Mitch Bainwol

  1. The Connected Car: Can It Drive the Industry Forward?

    May 08, 2013 3:37 PM EDT Imagine a day when you can sidle into your car, tell it where to go and, as the car drives itself to your chosen destination,  catch up on your Facebook feeds as you  enjoy a playlist that's personalized for whatever mood you happen to be ...

  2. Backbeat: RIAA Welcomes Former Chairman & CEO Mitch Bainwol's Successor, Cary Sherman

    September 15, 2011 6:45 AM EDT Tuesday night (Sept. 13), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) held an event to send off chairman and CEO of eight years Mitch Bainwol. The "You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello" event also welcomed his successor, Cary Sherman, a ...

  3. Cary Sherman Named RIAA Chairman & CEO

    August 08, 2011 3:41 PM EDT As expected , the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today that its Board of Directors has named Cary Sherman as RIAA Chairman & CEO, effective September 1, 2011. Sherman succeeds Mitch Bainwol, who has resigned his pos ...

  4. Obama Adminstration Pledges Anti-Piracy Help

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST President Obama's administration continues to reassure the movie, music, television, newspaper and other creative communities that it takes seriously its responsibility to enforce laws against the piracy of intellectual content. In a meeting ...

  5. Business Matters: U2, Blackberry, Mitch Bainwol

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Technology blog Boy Genius Report skewers the U2-Blackberry marketing partnership at the band's recent Soldier Field concert in Chicago. Here's the gist of the report from the event: "Sure, there were a couple banners strewn abou ...

  6. L.A. Approves Anti-Piracy Ordinance

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a new ordinance designed to hold property owners accountable for the manufacture and sale of pirated music and movies on their premises. The ordinance expands the definition of nuisanc ...

  7. RIAA Government Relations Execs Expand Roles

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has promoted Rafael Fernandez and expanded the responsibilities of Joel Flatow, both government relations executives with the labels' trade group. Miami-based Fernandez, formerly VP of Latin Music, is now senior VP of state governmen ...

  8. MidemNet 07 Kicks Off

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST MidemNet sprung to life today (Jan. 20) with a heated first-up panel debate. The digital music conference, which precedes the annual Midem music trade fair, began with a "touchy feely" morning discussion which quickly turned into a high- ...

  9. RIAA, Clear Channel Debate Digital Radio

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Broacasters fear legislation that restricts hi-def usage. RIAA head Mitch Bainwol and Clear Channel chief legal officer Andrew Levin engaged in a rapid-fire debate over broadcast audio flag legislation and fair use during a House subcommittee hear ...

  10. Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Piracy Law

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sets new felony threshold at 100 units. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law today (Feb. 22) a measure that makes it a felony to possess 100 or more audio recordings when the name of the owner or artist is concealed for some c ...

  11. Senators Set March Timetable for NAB-RIAA Pact

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eyeing March/April to begin writing legislation. Tuesday morning’s (Feb. 24) Senate Commerce Committee was supposed to hash out some of the key issues surrounding the use of a broadcast flag to protect the copyright holders of video and audio cont ...

  12. NAB's Rehr Reaches Out to RIAA

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wants 'workable solution to content protection issues.' NAB president/CEO David Rehr wants to find a “workable solution to content protection issues” that are high on the RIAA’s list of concerns and he spelled out some key points to that ...

  13. U.S. Senate Puts Pressure On Russian Gov't

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late last night (Dec. 21) calling on the Russian Federation to provide effective protection for intellectual property or risk not being accepted into the Worl The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late ...

  14. RIAA Calls On Lawmakers For New Regulations

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST House held hearing Nov. 3. The recording industry, which has been pursuing government-mandated copying regulations on upcoming new-generation digital and satellite radio receivers for 18 months, finally got a hearing to present its case before a H ...

  15. Full Report From Day Two At NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CD sales, the digital biz and more. Struggling CD sales, a growing digital business and the industry's ongoing piracy fight dominated talk at day two of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention in San Diego. In his open ...

  16. President Names Int'l Intellectual Property Czar

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Position newly created in cabinet. President George W. Bush has created new position in his cabinet for an international intellectual property czar. Bush announced the appointment July 22, tapping Chris Israel, who was deputy chief of staff for U. ...

  17. Ent Leaders Hope For G8 Spotlight On Russian Piracy

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bainwol, Glickman, House lawmakers call on Bush. The three-day Group of 8 (G8) summit of industrialized nations opened today in Scotland. Among top agenda items like global warming, poverty in Africa and Iraq, members of Congress and entertainment ...

  18. RIAA Head To Deliver NARM Keynote

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Convention runs Aug. 11-14. Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Assn. of America, has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at the 47th annual National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers convention, which will be held Aug. 11- ...

  19. RIAA Head To Deliver NARM Keynote

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Convention runs Aug. 11-14. Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Assn. of America, has been tapped to deliver the keynote address at the 47th annual National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers convention, which will be held Aug. 11- ...

  20. House Passes Family Entertainment Act

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill awaits presidential approval. The U.S. House of Representatives today (April 19) passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. Among other measures, the bill authorizes civil remedies for infringement of a sound recording or movie being ...

  21. Behind the Deal: Israelite To Set Tone For NMPA

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. Israelite was dep ...

  22. Induce Act Yanked Again; Floor Vote Unlikely

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000650858">second week in a row</A>, Induce legislation co-sponsor and Judiciary Committe For the second week in a ...

  23. Industry Eyes On Induce Act Hearing

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bainwol to testify today in Senate. Bainwol to testify today in Senate. News ...

  24. Industry Eyes On Induce Act Hearing

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today (July 22) on the so-called Induce bill. Mitch Bainwol, chairman/CEO of the RIAA, will be the record-industry witness at th ...

  25. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for July 22 to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol on July 13 sent a letter of support for the legislation WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee ha ...

  26. Hearing Date Decided For Induce Act

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (July 15) that it will hold a hearing to examine the so-called Induce Act on July 22 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (Ju ...

  27. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to announce a hearing to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol today (July 13) sent a letter of support for the legislati The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to an ...

  28. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  29. RIAA On The Digital-Radio Warpath

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry pushing feds for copy-protection rules. The recording industry, already reeling from online music theft, is pushing the federal government to head off what executives fear is a potentially bigger piracy threat in the emerging world of dig ...

  30. RIAA On The Digital-Radio Warpath

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry, already reeling from online music theft, is pushing the federal government to head off what executives fear is a potentially bigger piracy threat in the emerging world of digit The recording industry, already reeling from o ...

  31. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  32. IFPI's Board To Discuss Piracy issues

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against piracy will be one of the key issues on the agenda when the IFPI hold its bi-annual board meeting in London on May 18-20. Billboard.biz has also learned that board members will raise The fight against piracy will be one of the ke ...

  33. Senate Piracy Hearing Set For April 29

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bookmark a hearing on international piracy efforts scheduled for April 29 before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary. WASHINGTON--Bookmark a hearing on international piracy efforts scheduled for April 2 ...

  34. U.S. Music Shipments Fell 7% In 2003

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The value of total U.S. music shipments fell 7.2% in 2003, according to figures released last Thursday from the Recording Industry Assn of America. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--The value of total U.S. music shipments fell 7.2% in 2003, accord ...