Nick Di Fruscia Heads to Academy of Country Music After a Decade at The Recording Academy: Exclusive

Nick Di Fruscia
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Nick Di Fruscia

Longtime Recording Academy executive Nick Di Fruscia has joined the Academy of Country Music as VP, awards and membership, Billboard can reveal.

In the newly created role, Di Fruscia will oversee the voting processes for the ACM Awards, lead membership initiatives, and contribute to the ACM’s artist and industry relations efforts in its Encino, Calif. home base and in Nashville. 

During his nearly decade-long term at the Recording Academy, Di Fruscia was director, awards and oversaw the pop and country categories for the Grammy Awards. 

“I am so excited to be a part of an organization that I have so much respect for,” Di Fruscia said in a statement. “Country music has been such a big part of my career and one of my true passions. I look forward to working with Pete [Fisher] and the ACM Board and staff to continue the proud legacy of the ACM Award and what it means to the country music community.”

Di Fruscia will report to ACM CEO Fisher, who has helmed the organization since late January. “As the Academy charts its future course, we enthusiastically welcome Nick to lead this vital area of our organization,” said Fisher. “Through his tenure at The Recording Academy, I, along with many members of our country music industry, have had the opportunity to see Nick’s talents, observing first-hand the passion, integrity and attention to detail he brings to every facet of his work.”

Di Fruscia, a Los Angeles native raised in Las Vegas, previously worked at boutique publishing and management company, Chalkboard Music, as well as was director of music licensing at MySpace. 


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