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Los Angeles, CA – Today, RIAA and CreativeFuture released the first three episodes of OffScript with Ruth and Mitch, a video podcast hosted by CreativeFuture CEO Ruth Vitale and RIAA CEO Mitch Glazier…

Washington, D.C. (January 2, 2021) Today, RIAA Chief Executive Officer Mitch Glazier and Chief Operating Officer Michele Ballantyne released the following statement on the passing of Richard M. Bates, Senior Vice President, Government Relations at The Walt Disney Company: “We are heartbroken about the sudden passing of our friend Richard Bates.

“Twitch continues to turn a blind eye to the same users repeatedly violating the law while pocketing the proceeds of massive unlicensed uses of recorded music…Twitch’s claim that it responds to takedown requests it considers ‘valid’ fails to show good faith with music creators.”

Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2020) – Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), released the following statement ahead of today’s House Judiciary Committee Hearing – follow this link to read the full statement.

“The Recording Industry Association of America congratulates Shira Perlmutter on her appointment as the Fourteenth U.S. Register of Copyrights, and applauds Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, on an outstanding choice.”

Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2020) – The RIAA today released its mid-year 2020 report showing subscription growth more than offsetting revenue declines in other areas of the U.S. recorded music market, and detailing ways the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the industry.

Continued strong growth to more than 60 million paid subscriptions drove the U.S. music industry to its fourth consecutive year of double digit growth.

We welcome phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade agreement and its provisions on copyright protection and enforcement. 

Latin music revenues grew 13.5% to $232 million at estimated retail value versus the prior year, building on 3 consecutive years of growth through the end of 2018.

Total revenues grew 18% to $5.4 billion in the first half of 2019.