Indie Labels Upset About Incorrect RIAA Link
from the leave-us-out-of-it... dept
Independent record labels are realizing just how much damage the RIAA is doing to their own members. With people using things like the RIAA Radar to make sure that they only by music from non-RIAA member labels, a bunch of independent labels are pissed off at the RIAA for including them on their list of members (story is an NPR radio stream). The labels say they’re not members, and want the RIAA to take them off their list as they fear the backlash from the RIAA’s tactics. Found via Dave Farber’s IP list. Unfortunately, the radio stream won’t work for me, but there’s a quick summary on the page linked. I’d be curious to know why the RIAA thinks it’s okay to name labels as members when they’re not, in fact, members. The posting at IP says that the labels are threatening the RIAA (ah, yes, the irony) with copyright infringement for using their names without permission.