|Feb 26, 2007 |
Nashville Gears Up for 38th Annual Country Radio Seminar
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is again preparing for the official start of the Country Radio Seminar, this year scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2007. The seminar will take place during the third official "Country Radio Week", as declared by the Council of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
This is known as "Market Week" for the Country industry as labels and vendors roll out their new products to radio. 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, "There's nothing else like The Country Radio Seminar in any other radio format. This week over one thousand radio folks from all over the USA will come to town and join forces with their record industry counterparts to learn what's 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-38 provides continuing education for industry professionals which is vital in this rapidly evolving industry. The panel discussions and speakers, along with the session topics, are decided by the CRS Agenda Committee. The committee is made up of representatives from all facets of the Country radio and music communities.
In addition to the programming and promotion panels, research presentations, round tables, discussions, and other popular features. The CRS 38 agenda will focus on critical and controversial industry issues. This years highlights will include two research presentations by Edison Research: a review of Hispanic attitudes towards Country radio and Country music, and a large scale study of loyal country radio listeners.
CRS 38 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 and showcase some of Country music's best talent.
For the first time events will begin on Wednesday morning with a 10 AM showcase presented by Montage Music. This will be followed by a panel at 11 AM featuring the newest inductees into the Country Music DJ and Hall of Fame. Later that afternoon will be the introduction of a new event, the ASCAP sponsored KCRS Live! songwriter showcase.
Both industry trade organizations are again involved with the Country Radio Seminar this year with the CMA (Country Music Association) sponsoring the performance hall and the ACM (Academy of Country Music) co-sponsoring the Toby Keith & Friends Music City Jam with United Stations.
Luncheon showcases have been set with Curb Records hosting Steve Holy and Lee Brice on Wednesday, SONY/BMG presenting Terri Clark and Chris Young on Thursday, and Capitol Nashville artists Trace Adkins and Luke Bryan performing on Friday.
Another anticipated highlight is the Keynote address featuring Jon Bon Jovi hosted by WSIX FM radio personality Gerry House and sponsored by Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40.
Walk Up Registration Still Available At The Rate of $655 Onsite
There are still a limited number of tickets available for the following three events:
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the DJ Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be in the Nashville Convention Center. The dinner starts at 6:15 PM and the ceremony begins at 7:15 PM. There will be a Cocktail Reception at 4:30 PM. Tickets are available at $85 per person at the registration desk at the Nashville Convention Center beginning at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 27th until they are sold out.
On Thursday, March 1, the Spring Town Meeting Package is still available which includes admission for half day during the seminar. This includes a panel discussion, performances by some of Nashville greatest songwriters at WCRS Live! and great networking opportunities. Registration for the package is $135 onsite. The Spring Town Meeting is sponsored by BMI/CRB and WCRS Live! is co-sponsored by Country Aircheck.
On Friday, March 2, Radio Sales Day is the second time CRB has offered a separate full day's registration for Friday only. Registration for this special offer is $335 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 which features Eric Church, Trent Tomlinson, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Rodney Atkins and is hosted by ABC Radio Networks Kix Brooks, host of America's Country Countdown.
Register on-site at the Nashville Convention Center starting Tuesday, February 28 at 10:00 AM.
Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.