The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has appointed Jackie Jones as Vice President, Artist & Industry Relations for the organization. Jones will be based in Nashville, Tennessee and will work with the Nashville music community to advance protections for artists, labels and the entire music industry. The appointment is effective Monday (April 1). Jones joins the industry relations team that includes longtime RIAA veteran Joel Flatow, based in Los Angeles.
“Jackie is a welcome addition to our strong industry relations team, with deep ties to Nashville and an established track record within the artist and label community that make her a perfect fit for this role. We are lucky to have her,” said RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier.
“We are excited to welcome Jackie to the RIAA family,” said Flatow, RIAA’s SVP, Artist & Industry Relations and Chief, West Coast Operations. “Jackie’s relationships within Nashville will no doubt allow her to hit the ground running and I look forward to working with her to help serve the world-renowned artist and label community in Music City USA.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the RIAA team at such an important time for the industry, and for music,” said Jones. “Music is the lifeblood of this town and I’m honored to represent RIAA and its important mission advocating for the rights of those who create it.”
Before joining the RIAA, Jackie was Director of Music and Talent for CMT in Nashville, a division of Viacom, Inc., responsible for music integration across all CMT channels including on-air and digital platforms. Jackie served as talent producer and booker for top-rated shows including the annual CMT Music Awards, CMT Artists of the Year and CMT Crossroads. Jackie is a member of The Recording Academy, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Leadership Music and Women in Cable Television. She lends her talents to various charitable organizations including St. Jude, Save the Children and Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. She holds a Master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.