Canadian music giant Nettwerk suing RIAA

Setting a precedence, Canada’s largest record label and music giant Nettwerk is suing the RIAA. Representing artists such as Avril Lavigne, the CEO has the following words for the RIAA:

“The current actions of the RIAA are not in my artists’ best interests,” said Nettwerk chief executive Terry McBride in a prepared statement.
“Litigation is not ‘artist development’. Litigation is a deterrent to creativity and passion and it is hurting the business I love”.
McBride said the RIAA has “misapplied” the law and that lawsuits should be a “shield, not a sword”.

Ahh… lovely. A music giant that is stepping up on the side of consumers. Nettwerk is suing the RIAA while fighting on the behalf of a family that is being sued by the RIAA. Some of the songs in the list that were named by the RIAA were songs that were by Nettwerk clients. At the most, this will begin the fall of the RIAA. The worst… good PR for Nettwerk.
Via TheRegister

  • Nettwerk is truly a revolutionary label. I just did an interview with Nettwerk’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Erin Kinghorn, for Beyond Madison Avenue. She talks about the unique culture at Nettwerk (they work for their artists, not the other way around), as well as the careers of Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, and other Nettwerk artists.
    If you’re interested, check it out at:
    http://www.beyondmadisonavenue.com/2006/01/bma-interview-with-nettwerks-erin.html

  • Nettwerk is truly a revolutionary label. I just did an interview with Nettwerk’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Erin Kinghorn, for Beyond Madison Avenue. She talks about the unique culture at Nettwerk (they work for their artists, not the other way around), as well as the careers of Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, and other Nettwerk artists.
    If you’re interested, check it out at:
    http://www.beyondmadisonavenue.com/2006/01/bma-interview-with-nettwerks-erin.html