With The Recording Industry In Free Fall, Why Are RIAA Bosses Getting Raises?
from the rewarding-failure dept
Given all of that, you might think that Bainwol and Sherman should be looking for new jobs. Instead, apparently, they've been given hefty raises. P2Pnet notes that Bainwol in 2008 made over $2 million dollars -- an increase from the $1.485 million he made in 2007. Sherman made $1.332 million, noticeably more than the $985k he made a year earlier. While I don't have any issue with the absolute amounts, I do question why these guys are getting raises while presiding over what will clearly be looked back on as one of the biggest blunders by an industry in decades. On top of that, I can see how some might question how the RIAA can claim to represent "starving artists" when its execs are doing so well. Apparently, the answer to not being a starving artist is to go become boss of the RIAA.