RIAA’s Cary Sherman To Be Honored During Music Biz 2018 Conference

Cary Sherman

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present its Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), during the Music Biz 2018 Conference’s Awards Breakfast on May 16, 2018, at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Sherman joins a list of previous honorees that includes Mike Dungan, John Esposito, Dick Clark, Walter Yetnikoff, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jim Urie, Clive Davis, Casey Kasem, Sylvia Rhone, Scott Borchetta, Akio Morito, Eric Paulson, Russ Solomon, and more.

“As the head of RIAA, Cary has worked tirelessly on behalf of the recording industry, and he has done so during some of the most challenging times in the history of the music business,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “As he prepares to retire at the end of 2018, we are thrilled to recognize his many achievements by presenting him with our prestigious Presidential Award in honor of the vision and leadership he has shown, and highlighting his commitment to ensuring the recording industry’s growth and vitality.”

Sherman began his career in 1971 at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter, where he worked his way up to Senior Partner. There, he served as outside counsel to the RIAA and head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. In 1997, he joined the RIAA as General Counsel, becoming President in 2001 and Chairman and CEO in 2011.

Today, Sherman represents the interests of the $7.7 billion U.S. sound recording industry, which now derives more than three quarters of its revenues from digital formats.


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