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Based on more than 50 interviews with key players at a diverse group of labels, NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program Director Larry Miller provides an insider’s look at the music business today, and why the role of a record label remains central.
Consumer research expert Russ Crupnick from MusicWatch, Inc. released results from a study on the hottest topics on social media.

U.S. Music Industry's Jobs & Benefits Report

April 26, 2018 | Music Notes Blog

The outsized role music plays in the cultural landscape of the United States is undeniable, from artists known the world over, to fans that bond over their favorite albums, to songs from our teenage years that we can still sing today. 


#musicfuels (.com)

October 15, 2015 | CEO's Corner

We are excited to officially launch a new microsite,  We all know that music dominates social media, right?  But when you start to break it down and look at the most followed accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on a daily basis – with their tens of millions of followers – the dominance of music and musicians is truly startling.

Valuing Music In A Digital World

September 29, 2015 | CEO's Corner

ICYMI: Forbes recently published an op-ed by our CEO Cary Sherman.

World IP Day: Get Up, Stand Up. For Music.

April 23, 2015 | CEO's Corner

RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman – himself a musician – reflects on how music drives culture, the personal impact it has had on his life, and music’s broad appeal in a short video produced for the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The Role of Copyright in the US Economy

December 17, 2014 | Music Notes Blog

Economists aren’t the only ones who should be interested in the data from the new “Copyright Industries in the US Economy” report by Stephen Siwek, released earlier today and available here. Anyone who follows the music industry, or the broader media landscape, should find the report interesting, as it enumerates the large degree to which content creation helps drive the economy.
Touts Contribution of Major Labels In New Report The House Judiciary this morning convenes a second subcommittee hearing on music licensing.  Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), will testify. 
Proposal to simplify licensing would benefit music fans and mean market-based rates for all music creators, says RIAA in filing with U.S. Copyright Office "Modernizing the licensing system for musical works is a win for everyone...must be a collaborative exercise," says RIAA CEO