Academy of Country Music® Appoints Nick Di Fruscia, Vice President, Awards & Membership

Nick Di Fruscia, Vice President, Awards & Membership, Academy of Country Music
(Credit: Brandon Campbell/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music)

Encino, CA (July 17, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® today announced the appointment of Nick Di Fruscia, named Vice President, Awards & Membership. In this newly created role, Di Fruscia will oversee all Awards voting and processes, and lead membership initiatives, while also contributing to the Academy’s artist and industry relations efforts both in Nashville and on the West Coast. The position is based out of the Academy’s headquarters in Encino and reports to Pete Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Country Music.

Regarded as a highly respected executive in the music community, Di Fruscia joins the Academy’s membership team from The Recording Academy, where he was Director, Awards and served nearly a decade-long tenure overseeing the pop and country categories for The GRAMMY Awards.

“As the Academy charts its future course, we enthusiastically welcome Nick to lead this vital area of our organization,” said Pete Fisher, CEO of the Academy. “Through his tenure at The Recording Academy, I, along with many members of our country music industry, have had the opportunity to see Nick’s talents, observing first-hand the passion, integrity and attention to detail he brings to every facet of his work.”

“I am so excited to be a part of an organization that I have so much respect for. Country music has been such a big part of my career and one of my true passions. I look forward to working with Pete and the ACM Board and staff to continue the proud legacy of the ACM Award and what it means to the country music community,” said Di Fruscia.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Las Vegas, Di Fruscia returned to Southern California to attend San Diego State University, where he studied Business Administration. He moved to Los Angeles in 2000 where he began his music business career at Chalkboard Music, Inc., a boutique publishing and management company. As Creative Director and Manager, Di Fruscia worked on a variety of projects with artists including Cher, Donna Summer, Elton John, Diane Warren, and many more.

Di Fruscia’s career included his own consultancy, 33 Music Consulting, where he advised and managed artists, producers and television/film composers, and a stop as Director of Music Licensing at the popular online social giant MySpace.

He’s a member of the Academy of Country Music, the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Museum, the Country Music Association and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

Beginning today, he can be reached at

Courtesy of ACM