(CelebrityAccess) Jonathan Lamy, who has been the exec VP of communications and marketing at the Recording Industry Association of America, is exiting his post after 17 years.
Lamy said he will consult for the RIAA and work on some personal projects while moving to California where his wife and her family are from.
Lamy wrote the following to Variety: “I started back in 2002, which means it’s been 17+ years, four different RIAA CEOs, three format changes and countless seminal moments that shaped this industry for the better. Whether it was front-page campaigns like the Grokster Supreme Court case or the Music Modernization Act, I am proud to have played a part in the story of a transformed industry that is again vital and relevant. I am also proud of our work to modernize the RIAA’s online messaging platforms. We are truly a model of how to advocate and message in Washington.” He also nodded to CEO Mitch Glazier, COO Michele Ballantyne and longtime coworkers Cara Duckworth, Liz Kennedy and Josh Friedlander.”
Glazier added: “Jonathan’s contributions to the RIAA and the music business are prolific. Whether it was the historic Grokster Supreme Court case, CLASSICS legislation, reforming the Gold & Platinum Program or modernizing RIAA’s communications platforms to be the envy of our peers, Jonathan helped author countless successful initiatives and campaigns. The challenges facing this community over the last decade and half were extensive and he helped us strategically navigate them with skill and diplomacy. Jonathan’s leadership and work helped shape the narrative around a music business steadily regaining its footing. He is not just a colleague, but a friend, and I know we will all miss him greatly.”