Talk:Recording Industry Association of America

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List of Supporters Needed[edit]

There needs to be a "hitlist" of companies and organizations who support the RIAA, lets get this laundry out in the air. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.61.182.226 (talk) 21:09, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

I think you are confused about the purpose of Wikipedia. It is not about getting things "out in the air". --Escape Orbit (Talk) 00:06, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
It is not that much. About 80% of the memers are somehow related to Sony, Vivendi (Universal), EMI and Warner. Make a simple distribution contract with one of them and you become a RIAA member automatically. Another trick to bloat the members quantity is to list every single subsidiary of a label and to split every company in seperate pieces. E.g. the entries Nettwerk, Nettwerk Records and Nettwerk/Red are actually the Nettwerk Music Group. Nettwerks distribution partners are Warner and Sony. It is a lobbiest thing to look bigger than they really are.
The RIAA is a body for market control. The major labels are trying to control the ways of digital disrtbution like they control the distribution of physical media. It is a complicated game, but normally the RIAA should be on the target of the FTC. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.234.108.116 (talk) 15:31, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Bad Link in Cite[edit]

The reference, #15, under "Efforts against infringement of members' copyrights" does not lead to the document cited. It's a broken link, and leads to an error page. If the document doesn't exist, the reference should be removed and the sentence changed to reflect that. If the document has been moved, the link should be corrected. Unfortunately, I'm not nearly Wikipedia-savvy enough to do any of this just yet. Could somebody take care of it? 69.118.137.231 (talk) 00:03, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

RIAA not founded primarily primarily to administer the RIAA equalization curve[edit]

I don't think that the RIAA equalization curve was the original primary mission of RIAA. In looking for a citation for when the RIAA curve was defined I see lots of references to variations on the quote:

"The RIAA was formed in 1952 primarily to administer the RIAA equalization curve, a technical standard of frequency response applied to vinyl records during manufacturing and playback."

But I can not find any citations to back up this claim of RIAA's primary mission. My google search results feel like a lot of sources that are plagiarizing Wikipedia. Robert.Harker (talk) 10:50, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Tagged article with a viewpoints maintenance tag[edit]

I believe this article doesn't properly include the significant criticisms frequently levied against the RIAA. A dedicated section discussing the criticisms and controversies surrounding the organization should be implemented in the same manner as comparable articles. ☉ nbmatt 14:57, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Sections devoted to criticisms of the article subject are generally discouraged, for good reason. There are already other articles that discuss the issues involved. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 13:32, 24 May 2014 (UTC)