Statement on Appointment of Cary Sherman as Mitch Bainwol Successor at RIAA

Statement from David Israelite, NMPA President and CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / August 8, 2011

“On behalf of the National Music Publishers’ Association, I extend our very best wishes to Mitch Bainwol as he departs the RIAA for new endeavors. Mitch and I have been the closest  of friends long before either of us had the privilege of representing the music industry.  Our friendship, and my admiration for his honesty, character and leadership, has only grown as we have worked together over the last six years.

“Our congratulations also to Cary Sherman on his appointment to the role of Chairman and CEO. He has been a steadfast and effective champion for the recorded music industry for many years, and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity.”

About the NMPA

Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights.