Recording Academy, MusiCares Cut 13 Staffers in Reorganization

The Recording Academy and its philanthropic arm, MusiCares, laid off 13 staffers as part of a restructuring on Friday (Oct. 2), including a number of high-level executives.

At the Recording Academy, nine staffers were let go, including creative services vp Dave Konjoyan, and several other people in his department.

Among the four executives dismissed at MusiCares are vp finance Judy Wong and vp events and fundraising Kelly Darr.

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The moves stem from a major reorganization the Recording Academy began this summer when it streamlined into three divisions: the entertainment/consumer divisions (led by new COO Branden Chapman), the trade/industry group (led by label veteran Ruby Marchand) and organizations/cross verticals (led by CFO Wayne Zahner, chief diversity and inclusion officer Valeisha Butterfield Jones and chief people & culture officer Shonda Grant).

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