|Feb 13, 2006 |
NASHVILLE GEARS UP FOR 37th Annual COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR
Walk Up Registration Still Available/Limited Number of Tickets Still Available for Three Events
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 13, 2006) - Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is once again getting ready for the official start of the Country Radio Seminar, this year scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2006. The seminar will take place during the second officially declared "Country Radio Week", a resolution that was passed by the Council of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
This is known as the market week for the Country industry as labels and vendors rollout their new products to radio during the week. Many companies use this time to plan other events as well to take advantage of all the people in to town for CRS. Country radio promotes Nashville tourism daily by broadcasting information about our city and attractions. It is the primary medium for the exposure of Country music, an endeavor that employs many Nashvillains as artists, writers and producers.
Ed Salamon, Executive Director of CRB, said, "There¹s nothing else like The Country Radio Seminar in any other radio format. This week nearly one thousand radio folks from all over the USA will come to town to learn what¹s new in Country radio, hear the music that they may soon be playing and return home to talk about Nashville and Country music every day for the next year."
CRS-37 provides continuing education, vital in this time of change, for industry professionals, artists, programmers, promotions, sales and media. The panel discussions and their panelists, along with the session topics, are decided by the CRS Agenda Committee. The committee is made up of program and music directors, artist and general managers, account and record executives and representatives from distribution companies, syndicated radio and internet companies from a vast range of Country radio stations throughout the United States.
In addition to the annual convention staples such as programming and promotion panels, research presentations, discussions, the town meeting, the working breakfast and others, the CRS-37 agenda will also focus on present critical and controversial industry issues.
CRS-37 will include over 30 presentations and panels where individuals get the chance to go one on one with industry experts, as well as luncheon and dinner concerts. It will provide attendees multiple networking opportunities at various day and after-hours gatherings as well as showcase some of Country music¹s best talent at live entertainment event events.
There are still a limited number of tickets available for the following three events:
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the DJ Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be in the Nashville Convention Center. The dinner starts at 6:15 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 7:15 p.m. There will be a Cocktail Reception at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are available at $75 per person at the registration desk at the Nashville Convention Center beginning at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 14th until they are sold out.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, the Spring Town Meeting Package which includes admission for one day during the seminar, a panel discussion, performances and great networking opportunities. Registration for the package is only $100 onsite. The Spring Town Meeting is sponsored by BMI and CRS*Las Vegas.
On Friday, February 17, Radio Sales Day is the first time CRB has offered a separate full day's registration for Friday only. Registration for this special offer is only $300 onsite. Registrants will be able to attend a full day of CRS activities as well as Friday night's annual New Faces of Country Music Show.
The seminar will end with the New Faces of Country Music Show on Friday, February 17, 2006. The participating artists are Jason Aldean, Keith Anderson, Jeff Bates, Little Big Town and Hot Apple Pie. This year, the show will be hosted by T. "Bubba" Bechtel. This will be his second year in a row as host.
CRS-37 - February 15-17- Nashville Convention Center
Register on-site at the Nashville Convention Center starting Tuesday, February 14 at 10 a.m.
Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc