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2016 CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45th Year with Record Attendance

2016 CMA Music Festival Celebrates 45th Year with Record Attendance

NASHVILLE – The 2016 CMA Music Festival sold out months in advance prompting large, enthusiastic crowds at the Festival’s numerous stages and event areas with a record-setting daily attendance of 88,500 fans. “The advance sell out speaks to the strength of the event, but great weather, the addition of two new, free stages at Ascend Amphitheater, and record crowds at Fan Fair X at the Music City Ce... »

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 ... »

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 Songwriters Series Debuts at SXSW Music Festival

CMA Songwriters Series Debuts at SXSW Music Festival

NASHVILLE – CMA Songwriters Series returned to Austin to make its South by Southwest Music Festival debut at the Paramount Theatre Saturday. 2014 CMA Song of the Year Award winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally were joined by hit songwriter and two-time CMA Awards nominee Josh Osborne to perform for a full house and share stories behind their top songs. More than 60 CMA members and other spec... »

CMA Announces Recipients of 2016 International Awards

CMA Announces Recipients of 2016 International Awards

Kacey Musgraves Receives International Artist Achievement Award in London; Reba Sends Congratulatory Messages to Winners in Canada and the UK NASHVILLE – Following the success of CMA’s involvement in the largest Country Music festival in the U.K. – C2C, Country to County – the Country Music Association announced today the 2016 recipients of the organization’s International Awards. “Advancing Count... »

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 Songwriters Series Travels To Austin For SXSW Debut

CMA Songwriters Series Travels To Austin For SXSW Debut

2014 CMA Song of the Year Award Winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally will be Joined by Hit Songwriter Josh Osborne Musgraves and McAnally to Visit With Local Children on Behalf of the CMA Foundation NASHVILLE – The critically-acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series returns to Austin to make its official South by Southwest Festival debut at the Paramount Theatre Saturday, March 19 (8:00 PM/CT). The ... »

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at 7th Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon

CMA Presents Triple Play Awards at 7th Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon

NASHVILLE – Nashville’s top tunesmiths were recognized today as CMA Triple Play Awards were presented at the Seventh Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Seventeen songwriters received the Award, which is presented to those who pen three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. “Songwriters keep Music City playing and I’m honored to return as host for this important event celebrating this signif... »

“Front and Center’s” All New Season Features CMA Songwriters Series

“Front and Center’s” All New Season Features CMA Songwriters Series

NASHVILLE – 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards and its legacy of creating some of the biggest moments in Country Music history. At the beginning of this historic year, CMA and “Front and Center” join musical forces once again to announce season six of “Front and Center,” which kicks off this month with five all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes featuring Country Music icon Ronnie ... »

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... »

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