Country Radio Seminar 2010 kicks off this Wednesday, February 24, 2010.
One of the largest media gatherings of any kind, each spring this Nashville convention and trade show brings together nearly 1,000 delegates from Country Radio with 1,000 music industry professionals for three days of “growth through sharing.” Radio attendees include Program Directors, General Managers, Promotion Managers, Sales Executives and Air Talent. (description taken from crb.org)
Locally referred to as CRS, this musical meeting of the minds is a networking goldmine for aspiring artists, musicians, radio hopefuls, song pluggers, songwriters, etc… CRS is likened to a country music homecoming party at night with trend seminars, interviews, etc. during the day. If you are serious about your career in country music, you must get out and about with this decision making crowd.
CRS is an initiative of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization founded in 1969 by Tom McEntee. CRB is the principal entity that brings Country radio together with the Country music industry for learning opportunities that promote growth. Each year, the CRB advances the knowledge of thousands of professionals who partcipate in our live events, as well as additional thousands who visit our website. All major radio groups, both Country music trade organizations, all three music licensing organizations, as well as independent industry professionals are involved in CRB activities. The CRB is not a membership organization, and so, therefore does not collect dues. It relies on proceeds from its’ initiatives for funding. The CRB accepts donations, which can be directed for a specific purpose, such as the Country Music Disc Jockey and Radio Hall of Fame, or the CRB Scholarship Fund.
CRS officially kicks off Wednesday morning at 9:30am with a key note speech delivered by our very own, Franklin based radio personality, economist, and author Dave Ramsey.
You can be a paid attendee with proper credentials or just show up at night free of charge to network. Whatever level you choose to be at – you need to be there. During the scheduled events that take place during the day (you must register for these) members of the music industry attend sessions on everything from Label Partnerships to Ratings to Live Performances. This is also the time of year columnists conduct interviews round the clock collecting content for the bulk of their year.
Continue on to the tips and things to remember in part two