Recording Industry Association of America
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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a continental North and South American trade organization that represents the
The RIAA was formed in 1952.
 Its original mission was to administer recording copyright fees and problems, work with trade unions, and do research relating to the record industry and government regulations.
 Early RIAA standards included the
The RIAA says its current mission includes the following: 
The RIAA represents over 1,600
The RIAA reports that total retail value of recordings sold by their members was $10.4 billion  at the end of 2007, a decline from $14.6 billion in 1999.