Subject:

Recording Industry Association of America

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Get Up, Stand Up: Six Protest Songs That Haven't Lost Their Teeth

    America was founded on the protest, and we've been fighting like hell ever since. From civil rights, voting rights and equal rights, America knows a thing or two about protesting. And lately, with unrest in Egypt, the protests in Austin over Texas' new abortion regulation, and people on both sides o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    La Mafia Lead Singer Assaulted Outside Local Bar

    Accoding to the group's Facebook page, Oscar de la Rosa, lead singer of Houston-based Tejano stars La Mafia is recovering after an assault early Monday morning outside an unnamed Houston bar. This messsage was posted on La Mafia's page earlier today: Oscar De La Rosa was assaulted around 1:30 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Rice Researchers: Lack of Copy Protection Decreases Music Piracy

    A joint study between marketing professors from Rice University and Duke University has revealed that music industry efforts to reduce piracy through placing copy restrictions -- referred to as Digital Rights Management or DRM -- may actually serve to increase the very theft they wish to prevent. S ... More >>

  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Invasion of Piracy

    Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    The Eagles' Real Greatest Hits, 1971-1975

    ​Thirty-five years ago today, the Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), became the very first album to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, at least in the modern period of the RIAA keeping track. No doubt before Frey & Henley hit the scene, Elvis and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Inside "American Pie," Pop Music's Longest Allegory

    ​Rocks Off has always been a fan of symbolism, hidden meanings and puzzles in general, so besides Raymond Chandler, Stephen King and Larry McMurtry, our favorite form of "lit-rah-chah" is allegorical stuff like George Orwell's Animal Farm, William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Edgar Allan Po ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009

    Fight for Your Right

    Does the U.S. belong with the Axis of Evil?

  • Music

    October 9, 2008
  • Music

    August 7, 2008
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    SoundExchange Wants to Kill Internet Radio

    On "lost" artists, found money and the murder of free enterprise

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    From Houston with Love

    The city sends a special something to Africa

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Dutch Treat

    Twice shy and dog-tired, the New Amsterdams keep turning heads

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Drastic Unilateral Action

    Universal hopes to JumpSTART flagging CD sales with aggressive price cuts. Who benefits the most?

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    Do the Math

    The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Damming the Streams

    The major labels want the Internet to be as arid as the airwaves

  • Culture

    April 11, 2002

    When Online Got Off Base

    Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Napster's Spawn

    File-sharing copycats keep free music alive on the Net. The Big Five labels still call it theft.

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

  • Music

    April 13, 2000
  • Calendar

    December 2, 1999
  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Kamikaze Rap

    Public Enemy's Chuck D. speaks

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Geek Force

    The Star Wars saga builds its power on the Internet with the help of Houston-based Webmeisters

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    MPFree.com

    New way to hear music is music to consumers' ears

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    It Takes One

    Lonestar returns to the Lone Star State in a blaze of glory

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Changing the Music Industry Bit by Bit

    More options mean more choices mean more meetings

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