Julie Swidler

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Julie Swidler
Julie Greifer [1]
ResidenceNew York, New York
Alma materUnion College
Cardozo School of Law
OccupationExecutive vice president and general counsel (global)
Sony Music
Years active1988-present
EmployerSony Music
Board member ofRIAA, Union College, T.J. Martell Foundation
Spouse(s)Michael Swidler (1988 - Present)
AwardsLifetime Music Industry Award, TJ Martell Foundation
Billboard Power 100

Julie Greifer Swidler is an American attorney and music industry executive.[2]


Swidler is the executive vice president and general counsel of Sony Music Entertainment, a position she has held since 2008.[3] [4]

Swidler is on the Recording Academy task force on diversity and inclusion, which examines barriers and biases affecting women and other underrepresented voices in the music industry.[5] She is a member of the board of directors of the RIAA, [6] the UJA-Federation of New York's Music for Youth initiative, and the TJ Martell Foundation. [7] She was the first woman to receive the Grammy Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Service Award.[8][9]


Swidler is a 2016 recipient of the Grammy Foundation’s ELI Service Award.[10] Swidler received the Lifetime Music Industry Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation in 2017.[11]


  1. ^ "Michael Swidler Wed To Julie Greifer on L.I." The New York Times. 1988-09-06. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  2. ^ "Sony BMG Promotes Swidler". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  3. ^ "Julie Swidler: Women In Music 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  4. ^ "ELLE's Women In Music Power List". ELLE. 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  5. ^ "Recording Academy names 16 people who will make up its diversity 'task force' - Music Business Worldwide". Music Business Worldwide. 2018-05-09. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  6. ^ "Board & Executives - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  7. ^ "Rumor Mill - T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION TO HONOR SWIDLER, STENNETT, BOOM". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  8. ^ Staff, Variety (2018-06-28). "Grammys' Next In Line? Five Candidates Who Could Replace Neil Portnow". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  9. ^ Sisario, Ben (2018-02-05). "Top Female Music Executives Send Rebuke to Grammys Leadership". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  10. ^ "Julie Greifer Swidler – Digital Music Forum". www.digitalmusicforum.com.
  11. ^ "We are proud to honor Julie Swidler,... - The T.J. Martell Foundation". Facebook. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2019-05-15.