The Recording Academy Friday announced the creation of two senior management positions as part of a reorganization that places most of the employees into three divisions in a streamlining effort.

The new positions — chief operating officer and chief industry officer — will be filled by Branden Chapman and Ruby Marchand, respectively.

“One of my goals as the interim president/CEO of the Recording Academy is to evolve our organization and structure to be more efficient and responsive,” said Harvey Mason Jr., the academy’s interim president/chief executive officer. “These changes set a foundation for success as we prepare for the dynamic future of our industry. This new structure further accelerates our broader transformation, strengthens our high-performance culture and enables our teams to better serve members.”

As COO, Chapman will lead the Entertainment/Consumer division, which will include digital media, talent relations and other areas.

“I am honored to be entrusted with this new role as COO, and excited to be leading a new division that will enable us to combine the efforts of so many of my talented colleagues,” Chapman said. “I’m delighted to be a part of this new chapter in the Academy’s growth.”

Marchand, a former A&R executive with deep experience in the industry and a past academy vice chair, will be responsible for both awards and membership/industry relations as the new chief industry officer in charge of the Trade/Industry division.

“After many years of service to the Academy, I am excited to assume this new role,” she said. “I believe this new structure offers tremendous benefits for the music world, and I look forward to working with Harvey and the Academy’s leadership to continue making progress on this timely transformation.”

The 63rd Grammy Awards are expected to air Jan. 31 live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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