The Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) has elevated Cary Sherman to chairman and CEO, the organization said Monday. Sherman, who is replacing the exiting Mitch Bainwol, will assume the new position on Sept. 1.
Sherman has been with the RIAA for more than a decade, joining the association in 1997 as general counsel and becoming the organization's president in 2001.
Declaring himself "honored" to take on the new position, Sherman said that the industry "is now reaching a new stage, with exciting initiatives, compelling legal music offerings, and real signs of progress on a host of fronts."
The RIAA also promoted Mitch Glazier to senior executive VP. Glazier, former copyright counsel to Rep. Henry Hyde, has overseen the RIAA's government-relations activities for the past 11 years.
Sherman's predecessor, Bainwol, resigned his position in order to become CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.