Recording Industry Association of America
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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the
The RIAA was formed in 1952. Its original mission was to administer recording copyright fees and problems, work with trade unions, and do research relating to the record industry and government regulations. Early RIAA standards included the
The RIAA says its current mission includes:
Since 2001, the RIAA has spent upwards of six million dollars annually on
The 20-member board of directors is composed of the following record executives:
The RIAA represents over 1,600
The RIAA also represents other major record labels such as Atlantic, Capitol, RCA, Warner Bros., Columbia, and Motown.
The RIAA reports that total retail value of recordings sold by their members was $10.4 billion at the end of 2007, a decline from $14.6 billion in 1999. Estimated retail revenues from recorded music in the United States grew 11.4% in 2016 to $7.7 billion.