It has been established under the specific goal of the creation of the distribution environment to promote the legitimate online market and to protect the intellectual properties of the music companies against with all the illegal activities.
The association continues to protect the rights and interests of the music companies by supporting the legislation of proper laws and monitor and review state, federal and international laws, regulations and policies to protect the rights and interests of the music companies.
The association has changed its name from the Music Companies Association of Korea to the Recording Industry Association of Korea. Its members are the music labels, supporting the music industry of Korea. The RIAK works as a leader of the music industry of Korea and pop culture.