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US Recorded Music Generated $8.7 Billion in 2017

The United States music market is doing pretty great. In 2017 the recorded music market generated over $8.7 billion according to new reports. That's...

Study Finds Shutting Down File-Sharing Sites Harms Artists & Industry

Streaming has become so popular in recent years that it's put a serious dent in online music piracy. For many, it seems, downloading music...

Songwriter Group Slams RIAA for “Moral Rights” Betrayal

A global songwriting group have slammed the Recording Industry Association of America for what they see as a betrayal to the creator community worldwide. The...

Future’s Album “Future” Officially Goes Platinum

Future's self-titled work has officially gone platinum, six months after it's initial release. With it's lead single and resulting social media challenge for "Mask...

Migos’ ‘Culture’ & Future’s ‘FUTURE’ Become Certified Platinum

According to AllHipHop, the latest Hip-Hop heavyweights to earn certified platinum status in 2017 from the RIAA are none other than Migos and Future....

RIAA Continues Pursuit of Mixtape Site Spinrilla

The Recording Industry Association of America is continuing it's legal claims against mixtape-sharing website Spinrilla. The organization filed it's copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf...

Future’s “Mask Off” is Certified Gold

Powerhouse rapper Future released a self-titled solo album this year and it was quickly seen as his best work yet. The track "Mask Off"...

Kanye West’s TLOP Goes Platinum Off Streams

Kanye West, the rapper and producer behind some of the greatest Hip Hop songs to ever be published, has just earned his eighth platinum...

J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q, Rae Sremmurd & More Get Platinum Plaques

Since the RIAA switched things up to include streaming into its certifications, it's been plaques here, plaques there, and plaques everywhere. Latest in the plaque...

Wale Scores Multiple New RIAA Certifications

Fresh off dropping the mixtape, Summer on Sunset, Wale has earned himself four more plaques (gold and platinum) to his collection. His album, The Gifted,...