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  • Name: Recording Industry Association of America
  • Type of Organization: Trade
  • Contact Information:
    RIAA 1025 F ST NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20004
  • Web Site:


This rating system has been adopted in these regions for the specified usage:

Region Distribution media Viewing Environments
UNITED STATES - Music - - Home - Broadcast -



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Age Restrictions

Min Recommend Age: N.A.
Min Allowed Age (Supervised): N.A.
Min Allowed Age (Unsupervised): N.A.


HAC Usage: Y
HAC Ordinal: 80

Localized Definitions

Parental Advisory ( EN )

Recordings identified by this logo may contain strong language or depictions of violence, sex or substance abuse. Parental discretion is advised.

Reasons and Content Descriptors


A PAL Notice is a notice to parents and guardians that recordings identified with the Logo or another PAL Notice contain strong language and/or depictions of violence, sex or substance abuse to such an extent that parental discretion is advised. The PAL Notice is an indicator that record companies, artists, advertisers, and online and mobile merchants voluntarily place on products, advertisements and services to better inform consumers and retailers, while also protecting the interests of artists in free expression and artistic creativity.