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Mitch Glazier

Snr Executive VP, Public Policy & Industry Relations,
RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America
Washington, DC, USA
Mitch Glazier is Senior Executive Vice President, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Glazier guides the industry’s strategic policy initiatives and helps coordinate the activities of the association. In his more than 10-year tenure at the RIAA, Glazier has helped manage a variety of initiatives that have played a vital role in the music industry’s transition to the digital age. This includes the 2008 PRO-IP Act, which established the country’s first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which provided colleges and universities with meaningful tools to reduce the illegal downloading of copyrighted works on college campuses.

Glazier has also been instrumental in managing a variety of state initiatives that have helped the legal online marketplace for music to begin to prosper, including the enactment of laws in several states that ensure copyright protections extend to digital storage devices and subscription services. He has spearheaded the promotion and expansion of artist and industry programs such as RIAA’s sponsorship of a weekly “Monday Open Mic” night at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café to showcase emerging artists and songwriters.

Before joining RIAA, Glazier served as Chief Counsel for intellectual property to the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. A native of Illinois, Glazier served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Wayne R. Andersen, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and practiced law at the Chicago firm Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg as an associate in commercial litigation. He graduated from Northwestern University and Vanderbilt Law School. Glazier serves on the boards of Musicians on Call, the American Association of People with Disabilities, and the Internet Education Foundation.