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
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