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  • Gaga, Bieber and Eminem streams boost RIAA song certifications

    Gaga, Bieber and Eminem streams boost RIAA song certifications
    Better late than never. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Eminem got a big boost in the eyes of the Recording Industry Assn. of America in May as the music business tracker began to count streams of songs online. The industry group said...
  • RIAA adds gold, platinum awards for digital music streams

    RIAA adds gold, platinum awards for digital music streams
    Sales are no longer the only path to gold and platinum in the music business. The Recording Industry Assn. of America, the music business trade association that certifies and issues the storied gold and platinum awards, will now hand out precious metal...
  • A federal judge takes on 'copyright trolls'

    There are trolls who live under bridges in fantasy novels. Then there are "copyright trolls." The latter have always occupied one of the most squalid corners of the legal system. They're people or firms that acquire copyrights to movies, music or...
  • Cheap Trick to revisit 'At Budokan' at the El Rey on April 30

    Cheap Trick to revisit 'At Budokan' at the El Rey on April 30
    How best to celebrate the 35th anniversary of a beloved live album? By re-creating it onstage, of course. That's the approach being taken by Cheap Trick, which announced Thursday that it plans to play "Cheap Trick at Budokan," the power-pop veterans'...
  • SXSW 2012: Artists, you have 42 different ways to make money

     
    The music industry in 2012 was characterized as one of "micro-pennies" at the annual festival and conference that is South by Southwest. The phrase was used by Rich Begnloff, who heads indie label trade group the American Assn. of Independent Music....
  • The Internet: Proudly flying the pirate flag

     
    The Times' editorial board on Friday endorsed a new agreement between film studios, record labels and top Internet service providers to discourage illegal file-sharing. The reaction from readers, however, was unanimous: Two thumbs down, way down. Here are...
  • CD and mobile music sales fall in 2010, but vinyl continues its resurgence

     
    U.S. music sales shrank to $6.9 billion, down 11% from 2009 and roughly half of what it was a decade ago, according to figures released by the RIAA....
  • Live review: Roger Waters and 'The Wall' at Staples Center

     
    Everyone else in the music business may be content to think smaller these days. Not Roger Waters. Pink Floyd’s erstwhile lead singer and songwriter not only remembers when rock music could also function as grand-scale theater, he helped arrange that.......
  • The RIAA's latest victory over Jammie Thomas-Rasset

     
    Having been ordered by successive juries to pay the major record labels $222,000, $1.92 million and now $1.5 million for illegally sharing 24 songs, Jammie Thomas-Rasset exemplifies how both extreme and random these damage awards are. That's a consequence...
  • LimeWire goes down, but where do its users go?

     
    Five months after finding LimeWire and its former chief executive liable for inducing users to violate the record companies' copyrights, a federal judge on Tuesday ordered the company to pull the plug on its file-sharing network. Although both sides...
  • The 'Glee' cast surpasses Beatles on Billboard Hot 100 chart, inches closer to James Brown and Elvis Presley

     
    Move over Beatles, and make way for the cast of “Glee.” The hit TV show has now produced more songs that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 than the Fab Four throughout its career. The Beatles placed 71 titles......