The RIAA & AFIM work together
Music Industry News - as it happens
Source: MusicDish/Mi2N - March 8, 2002
The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has partnered with
the Association for Independent Music (AFIM) for a $25,0000 'grant' to,
"support AFIM's mission as well as to foster joint programs of mutual
concern," as the RIAA puts it.
"This relationship will provide a direct line of communication with our
members and enlighten them on issues that may significantly affect the
industry and their business activities," said Jeanne Oberstar, AFIM
executive director. The AFIM - originally known as NAIRD (the National
Association of Independent Records Distributors and Manufacturers) - was set
up in 1972 mainly as a distribution group.
The RIAA and AFIM will, "work together on issues they hold in common, such as
combating the challenge of CD Recordable piracy, international intellectual
property protection and the parental advisory program", it/they say.
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