Diversity, Equity & Inclusion At The Recording Academy


The Recording Academy is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our core values and across every area of our organization. As an organization focused on helping music and its makers thrive, we embrace our responsibility to drive real and meaningful change to ensure a culture of inclusion, belonging and respect for everyone. We can’t do this work alone --- thank you for joining us to build a new chapter focused on representing the diverse music community that we represent. We seek to inspire the music community and industry to thrive as a place where all voices are welcomed, embraced and belong.

Creating A Culture Of Belonging – Our Mission & Vision


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission

To advance a strong global culture of diversity, inclusion, belonging and respect at the Recording Academy, its affiliates and in the music industry.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision

The Recording Academy, its affiliates and the music industry has a strong culture of inclusion and respect for everyone.

The Recording Academy makes intentional, courageous and principled decisions for stronger business outcomes and ensures that all creators and professionals live and work in a fair and safe environment.

A Message From Harvey Mason jr – Member, Chair, Interim CEO and President



A Message From Valeisha Butterfield Jones – Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer



Building Together


ChangeMusic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

Meet the Recording Academy Executive Team

Meet our Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Task Force Report

Membership Demographics

Explore Membership


We are bringing new, diverse perspectives to our membership and recognize that having inclusive voices at the table leads to more equitable outcomes.


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Careers At The Recording Academy


If you're interested in making a positive impact on the music industry, come join our team. We're always looking for passionate people with big hearts and creative minds, who care about music and its creators.


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