The RIAA and MP3: in Search of a Clue
- Why I hate compact discs. Pietschmann, R.J. // Newsweek;1/13/1992, Vol. 119 Issue 2, p10
Opinion. Presents the author's opinion on why he hates compact discs, and how it has changed everything about the experience of listening to albums. Size; Packaging; Cover artwork; Being robbed of the visual and tactile rewards that came from listening to LPs; Statistics from the Recording...
- RIAA taking hard look at label system. Battaglio, Stephen; Boliek, Brooks // Hollywood Reporter;6/9/95, Vol. 337 Issue 31, p1
Reports on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) agreement to evaluate the labeling program now in use to inform record buyers of explicit lyrics. Monitoring of rap lyrics; Addressing the issue of declining American values; Time Warner's association with gangsta rap lyrics.
- RIAA offers help on enhanced-CD standard. Gillen, Marilyn A. // Billboard;10/29/94, Vol. 106 Issue 44, p6
Reports on the Recording Industry Association of America's assistance in the development of an industry standard for audio-visual discs. Plans of labels to release enhanced compact discs; Facilitation of industry discussions; Institution of consumer focus groups.
- As congress returns, RIAA to watch action on info highway... Holland, Bill // Billboard;1/6/96, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p98
Reports from Washington, D.C. on the Recording Industry Association of America monitoring of the National Information Infrastructure bills. Bills-S. 1284 and H.R. 2441; United States music industry concerns.
- `Space Jam' leads RIAAs 1st half `97 sales figs. Morris, Chris // Billboard;07/12/97, Vol. 109 Issue 28, p13
Reports on winners in certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The soundtrack to `Space Jam'; Success of the Spice Girls; Other artists who have been successful up to June 1997; A list of RIAA sale figures in five categories multiplatinum albums; platinum...
- 'Titanic' hits 10 million mark in April RIAA certifications. Bell, Carrie // Billboard;05/16/98, Vol. 110 Issue 20, p10
Probes the April 1998 figures released by the Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA). The soundtrack for the motion picture `Titantic' achieving certified sales of ten million; Madonna's `Ray of Light' album receiving double-platinum certification making her the first female vocalist...
- RIAA increases drug-program participation. Reece, Doug // Billboard;9/21/96, Vol. 108 Issue 38, p6
Reports on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) establishment of a three-year grant for the Musicians' Assistance Program (MAP) to intensify the organization's involvement in industry substance-abuse programs. MAP's use of the grant to improve existing outreach, intervention,...
- RIAA opens new-technology division. Holland, Bill // Billboard;2/3/96, Vol. 108 Issue 5, p6
Reports on the Recording Industry Association of America's creation of a new-technology division that will focus on current and emerging technologies, such as digital video disk and the copyright-protection implications of the interactive digital age. Appointment of David W. Stebbings as senior...
- RIAA reviewing its sales-stat methodology. Holland, Bill // Billboard;10/16/93, Vol. 105 Issue 42, p13
Reports on the Recording Industry Association of America's decision to review its methodology used in the computation of the midyear and year-end sales statistics. Nonrelease of 1993 midyear statistics; Reason for decision.
- Brooks, Guns N' Roses break RIAA records. Morris, Chris // Billboard;3/11/95, Vol. 107 Issue 10, p7
Reports on the record-breaking hits of country star Garth Brooks and rock band Guns N' Roses at the certifications for February 1995 from the Recording Industry Association of America. Breaking of existing sales record; Controversy on the certification of Engelbert Humperdink's Epic album `After...