIAA has released its 2015 numbers, confirming that revenue from streaming services has finally surpassed that of digital downloads, but ad-supported streaming services didn't contribute much to those numbers.
The music industry has accepted that it can't ignore streaming. RIAA has announced a new methodology for album certifications that accounts for on-demand streaming. Artists like Kendrick Lamar got album awards as a result.
The Recording Industry of American has sued music streamer Aurous for willful and egregious copyright violation. Its founders argue that its content sources are, indeed, legal – and it looks like it won't go down without a fight.
Music streamers contributed over $1 billion in revenue to the music industry in 2015's first half. Vinyl isn’t exploding on the same magnitude, but revenue from retro format accounted for almost half of CD sales' revenue in 2015's first…
With CD shipments declining by tens of millions each year, the format could become obsolete in the music industry by 2020. The shift to New Music Fridays will further push the listening experience toward the Web and social media.
Pop superstar Rihanna is the first artist to cross 100 million singles downloaded and streamed. The honor is the result of 37 separate singles during her career, including We Found Love, Stay and Only Girl (In the World).
Grooveshark is back, for now, in stripped-down form just days after court-ordered shutdowns. A person nicknamed Shark purports to have backed up 90 percent of the site's content and uploaded it to a new site.