Mitch Bainwol, CEO and chairman of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), is in advanced talks to head up an auto-industry trade group, CNET learned this evening.
Bainwol, who has steered the RIAA, the trade organization representing the four largest music-recording companies, since 2003 was recently approached about running the a similar job working , according to multiple music-industry sources. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents BMW, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, has approached Bainwol about running that organization.
An RIAA spokesman declined to comment.
Bainwol has not accepted the position, but the talks have progressed far enough to … Read more