Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Country music Hispanic study presentation scheduled for March 1

Country Radio Seminar 38 offers education, networking in one-day package

In an effort to open its doors to those who normally could not commit to the three full days of Country Radio Seminar 38 (CRS-38), Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. (CRB) is once again offering attendees the option of purchasing the Spring Town Meeting package.

The Spring Town Meeting, sponsored by BMI, will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2007. This special offer is specifically designed to give music industry professionals the opportunity to participate in a portion of the convention at a nominal cost. The initiative will include a panel discussion, performances and great networking opportunities.

Registration for the Spring Town Meeting package is only $85 until February 2, 2007. The on-site price after February 2 will be $110. The package will encompass the following segments:

Hispanic Study Presentation (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) - The results from the first-ever study of Hispanic Americans and their relationship with Country Radio and Country Music are in! The study analyzes Census statistics and Arbitron data, combined with an original nationally sampled survey of Hispanic Americans and one-on-one in-depth interviews with Hispanics aged 12-49.

No Holds Barred (Rap Session) (3:15 PM - 4:10 PM) - Sit back and relax for an open, honest discussion with the gatekeepers in YOUR business. Bob Kingsley of Bob Kingsley's Top 40 asks the questions as Scott Lindy/Sirius Satellite, Mike Dungan/Capitol Nashville, Luke Lewis/UMG, Charlie Cook/Cumulus Media and Clay walker/Curb/Asylum sit at the bar and share their thoughts and concerns on Country's past, present and future.

BMI WCRS LIVE! (4:15 PM - 5:45 PM) - Co-sponsored by Country Aircheck, this showcase will feature acoustic performances by top singer/song-writers Sarah Buxton, Pat Green, Mac Davis and the show's host, Jeffrey Steele.

BMI Exhibit Area Networking Hour (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) - Thursday Happy Hour is directly after WCRS Live! in the Exhibit Area.

"Country radio remains the primary source of exposure for Country songs, recordings and artists. Country Radio Broadcasters is providing this low cost way for all those in the Country Music industry who cannot attend the entire Country Radio Seminar to interact with radio stations who attend from all over America," said Ed Salamon, Country Radio Broadcasters' Executive Director. "I often hear misconceptions repeated about how radio selects and programs its music, and The Spring Town Meeting is an excellent opportunity for writers, producers, artists and others to talk directly to radio. This year's Spring Town Meeting attendees will also be the first in the industry to hear about the Country Radio Broadcasters' new study opportunities for Country music with Hispanics."

CRS-38 will be held February 28 through March 2, 2007 at the Nashville Convention Center. To register for the Spring Town Meeting package, and for complete seminar information, contact CRB, Inc. at 615.327.4487 or by visiting Country Radio Seminar is a registered trademark of Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.

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