RIAA Head Joins CNBC


Napster's worst vocal nightmare is joining CNBC's
commentator dream team in August.

Hilary Rosen, exiting chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Association of
America, will make her first network appearances as a contributing commentator
August 1.

She will appear once a week on Squawk Box, Open Exchange and Capital Report,
CNBC officials announced Thursday afternoon.

In her RIAA role, Rosen led the recording field's opposition to Napster and
other music peer-to-peer Internet sites, claiming that their file-swapping
approach did not compensation artists in an adequate fashion.

She joined RIAA in 1987, after a career in politics and lobbying.

Rosen also co-founded Rock the Vote and continues to serve on its board.

'CNBC creates the best nexus for business news, policy and politics, so it
feels like a natural fit,' Rosen declared in a prepared