The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Tuesday announced the election of its new board of directors, including nine new members. The board members will serve a four year term, lasting until 2022.
The news follows the appointment of Mitch Glazier as chairman and CEO and Michele Ballantyne as chief operating officer at the top of the year. Glazier has said one of his priorities in the role was to restructure the board to to include more women, more genres and include executives outside of New York and Los Angeles.
"As we advocate for a music ecosystem that respects artists and fans, we are fortunate to have talented leaders on our board from a variety of labels representing a broad spectrum of genres and geographies," said Glazier in a statement. "These executives will ensure RIAA is at the forefront as the industry continues to innovate and protect the music that inspires us all, keeping the dream alive for the next generation of music creators."