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Date: Wed Mar 06 2002 - 19:36:59 PST

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         Contact:  Amy Weiss
       Wednesday March 6, 2002                                    Jonathan Lamy
       http://www.riaa.com                                        202-775-0101
           WASHINGTON -- The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),
       the trade group representing U.S. record companies and labels, has named
       Jonathan Lamy as Director, Communications.  He replaces Jano Cabrera who
       departed the RIAA to serve as Communications Director for former Vice
       President Al Gore's political action committee, Leadership '02.
            With his experience on Capitol Hill and working with the news media,
       Lamy will be an asset to the association's media and public relations
       efforts surrounding cutting-edge technology initiatives, First Amendment
       challenges, legislative actions and international policy.
            "Jonathan's strong knowledge of the media and the legislative
       process will make a tremendous contribution in our efforts on issues
       ranging from artistic freedom to intellectual property protection in this
       new digital era," said Hilary Rosen, President and CEO, RIAA.
           His half-dozen years of public service on Capitol Hill began when
       Lamy signed on as a legislative aid to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
       (D-Vt.), working first on the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and
       Forestry Committee and then on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.  Lamy
       then served as Deputy Press Secretary, where he worked closely with the
       news media to advance the Senator's agenda.
            Lamy then was Press Secretary to U.S. Congressman Marty Meehan
       (D-Mass.).  As an on-the-record spokesperson for an active member of
       Congress, he also worked closely with state and national media on a
       variety of issues.
            "We are very excited to have Jonathan join our team," said Amy
       Weiss, Senior Vice President, Communications.  "He brings great
       experience from his years on Capitol Hill and will be a wonderful asset
       to the RIAA."
            Most recently, Lamy served as Press Secretary for the nation's
       largest anti-hunger advocacy organization, Bread for the World.  Working
       with local and national the media to push the 45,000-member
       organization's legislative agenda, Lamy was also a key advisor on
       legislative, political and public relations strategy.
           Jonathan can be reached at 202/857-9650 or jlamyat_private
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