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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... »

CMA Presents Consumer Music Discovery Research To Association Members

CMA Presents Consumer Music Discovery Research To Association Members

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association presented Music Discovery Research to CMA members today at the annual membership meeting in Nashville. Research was conducted to evaluate music discovery behaviors among music fans, including Country and other top genres. Additionally, the study sought to identify top music discovery sources and their impact on music purchasing. “An important part of our m... »

The CMA Foundation Awards Grant to Rocketown

The CMA Foundation Awards Grant to Rocketown

NASHVILLE – The Vice Chairman of the CMA Foundation, Ron Samuels, presented a check for $39,500 to advance music education at Rocketown in Middle Tennessee. The presentation was made during the quarterly CMA Board of Directors meetings in Nashville and was accompanied by a performance from children in the Rocketown program. “It is invaluable for our Board members to experience the life-changing im... »

Tickets for the 48th Annual CMA Awards and CMA Country Christmas On Sale to Public Sept. 6

Tickets for the 48th Annual CMA Awards and CMA Country Christmas On Sale to Public Sept. 6

NASHVILLE – Tickets for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” and “CMA Country Christmas” will go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 6 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com; by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). Exclusive pre-sale access for both events is availabl... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Emily Evans as Director, Strategic Partnerships; Angela Brown as Accounting Coordinator; Mandi Naylor joins the Live Events department as Production Coordinator; and Justin Randall as Network Administrator. Before joining CMA, Evans was Brand Manager at st8tmnt where she pursued new business and client opportunities helping ... »

CMA Uses Digital Promotions and Partnerships to Drive Viewer Engagement for CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock

CMA Uses Digital Promotions and Partnerships to Drive Viewer Engagement for CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock

Shazam, Spotify, Beats Music, and Vevo Partner with CMA to Help Promote ABC Special NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association has launched its largest and most integrated program to support “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” which airs Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. By creating promotions through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as  par... »

CMA and iTunes Join Forces to Promote CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock

CMA and iTunes Join Forces to Promote CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association and iTunes will join forces to promote “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.” The three-hour primetime concert special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. “CMA is thrilled to partner with iTunes on this multi-platform promotional program that not only supports tune-in efforts for our TV special, but also air... »

Music Choice and the Country Music Association Announce Promotional Partnership for 2014

Music Choice and the Country Music Association Announce Promotional Partnership for 2014

CMA Content to Appear on Music Choice Video On Demand and Music Channels NASHVILLE –The County Music Association announced a strategic promotional partnership with Music Choice, the No. 1 Free Video On Demand Provider in the U.S. The partnership kicks off today with CMA Music Festival content appearing on Music Choice On Demand and Music Choice Music Channels for the first time. As part of the par... »

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