Sherman taking RIAA reins

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Cary Sherman has been named chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Assn. of America, succeeding Mitch Bainwol.

His appointment is effective on Sept. 1. Bainwol is headed to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to serve as their CEO.

Sherman is currently president of the RIAA, and most recently was instrumental in working with Internet providers on a landmark voluntary agreement in which users downloading infringing material will be sent “copyright alerts.”

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