THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION JOINS INDUSTRY PARTNERS AT MUSIC BIZ 2018

THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION JOINS INDUSTRY PARTNERS AT MUSIC BIZ 2018

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association engaged with industry partners at panels and presentations during the Music Business Association’s 60th Anniversary Music Biz 2018 conference, held this week in Nashville.

On Tuesday, CMA presented “The Country Consumer: The Next Phase of Streaming Growth,” an in-depth look at how the industry continues to grow Country streaming consumption not only here in the U.S. but around the globe. The panel, introduced by Karen Stump, CMA Senior Director of Market Research, and moderated by Annie Ortmeier, Universal Music Group Nashville VP of Marketing – Digital Accounts, reached full capacity and featured speakers Emily Cohen, Amazon Music Country Music Curator, Beville Dunkerley, Pandora Nashville Director of Artist Marketing & Industry Relations, Margaret Hart, YouTube Manager of Artist & Label Relations, and Brittany Schaffer, Spotify Head of Artist & Label Services.

This morning, CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern welcomed attendees during the CMA-sponsored Awards Breakfast & Presentations, where the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement was presented to Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, and the Independent Spirit Award was presented to The Radakovitz Family, owners of Dimple Records. Five-time CMA Awards nominee Kelsea Ballerini performed her No. 1 hits “Legends” and “Love Me Like You Mean It” as well as current chart-rising single “I Hate Love Songs.”

CMA presents “The Country Consumer: The Next Phase of Streaming Growth” during the Music Biz 2018 conference Tuesday in Nashville. From l-r: Margaret Hart, YouTube Manager of Artist & Label Relations, Emily Cohen, Amazon Music Country Music Curator, Beville Dunkerley, Pandora Nashville Director of Artist Marketing & Industry Relations, Brittany Schaffer, Spotify Head of Artist – Label Services, and Annie Ortmeier, Universal Music Group Nashville VP of Marketing & Digital Accounts. Photo credit: Caitlin Harris/CMA
CMA presents “The Country Consumer: The Next Phase of Streaming Growth” during the Music Biz 2018 conference Tuesday in Nashville. From l-r: Margaret Hart, YouTube Manager of Artist & Label Relations, Brittany Schaffer, Spotify Head of Artist & Label Services, Beville Dunkerley, Pandora Nashville Director of Artist Marketing & Industry Relations, Karen Stump, CMA Senior Director of Market Research, Emily Cohen, Amazon Music Country Music Curator, and Annie Ortmeier, Universal Music Group Nashville VP of Marketing – Digital Accounts. Photo credit: Caitlin Harris/CMA
CMA sponsors the Awards Breakfast & Presentations during the Music Biz 2018 conference this morning in Nashville. From l-r: Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, Kelsea Ballerini, and James Donio, Music Business Association President. Photo credit: Hunter Berry/CMA
Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, welcomes attendees at the CMA-sponsored Awards Breakfast & Presentations during the Music Biz 2018 conference this morning in Nashville. Photo credit: Hunter Berry/CMA