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Monday, February 14, 2011

RIAA: Portnow must go.

Dear RIAA,

Neil Portnow must go.

His reckless, irresponsible jab at the very medium which exposes your members' work to millions of people across the country and around the world - for free - was poorly thought out and was recklessly delivered last night on your awards show. 

Aware that his comments were more than likely made without your okay or clearance, It's hoped you will take this chance to show your good partners - the thousands of radio stations across the country and the thousands of radio presenters who play your artists - that the Academy doesn't endorse this reckless position, and remove this man from your CEO position.

Radio's free exposure of your artists work to an audience of millions has been part of a symbiotic bond - a relationship which has trancended time. Here's to continuing this great relationship as technology and content continue to evolve.

With respect,

Toby