SOURCETime for a little clarity
Just to provide some clarity here ...
I was recently once again asked about why we're boycotting the RIAA when what we should be doing is boycotting the membership of the RIAA.
In fact, that's exactly what we are doing: we're boycotting the RIAA membership, and a quick look at the RIAA directory will tell you who the member labels are and, consequenlty, who's behind the lawsuits and attitude of the RIAA.
The RIAA is a lobbying group dressed up as a 'trade' organization that acts as a lightning rod to take the heat for the major labels.
The RIAA acts in behalf of the major labels, not itself, and put even more bluntly, it's nothing but a puppet organization whose strings are pulled by its members. Going after the RIAA is a waste of energy. Going after their members is the way to get their attention.
If you want to express your displeasure, write the labels and NOT the RIAA, because they don't care ... but the labels DO ! ! !
Now take a look below to see who gives the marching orders ...
The Board of Directors of the RIAA is:
• Mitch Bainwol, RIAA
• Thomas Stein, BMG Entertainment
• Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, BMG Entertainment
• Val Azzoli, The Atlantic Group
• Bob Cavallo, Buena Vista Music Group
• Clive Davis, RCA Music Group
• Tracey Edmonds, Edmonds Record Group
• Dick Griffey, Solar Records/J.Hines Co.
• Don Ienner, Sony Music U.S.
• Michele Anthony, Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
• Tom Tyrrell, Sony Music Entertainment, Inc
• Andy Slater, Capitol Records
• Alain Levy, EMI Recorded Music
• David Munns, EMI Recorded Music Worldwide
• Roy Lott, Virgin Records
• Antonio Reid, Arista Records Inc.
• Sylvia Rhone, Elektra Entertainment Group
• Jose Behar, Univision Music Group
• Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy Music
• Roger Ames, Warner Music Group
• David Johnson, Warner Music Group
• Ronnie Dashev, Maverick Recording Company
• Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Group
• Lawrence Kenswil, Universal Music Group
• Mel Lewinter, Universal Music Group