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As we look back on the first half of a challenging year, we’d all hoped to be in a different place.

2020 was no ordinary year.

It was a year of historically painful personal losses and disconnection. But it also marked yet another chapter in the story of music’s power and wonder — and the unstoppable creative vitality of the people who make it.

  • Paid subscription streaming is driving the return to growth; and
  • Achieving long-term sustainable success still requires good public policies.

Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO, RIAA

Brandi Carlile. Travis Scott. Dua Lipa. Drake. Luke Combs. Kacey Musgraves. Khalid. J Balvin. Dan + Shay. Willie Nelson. Cardi B. Rosanne Cash. Carrie Underwood. Lil Wayne. Ariana Grande. Boz Scaggs. 21 Pilots. Camila Cabello. BTS. Hayley Kiyoko.

These were just some of the groundbreaking artists who partnered with their labels on new music released last year — and the list goes on and on. That tremendous output from the artist community fueled a historic milestone of 50 million subscriptions to music services, which in turn helped drive U.S. music’s third consecutive year of double-digit growth. Details are available in our 2018 year-end revenue report out today.

Remarks at the 2018 MIDEM Music Conference

On To The Senate…

The Music Modernization Act package has been introduced in the U.S…

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