Nettwerk's Terry McBride

Nettwerk Music/Management CEO Terry McBride has long been one of the more forward-thinking executives in music. As noted in this interview, McBride has financially and legally assisted a number fans caught in legal battles against the RIAA. In addition, he stripped his artists' digital content of protective locks long before others even considered doing so.

I saw him speak in Nashville about a year ago and was quite impressed. Just a few hours after McBride spoke, the RIAA's Mitch Bainwol took the stage. It was like seeing Jason Varitek follow Alex Rodriguez on Letterman.

Awful analogies aside, here's McBride: