The Recording Academy®: Growth for the GRAMMYs®

09/21/2022 1 min read
Shonda Grant is the Chief People & Culture Officer of the Recording Academy®. She is responsible for leading all nationwide HR-related activities and policy development for the Recording Academy, Latin Recording Academy®, MusiCares, GRAMMY® Museum, and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. She currently serves as the Academy’s delegate on the Hollywood Commission, which was established to define and implement best practices that eliminate sexual harassment and bias, and that promote a culture of accountability, respect, and equality.


Every year, the Recording Academy® hosts one of the biggest nights in music: the GRAMMY® Awards. But the Recording Academy goes beyond the one-night event, investing in its artists, community, and employees. Shonda Grant, Chief People & Culture Officer, recounts how the organization adapted to the pandemic and the shift to remote work. Through partnerships with nonprofits and established artists, as well as investments in development and leadership, the Recording Academy is well-positioned for the future.

Shonda Grant has led the Recording Academy’s HR department for more than 20 years. As Chief People & Culture Officer, Grant oversees talent acquisition, development, compensation, and employee safety and well-being; she also serves as the executive coach to the senior management team.


Some Questions Asked:

  • What new skills did leadership adopt during the pandemic? 17:33
  • What is the MusiCares program and how did it help artists thrive in 2020? 20:39
  • How did the Recording Academy assess compensation for roles that became remote? 14:30

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How the Recording Academy attracts and retains employees.
  • How the organization’s transparency encourages internal hires.
  • How the GRAMMY Museum invests in potential industry talent.

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Shonda Grant is the Chief People & Culture Officer of the Recording Academy®. She is responsible for leading all nationwide HR-related activities and policy development for the Recording Academy, Latin Recording Academy®, MusiCares, GRAMMY® Museum, and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. She currently serves as the Academy’s delegate on the Hollywood Commission, which was established to define and implement best practices that eliminate sexual harassment and bias, and that promote a culture of accountability, respect, and equality.