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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... »

CMA Presents Inaugural J. William Denny Award To Its Namesake

CMA Presents Inaugural J. William Denny Award To Its Namesake

NASHVILLE – CMA presented the inaugural J. William Denny Award to its namesake Tuesday during the quarterly meeting of the CMA Board of Directors in Nashville. “It’s been a pleasure to watch the Country Music Association grow to international prominence while keeping focused on its primary function of promoting Country Music,” said Bill Denny. “The music created by Nashville’s talented songwriters... »

CMA Moves to New Music Row Headquarters

CMA Moves to New Music Row Headquarters

NASHVILLE — The Country Music Association made the move this weekend to its new Music Row headquarters at 35 Music Square East (35 MSE). Staff members pitched in during the process, diligently packing and relocating to the new office.  CMA had occupied its former building at One Music Circle South since 1991, when there were only 15 full time staff members, one annual television program, and Fan F... »

Cam and Industry Executives Give Students Valuable Insight During CMA EDU Executive Summit

Cam and Industry Executives Give Students Valuable Insight During CMA EDU Executive Summit

NASHVILLE — More than 60 college students representing 21 CMA EDU chapters from across the country gathered in Nashville Monday and Tuesday for the third CMA EDU Executive Summit. Country star Cam, CMA Board member Virginia Davis, and Borman Entertainment’s Cameo Carlson were among the featured speakers.  During her panel Tuesday, Cam was joined by staff from Sony Music Nashville and Creativ... »

CMA Announces New Hires

CMA Announces New Hires

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the addition of Kevin Coffey as Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships; Courtney Ledford as Senior Manager of Market Research; Chris Harrington as Manager of Event Ticketing; Angela Roland as Awards and Industry Relations Assistant; and Kathy Gillihan as Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. Ledford joins CMA on the heels of five years i... »

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... »

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