The Philadelphia Music Alliance has undergone recent changes including a new executive director, elected a new chairman, and has moved to larger offices.
Holly Drauglis has been appointed PMA's executive director. She comes to the Music Alliance from the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. [NARAS], where she was project coordinator, working on a variety of programs for area music professionals.
William "Biff" Kennedy was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Music Alliance. He is the president/managing director of the Charterhouse Music Group, a Philadelphia-based music industry collective devoted to national radio promotion, artist and label consultation and artist management. Kennedy, most recently vice chairman, succeeds Marc Dicciani, director of the University of the Arts School of Music.
The PMA offices have relocated to 212 N. 12th Street, in historic Sigma Sound Studios, where the "Sound of Philadelphia" originated, dominated the world's airwaves in the 1970s and continues to be a lasting musical force.
The nonprofit cultural organization was founded in June 1986 by music executives and concerned citizens to promote and preserve Philadelphia's musical heritage.