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Voting For The 2016 CMA Touring Awards Ends Dec. 7

Voting For The 2016 CMA Touring Awards Ends Dec. 7

NASHVILLE – Voting to determine the winners in 15 categories for the CMA Touring Awards (formerly the SRO Awards) opens Tuesday, Nov. 22 and ends Wednesday, Dec. 7 (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, Talen... »

CMA Board Meeting Welcomes Guest Speakers

CMA Board Meeting Welcomes Guest Speakers

NASHVILLE – The CMA Board of Directors welcomed a diverse group of guest speakers Tuesday during the quarterly Board meeting at the Westin Hotel in Nashville. Steve Boom, Amazon Vice President of Digital Music; Steve Haener, Chrevrolet Senior Manager of Media, Experiential Marketing and Brad Partnerships; and CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley each addressed the Board. Former CMA Executive Dire... »

Steve Buchanan Presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

Steve Buchanan Presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

NASHVILLE – Steve Buchanan, the President of Opry Entertainment and Executive Producer of “Nashville,” was presented CMA’s Irving Waugh Award of Excellence today during quarterly meetings of the CMA Board of Directors in Nashville. The Irving Waugh Award of Excellence is awarded to an individual who is the originator and caretaker of demonstrated ideas and actions that have dramatically broadened ... »

CMA Recognizes 2016 Board Leaders

CMA Recognizes 2016 Board Leaders

NASHVILLE – In recognition of their tireless volunteer services to the CMA Board of Directors, outgoing CMA Chairman John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, and current President and incoming 2017 Chairman Sally Williams, General Manager of the Ryman Auditorium, were presented the crystal gavel and globe respectively. The presentation was made by CMA Chief Executive Officer Sar... »

Songwriter and Producer Shane McAnally Presented with CMA Chairman’s Award

Songwriter and Producer Shane McAnally Presented with CMA Chairman’s Award

NASHVILLE – The musical producer behind “Forever Country,” CMA Board member Shane McAnally, was presented the CMA Chairman’s Award Monday night during a dinner for CMA Board members at the Association’s new corporate offices on Music Row. “I’m honored to present the Chairman’s Award and it is without compare that we recognize Shane McAnally,” said John Esposito, CMA Chairman of the Board and Presi... »

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

NASHVILLE – Joe Galante, Chairman of the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, was honored Monday night with the CMA Foundation Chairman’s Memento during a dinner for the CMA Board of Directors at the new CMA corporate offices on Music Row. “Joe is a passionate advocate for the advancement of quality music education and CMA’s support of sustainable music education programs across the country,” said S... »

The 50th Annual CMA Awards Triggers Significant Increase in Country Music Album and Song Sales

The 50th Annual CMA Awards Triggers Significant Increase in Country Music Album and Song Sales

Streaming Services Report Post-Show Lift for Country Music Compared to Pre-CMA Awards Daily Streaming Averages NASHVILLE – Not only did Country fans tune in to watch Country Music’s Biggest Night™ on Nov. 2, but numbers indicate they were listening and engaged too. Last week’s national television broadcast of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” saw a 37 percent gain in overall post show Country album sal... »

CMA and the Musical Instrument Museum Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards with an Exhibit Honoring Music Makers

CMA and the Musical Instrument Museum Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards with an Exhibit Honoring Music Makers

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association (CMA) and the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards in honor of the music makers. Multi-instrumentalist and CMA Awards winner Hunter Hayes will be on hand Monday, Oct. 24 (10:30 AM/MT) to officially open the exhibit, which features instruments on loan f... »

Country Music Industry Celebrates Legacy of The 50th Annual CMA Awards

Country Music Industry Celebrates Legacy of The 50th Annual CMA Awards

NASHVILLE – Artists from across the Country Music community are celebrating the golden anniversary of the CMA Awards by recording legendary CMA Award-winning songs and posting them to YouTube for their fans. “This is a great opportunity for the fans to experience and discover the rich heritage of the format by hearing these classic songs performed by contemporary and legendary artists,” said Damon... »

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe Delivers Keynote During CMA Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe Delivers Keynote During CMA Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

NASHVILLE – SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe addressed the CMA Board of Directors at their quarterly meeting in Nashville Tuesday.  Huppe addressed the ever-evolving ecosystem of the global digital music business and the need for industry-wide technology standards that enable efficient and accurate distribution of royalties. SoundExchange has distributed more than $3.5 billion i... »

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