Recording Industry Association of America

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Chuck Berry Unleashed First LP - After School Session - 55 Years Ago

    Chuck Berry entered the music scene at a time when singles were the predominant manner of disseminating music. That's probably why the St. Louis native is known more for individual songs than, say, a seminal album. But while songs such "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode" get the lion's share of atte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007
  • Music

    March 14, 2007

    Local rappers ink major-label contracts, only to be left wondering: Deal or no deal?

    And some St. Louis hip-hop artists take their future into their own hands.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2007

    Hang the DJ? Mixtapes — whether they're the smash-hit mashups of Danger Mouse or the CD-Rs sold out of an up-and-coming DJ's backpack — are an integral part of hip-hop culture. Perhaps more than in any other musical genre, these compilations build buzz for the featured artists & ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2006

    Last Year's Model

    It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.

  • Music

    March 31, 2004

    Ghost in the Machine

    The new Wilco album has been leaked. Should we feel guilty for listening?

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Peer-to-Peer Pressure

    Wash. U. students find a way around their Kazaa conundrum

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    True Confessions

    We feel our age at St. Charles' new skate park, bare our guilty soul to the Recording Industry Association of America and pay our last respects to another victim of asbestos

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    2003 Music Awards

    The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.

  • Music

    May 7, 2003

    High (and Dry) Fidelity

    Local music retailers are facing tough times and coming up with new ways to combat slumping sales across the industry -- if they don't file for bankruptcy, that is

  • Music

    February 26, 2003

    Shortwaving Radio

    Proposed legislation by the U.S. Senate aims to deter the spreading radio empire. Good luck.

  • News

    October 9, 2002

    The Big BM

    Week of October 9, 2002

  • Music

    September 4, 2002

    Do the Math

    The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. Stan Liebowitz says otherwise.

  • Culture

    August 7, 2002

    Do the Math

    The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.

  • Music

    July 31, 2002

    Caught in the Web

    Internet-only radio stations take a beating

  • Music

    May 15, 2002

    If We Make It Across Delmar

    Our intrepid reporter gets her fill of St. Louis' best music

  • Music

    April 24, 2002

    Air Piracy

    Internet-only radio faces a shaky future thanks to the grasping hands of the Recording Industry Association of America

  • Culture

    April 10, 2002

    When Online Got Off Base

    Or: How Mark Cuban would have -- and could have? -- saved the music biz

  • Music

    April 10, 2002

    What's in a Name?

    Slammies no more -- it's the Riverfront Times Music Awards

  • Music

    March 27, 2002

    STL by Southwest

    Local heroes Nadine drove hundreds of miles to perform at SXSW, the music industry's biggest clusterfuck. Was it worth it?

  • Music

    March 14, 2001

    Digital Dilemma

    Wave bye-bye to the bootleg -- in the MP3 domain, a digital file is replacing an artifact

  • Culture

    November 8, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

  • Music

    September 20, 2000

    Backstage Pass

    Gene Bradford brings all that jazz to St. Louis by way of the Backstage Bistro

  • News

    July 7, 1999


    Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.

  • Music

    February 17, 1999