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What does RIAA stand for?

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October 15, 2007 10:08PM

(Recording Industry Association of America, Washington, DC, www.riaa.com.) A membership association of music recording companies. Its goal is to promote the record label industry and protect the rights of copyright owners. It was a major contributor to the SDMI digital distribution system. Spanning decades, RIAA's Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond awards for successful albums are coveted marks of achievements by musical artists. The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) is the European affiliate to RIAA (www.ifpi.org). http://www.answers.com/topic/riaa?cat=technology