Recording Industry Association of America

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The Recording Industry Association of America or RIAA is a organization that wis creatit an paid for bi lairge record companies. It seembolizes the entire recordin industry o the Unitit States. The RIAA pairticipates in the collection, management an distribution o muisic licenses an ryalties an aw.

The association is responsible for certifyin gowd an platinum albums an singles in the U.S. Its goals are:[1]

  1. tae protect intellectual property richts warldwide an the First Amendment richts o airtists;
  2. tae perform research aboot the muisic industry;
  3. tae watch ower an review laws, regulations an rules that apply tae the muisic industry.

Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

The members o the RIAA are maistly record companies in the U.S.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The RIAA wis creatit in 1952 tae create technical staundarts for vinyl records so ony record coud play on ony record player athoot difficulty. In the day's times, the RIAA's goals is tae prevent piracy o records. The RIAA says that the muisic industry luises nearly 4.2 billion U.S. dollars a year acause o this.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Who We Are". RIAA. Retrieved on November 11, 2008.