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CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

NASHVILLE – Chart-topping singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard joined forces Wednesday with the CMA Foundation, Chevrolet — the Official Ride of Country Music, and Warner Music Nashville to officially open the Notes for Notes recording studio at the Sports Academics Youth (S.A.Y.) Detroit Play Center. Chevrolet contributed additional funds to the CMA Foundation’s commitment to the building of the reco... »

CMA Hires Kevin L. Wilson as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

CMA Hires Kevin L. Wilson as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Kevin L. Wilson has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. The new position is effective immediately. “The demands and complexity of our business operations have grown tremendously over the past few years as CMA has expanded our reach internationally and through our various television properties and live events,” ... »

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association Reunite for Year Two of the Project Music Accelerator

Project Music Accelerator Applications Open September 1 Project Music launches website, ProjectMusic.co NASHVILLE – On the heels of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) establishing year-round support for music-minded entrepreneurs, the Country Music Association (CMA) signs on for a second year as the title sponsor for the Project Music Accelerator. CMA is pairing its industry strength with the ... »

2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

2015 CMA Music Festival Sets Attendance Record With 87,680 Fans

NASHVILLE – 2015 CMA Music Festival sold out seven months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous free stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 87,680 fans – besting 2014 numbers by 9.6 percent. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather and the numerous free stages and activities downtown contributed to o... »

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

CMA Presents International Artist Achievement Trophy to Brad Paisley

NASHVILLE – Backstage during CMA Music Festival’s closing night, Keith Urban and CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern presented Brad Paisley with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.  “Brad is such a tremendous ambassador for Country Music around the world,” said Trahern. “His undeniable talent, wit, and charm transcend borders and speak to the heart of the format – in any language... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Carolyn Szczurek as Senior Manager of Market Research; Mary Overend as Digital Marketing Manager, Krista Dial as Manager of Media Relations; and Alina Thompson as Marketing Coordinator.Prior to joining CMA, Szczurek grew her passion for research at Synovate (now Ipsos), where she worked on a variety of ad hoc and tracking pr... »

CMA and YouTube Present First Seminar In Youtube Music

CMA and YouTube Present First Seminar In Youtube Music

CMA AND YOUTUBE PRESENT FIRST SEMINAR IN YOUTUBE MUSIC NASHVILLE SERIES NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association and YouTube presented an artist content development seminar Thursday in Nashville. The program was the first in a series of workshops for CMA members that will continue throughout the year, dubbed YouTube Music Nashville. Held at a pop-up space, CMA members learned fundamentals of musi... »

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

Appointments Take Effect on Jan. 1, 2015 NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2015. Ed Hardy completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President Frank Bumstead, Chairman of Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCarthy, Inc., assumes that post. CMA President-Elect John Esposito, Presi... »

CMA Foundation Awards Record Number Of Grants In 2014

CMA Foundation Awards Record Number Of Grants In 2014

CMA Foundation Provides $1.72 Million to Support National Music Education Programs NASHVILLE – In 2014, the CMA Foundation has awarded a record high $1.72 million in grants to deserving national and local programs that support music education for children, bringing the total amount donated since 2006 to more than $10 million. “What began as a very grassroots, local initiative to support music educ... »

CMA Recognizes CMA Foundation Board Leadership

CMA Recognizes CMA Foundation Board Leadership

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their volunteer service to the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, former Chairman Kitty Moon Emery, and outgoing Chairman Joe Galante, were presented with mementos commemorating their many contributions to the Board. The presentation was made by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern at the annual CMA Board membership meeting today in Nashville. To date, the CMA Fo... »

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