Latest Recording Industry Association of America Stories

2009-07-07 22:02:45

A Minnesota mother of four is seeking either a third trial or drastically lowered court-ordered damages for illegally downloading copyright-protected music. Jammie Thomas-Rasset, 32, Brainerd, was ordered to pay $1.92 million in a U.S.

2009-06-19 09:50:00

On Thursday, a 32-year-old woman was found guilty by a U.S jury of illegally downloading 24 songs over the Internet in a high-profile piracy case.

2009-06-12 09:53:00

Sony Corporation of America Announces Benefit Auction in Conjunction with Charity Folks and Sony Pictures Entertainment NEW YORK, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation of America, in partnership with charity auction site Charityfolks.com, is auctioning off an autographed Sony VAIO Notebook PC that appears in the upcoming Sony Pictures movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

2009-06-04 15:15:00

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Joins Universal Music Group (UMG) to Make Professionally-Created Content Available from Broad Array of Musical Artists NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has joined Universal Music Group (UMG) to create VEVO, the new premium music video and entertainment service conceived by UMG and powered by YouTube.

2009-05-12 23:05:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Destiny Media Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: DSNY) is pleased to announce that Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has chosen Destiny's Play MPE(R) media distribution system to securely distribute pre-release tracks throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. This new international agreement builds on UMG's successful transition to secure digital distribution of pre-release content to press...

2009-05-04 10:29:00

Deal Builds On Long-term Partnership To Include All Services NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment and Razor & Tie Entertainment have expanded their exclusive distribution agreement to include full digital rights, it was announced today by Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, U.S.

2009-05-04 10:45:07

A new bill being presented to Congress aims to allow more compensation for performers whose songs play on the radio.

2009-04-17 14:05:00

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that oral arguments in a music-downloading lawsuit filed by the recording industry against a Boston University student can't be streamed online.

2009-04-01 09:19:00

New Agreement Focuses on Acquisition, Production and Distribution Rights for Theatrical Exhibition LAS VEGAS, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- (ShoWest Booth #1905) Sony Electronics' Digital Cinema Solutions and Services Group is collaborating with Media Push Entertainment LLC to secure and develop music and entertainment content for digital cinema events in movie theaters, as well as for distribution across multiple platforms such as the Internet, television and others. Media Push is a full-service...

2009-03-28 07:25:00

AT&T confirmed this week that it will begin sending warnings to subscribers accused by music labels and movie studios of trafficking in pirated material.

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