I would like to congratulate RIAA on winning the 2007′s Worst Company in America Award.
They have managed to beat Halliburton which is an incredible accomplishment right there. I wonder if they will finally get the message…
Oh wait… I forgot. They don’t care. It’s not like they are selling anything to us so being hated doesn’t diminish their profit margins at all. To really hurt RIAA we need to channel that hatred towards the actual recording studios that they represent and stop buying their shit.
As long as we continue hating RIAA but giving money to it’s members, it’s going to be business as usual for them. So I guess they really deserve some congratulations. Perhaps this was not intentional, but RIAA became something symbolic. It became the embodiment of all that is wrong with the music industry – something to be hated.
So the member companies used it as a scrape goat that can be used as a shield and distraction, and ultimately sacrificed on the altar of crushingly bad PR. In the meantime they can continue flying below the radar.
I dare you to name at lest 3 RIAA members without looking them up. If you can do it, I applaud you. If not, then you are in the same boat as most of the people who voted in the consumerist poll. These member companies are who is pulling the strings and organizing the lawsuits. RIAA is simply the public entity that takes the public beatings on their behalf.
They are the ones who should be receiving this award. Not the abstract entity that is RIAA.
[tags]riaa, halliburton, worst company, consumerist[/tags]