Layoffs Confirmed at RIAA, Estimates Approach 30

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The RIAA has now reduced a substantial amount of staff, according to information confirmed by the organization to Digital Music News.

Earlier this week, sources pointed to “significant” layoffs in the range of 30, and chops across various regional, anti-piracy units.

The Washington, DC-based RIAA did not initially respond to inquiries, though representative Cara Duckworth eventually confirmed details by email early Thursday morning.  “Can’t confirm number but I can confirm there were layoffs,” Duckworth relayed.  “As you can imagine, the music community is not immune from the impact of these tough economic times.”  Some staffers may have also been released from headquarters.