New Agenda Streamlined, More Accommodating for All Radio Markets, Music Industry Attendees
(Nashville, TN – August 17, 2009) Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has overhauled and streamlined the agenda for Country Radio Seminar® 41, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2010, at the Nashville Convention Center.
There are several changes to the CRS 41 agenda. This year’s topics stress relevant and usable information that can be applied in all radio station markets, regardless of size. In the past, panels were tailored to small, medium or large markets; this year each panel will apply to all market sizes and the music industry as well. The single day Sales panels have been redistributed this year throughout the three days of the seminar. Additionally, no more than three panels are being held simultaneously at any time during CRS 41.
“We listened to many of the suggestions we received after last year’s CRS, and one of the most popular requests we had was that there were so many panels to attend, it was hard to choose which ones to go to,” says KUPL’s John Paul, CRB Agenda Chair. “So, this year we made a conscious effort to reassess our agenda and structure it in such a way that would allow attendees to see more of the panels.”
Country Radio Seminar provides valuable opportunities for attendees to engage and network with others in their field, enjoy musical performances from superstars and up-and-coming acts and attend dozens of panels and exhibits that address today’s most relevant topics in a Country radio’s rapidly changing industry.
A sneak peek at this year’s agenda highlights follows:
Wednesday, Feb. 24: Wednesday features the anticipated, to-be-announced Keynote Speaker, followed by the Universal Music Group luncheon and label showcase, the songwriter event KCRS Live!, the return of the Artist/Attendee Welcome Reception and the popular Music City JamTM, hosted this year by Taylor Swift and sponsored by the Academy of Country Music. Notable panels on Wednesday include Bob Rosner’s “Workplace 911″ and “The Taylor Effect,” a look at the marketing strategies that have been successful for modern superstar Taylor Swift.
Thursday, Feb. 25: Thursday’s agenda consolidates many of the panels formerly identified as “Track” panels and implements more accessible information that can be used by all attendees. Examples include: “So You Think You Know How to Do An Artist Interview? You’re Wrong!” “The Great Playlist Debate: Can Passive Be Passionate?” and a special research project. Other events during the day include Sony Music Entertainment’s luncheon and showcase, BMI/Country Aircheck’s WCRS Live! and a host of other informative discussion panels.
Friday, Feb. 26: Friday kicks off with the newly renamed Power Breakfast (formerly Manager’s Breakfast), followed by the Capitol luncheon and showcase. Panels on Friday cover a broad range of interests, including sales, new media, promotions and a yet-to-be-named “Hot Topic” panel. Notable panels already confirmed include: “PPM Affects Every Facet of Our Industry, and This Means You!” “Arbitron vs. Nielsen” and “51 Great Promotional Ideas in 50 Minutes.” CRS 41 closes with the highly anticipated New Faces of Country Music® Show and Dinner. Performers have yet to be announced.
A detailed schedule of CRS 41′s Agenda and confirmed panelists can be viewed at the Country Radio Broadcasters website: www.CRB.org. CRB, Inc. reserves the right to modify or change the agenda as speakers and panelists are added or removed and topics are defined.
Early bird and installment plan registration is currently available online at www.CRB.org or by contacting the Country Radio Broadcasters at 615-327-4487. Follow CRS 41 on Facebook, or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/OfficialCRS.
* Agenda Subject to Change
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format. More information may be obtained at: www.CRB.org or at the CRB office at 615-327-4487.
The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the country music industry. Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.