Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo is the first album to go platinum from streaming only

Kanye West’s last album has just made streaming history. The Life of Pablo, released a little over a year ago, just went Platinum with over 1.5 billion song streams in the U.S. While popular alb

With A Budget Almost Cut In Half And 40 Percent Staff Cuts Can The RIAA Survive?

RIAA's budget comes from music labels and distributors because it represents the interests of the music industry. Therefore, it depends on their willingness. TorrentFreak obtained <a target="_blank" h

Keen On… Cary Sherman: How Should The Democratic Process Function In The Digital Age? [TCTV]

Earlier this month, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/cary-sherman">Cary Sherman</a>, the RIAA's CEO, wrote a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/opinion/what-wikipedia-wont-tell-you.ht

How Does UFC's New & Improved Internet Pay-Per-View Stream Compare To The 'Real' Thing?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ufcneu1.jpg" />NeuLion announced a deal a few days ago to bring “a brand new service for <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/ufc/">U

Shock: Music Industry Tops DMCA Takedown Notices In 2010

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/dmcatakedown.png" />Man, they're still fighting, aren't they? ChillingEffects' stats, by way of TorrentFreak, reveal that the “internat

RIAA Once Again Upset At LimeWire Over Limewire Pirate Edition

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/limewiredead.jpg" />The <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/riaa/">RIAA</a>, still fighting the good fight. LimeWire as you knew it <a

Will Apple Kill The MP3 Tomorrow?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/adiosmp3.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/apple/">Apple</a> has posted a cryptic message on its Web site, <a HREF="http://ww

RIAA Goes Offline, Joins MPAA As Latest Victim Of Successful DDoS Attacks

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/screen-shot-2010-09-19-at-11-53-42-am.png" alt="" />In an offense called <a href="http://torrentfreak.com/4chan-to-ddos-riaa-next-is-this-the

Three Years Later, Who Owns The Rights To Radiohead's In Rainbows?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/inrainbowss.jpg" />Famous rock band Radiohead <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2007/10/01/new-radiohead-album-costs-whatever-you-want-i

After all that fuss, RIAA doesn't create Chinese Democracy anti-piracy PSA

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/chinesedemocracy.jpg">Famous rock band Guns N' Roses released their latest album, Chinese Democracy, in November, 2008. It had been in de

Radiohead's Thom Yorke predicts end of music industry

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/thomyorke.jpg" />"It will be only a matter of time—months rather than years—before the music business establishment completel

RIAA, MPAA would like to scan your hard drive for infringing content

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/puppyriaa.jpg" />There really isn't any particular point to the following story other than to get you riled up as your begin your weekend

Reaping what they sow: Canadian record industry faces potential $6 billion fine for copyright infringement

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/irony.jpg" />Oh dear, oh <em>dear</em>. How utterly delightful! It seems that the major members of the Canadian Recording Industry Associ

I'm sorry, but we have to ban music. That's just the way it is.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bannnnnne.jpg" />It has come to my attention that the music industry now wants royalties for those 30-second clips of music you hear in i

Let's say: The music industry gets its way and throws everyone in jail. Then what?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/flaguk.jpg" /> And now, the 900th note on Internet piracy written in the past week. It would appear that the UK is inching closer to a la

In a move I'm calling "too little, too late, too proprietary," major labels are introducing their own file format

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/uni.jpg" />For years you've been using the well-supported, ubiquitous file format called MP3. It's an international standard, it works ju

Tenenbaum ordered to pay $675,000 to record labels

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/675.gif" />Another day, another RIAA trial victory. Joel Tenenbaum was ordered to cough up $675,000 to the record labels. It works out to

False alarm: The RIAA doesn't think DRM is dead after all!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/siren1.gif" />Remember yesterday when I noted, by way of TorrentFreak, that the RIAA had all but considered DRM to be dead? Not true! Not

RIAA chief spokesman: ‘DRM is dead, isn't it?’

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/riaadrm.jpg" />The chief spokesman for the RIAA, one Jonathan Lamy, has gone on record to say what any normal, not-on-the-RIAA-payroll pe

Time to panic? RIAA wins suit against Usenet.com

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/unison.jpg" />It's safe to say that I shed no tears yesterday when, for all intents and purposes, The Pirate Bay ceased to be. Suffice it
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