Daryl Friedman

Chief Industry, Government, & Member Relations Officer, the Recording Academy

Daryl P. Friedman is Chief Industry, Government, & Member Relations Officer for the Recording Academy™.  Referred to as “the D.C. chief for music’s creative community” by Variety and “music creators’ man in Washington” by Billboard, Friedman oversees the Academy’s advocacy, membership, and industry relations divisions.

Friedman joined the Recording Academy in 1997 and established the organization’s Washington, D.C., office.  He created GRAMMYs on the Hill®, Washington’s largest annual music advocacy program, as well as a number of programs to advance the rights of music creators through advocacy, education, and dialogue. He serves on the Library of Congress’ National Music Preservation Board and the boards of the National Music Council and Creative Community for Peace.  He was named Executive of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association in 2000.

A music industry professional for more than 30 years, Friedman previously directed external affairs for the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. He received his M.A. in arts management from American University in Washington, D.C., and his B.A. in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.