The Recording Academy has promoted Daryl Friedman to VP of advocacy and government relations.

The Recording Academy has promoted Daryl Friedman to VP of advocacy and government relations.

Friedman, who has been executive director of the Academy's Washington, D.C., chapter since its inception in 1997, oversees legislative issues to support the organization's artist members. He is an advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus, and works with the Academy's other chapters on educational initiatives. He also oversees the Grammy Cultural Policy Initiative, working to advance the rights of the music community.

Friedman serves on the boards of SoundExchange and the National Music Museum and Center.

Before joining the Academy, he directed external affairs for the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

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