More than a year after it offered two then unreleased tracks by Kanye West for sale, Music Mafia is still online offering hundreds of unreleased tracks, demos and unreleased music videos from major artists ranging from Usher to Iggy Azalea for sale and auction.
Unauthorized music from Beyonce, Coldplay, Drake, Hardwell, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, David Guetta, Kanye West, Travis Scott and dozens of other artists are all available in exchange for a bit of bitcoin on Music Mafia.
The RIAA has finally taken note. A few weeks ago, the trade group obtained a DMCA subpoena (pdf) ordering Tonic Domains Corp, the registry of Music Mafia’s .to domain, to identify the associated registry.
“We have determined that a user of your system or network has infringed our member record companies’ copyrighted sound recordings,” RIAA wrote. "As is stated in the attached subpoena, you are required to disclose to the RIAA information sufficient to identify the infringer. This would include the individual’s name, physical address, IP address and e-mail address.”
But several weeks later Music Mafia, who appear to obtain unreleased music from hackers and industry insiders, is still up and selling music.