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Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association’s Project Music Startups Gain Skills, Knowledge, Contacts, and Capital

Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Country Music Association’s Project Music Startups Gain Skills, Knowledge, Contacts, and Capital

NASHVILLE – Project Music, the first technology business accelerator dedicated to the future of the fast-changing music industry, is sending off seven music tech startups and a non-profit ensemble with business-building skills, influential contacts, and impressive investments. Now in its second year, the Project Music Accelerator is a partnership between the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and ... »

It’s Balloting Season at CMA!

It’s Balloting Season at CMA!

Ballot Schedule for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Announced; CMA Now Accepting Submissions for the 2016 CMA Broadcast Awards NASHVILLE – CMA balloting season is here! The Country Music Association is now accepting online submissions for the 2016 CMA Broadcast Awards for Broadcast Personality, Station, and National Broadcast Personality of the Year at Broadcast.CMAawards.com. “Voting for the recipie... »

CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings During Member Webinar

CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings During Member Webinar

Results of Study Released Weekly in May NASHVILLE – CMA, Country Music’s premier trade association, released key findings Tuesday from an extensive consumer research initiative: “Understanding Today’s Shifting Consumer Landscape and Changing Country Music Audiences, Music Choices, and Behaviors.” The results are being made available to CMA members during weekly one-hour webinars in May. The theme ... »

CMA To Release Consumer Research Results Throughout May Via Weekly Webinars For Members

CMA To Release Consumer Research Results Throughout May Via Weekly Webinars For Members

NASHVILLE – CMA, Country Music’s premier trade association, will release key findings from an extensive consumer research initiative to members in May. The information will be released via three weekly webinars beginning Tuesday, May 3. “Empowering our members and the industry with timely information about our consumers is central to our mission,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “... »

CMA Hosts First-ever Nashville Music and Brand Forum During C2C

CMA Hosts First-ever Nashville Music and Brand Forum During C2C

(l-r) Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships; Lauren Alaina; John Marks, CMA Board member and Spotify Global Senior Editor/Music Programmer, Country; Maria Molin Ljunggren, CMA Board member and Capitol Music Group AB – Sweden; Frankie Ballard; Bob Shennan, CMA Board member and BBC Director of Music; and Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo Credit:... »

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

CMA Elects New Board of Directors

Appointments Take Effect Jan. 1, 2016 NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors. The appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2016. Frank Bumstead completes his term as Chairman of the CMA Board and current CMA Board President John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, assumes that post. CMA President-Elect Sally Williams, General Manager of Ry... »

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

Record $2.68 Million to be Awarded to 29 Programs NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education as well as grant recipients for 2016 with 29 charitable groups receiving a record $2.68 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contributions since 2006 to more than $13.68 million for this impor... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

VOTING FOR CMA’S 2015 SRO AWARDS ENDS FRIDAY, NOV. 13

VOTING FOR CMA’S 2015 SRO AWARDS ENDS FRIDAY, NOV. 13

NASHVILLE – Voting to determine the winners in 15 categories for CMA’s touring industry honors known as the SRO Awards ends Friday, Nov. 13 (6:00 PM/CT). CMA members in the following categories are eligible to vote: Advertising/Public Relations/Media, Affiliated, Artist, Entertainment Services, Marketing/Digital, Musician, Personal Manager, Record Label, Talent Agent, Talent Buyer/Promoter, Tourin... »

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