Recording Industry Association News
Adele Honored for '25' Diamond Status
If you needed further proof that Adele’s "25" continues to be a monster hit, here it is: the album has been certified 10-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. That officially makes "25" a diamond-certified record. On Sept. 22 Adele was presented with a plaque celebrating
Variety Editor Ted Johnson on the Conventions
Johnson talks celebrities, endorsements and musicians with ABC News' Amna Nawaz and LZ Granderson at the RNC.
Carole King's Landmark Album 'Tapestry' Was Released 45 Years Ago Today
Today marks the 45th anniversary of the release of Carole King 's classic album "Tapestry," which established the prolific singer-songwriter as a major solo star. Throughout the 1960s, King had churned out hit after hit for other artists with her husband and songwriting partner, Gerry Goffin, but
Minnesota Woman Battles Recording Industry Over Downloads
When Jammie Thomas-Rasset received a letter in 2005 accusing her of illegally downloading music, she was given two options: Settle for $5,000 or be sued. [WHO SENT THE LETTER?] But the Brainerd, Minn., mother said she had never heard of the music downloading site Kazaa, or the songs she had been
Entertainment and Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System
Several groups from the entertainment industry have teamed up with five major American Internet service providers to create something called the Copyright Alert System. The system aims to educate and dissuade consumers from participating in illegal methods of sharing copyrighted materials online.
Ellie Goulding to Host World's 1st Digital Album Signing
British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding will be in a Google+ Hangout, hosting what’s been dubbed the world’s first digital album signing Monday at 3 p.m. ET, all to help promote her much-anticipated sophomore album, “Halcyon.” Google+, in partnership with Universal Music, will live stream the
Whitney Houston's Estate Expected to Get Boost After Death, But Less Than Michael Jackson
Whitney Houston had her fair share of chart-toppers, even post-humously on iTunes and Amazon , but the superstar's finances took a different kind of hit during personal struggles. While there were recent reports that Houston was struggling financially, the sales of her music since this weekend
FBI Director Says Cyberthreat Will Surpass Threat From Terrorists
Threats from cyber-espionage, computer crime, and attacks on critical infrastructure will surpass terrorism as the number one threat facing the United States, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified today. Mueller and National Intelligence Director James Clapper, addressing the annual Worldwide ...
Megaupload Is Back in High Tech Whack-a-Mole
It's like a high tech game of whack-a-mole. In less than 24 hours the file sharing site Megaupload.com is attempting to stay alive on the Internet despite indictments from the Justice Department and court orders to seize the site and computer servers hosting the service and assets. The Justice
'Internet Censorship'? Would Websites Go Dark Battling Hollywood?
The first item currently on the U.S. Senate's agenda for 2012 pits Hollywood against Silicon Valley. It is a procedural vote on PIPA -- a bill originally called the Protect IP Act. The bill is meant to stop the copying of "intellectual property" online -- movies, music, books and so forth -- but