In 2014, Ben was elected by the New York Board of Governors to serve as Vice President of the NY Chapter of The Recording Academy. This June, Ben will begin a second term as VP and will continue his role as Advocacy Chair.
The Academy is most widely known as the organization behind the Grammy Awards, which together with MusiCares and The Grammy Foundation comprise the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Ben began his tenure as a Governor of the NY Chapter in 2011 and assumed the chairmanship of the Advocacy Committee in 2013.
"I'm thrilled to be able to continue my role as VP as well as Advocacy Chair, especially during this time of significant change in music industry," Ben said. "We have a once-in-a-generation chance to revisit and improve upon existing copyright law, as well as finally address some long-standing inequities in the area of performing rights. These issues affect all music creators and the Recording Academy is at the forefront of efforts to address them."