Nick Cucci

Executive Director – Recording Academy, New York Chapter. Cucci has more than 30 years of experience in the music industry. Besides holding senior positions at Rough Trade Records, Columbia Records, RCA Records and MTV, he was instrumental in creating and implementing marketing campaigns for Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, Jessica Simpson, Our Lady Peace, Soul Asylum, the Offspring, Michael Bolton, Harry Connick Jr., Kiss, Bret Michaels, The Pixies, and many others. During Cucci’s career, he has worked side-by-side with some of the most powerful and influential executives and superstars in the industry. Before joining the Recording Academy’s New York Chapter, he was Executive Director for Lifebeat — Music Fights HIV/AIDS, a nationally prominent nonprofit organization. Nick is now entering his seventh year as Executive Director in New York.