Industry Ink (3-5-13)

Cumulus LogoCumulus Media has appointed Steve Shaw as Sr. VP, National Sales. Shaw, formerly president of KATZ Radio Group, will oversee national ad sales for the company in his new role. The company has 525 owned-and-operated stations in 110 markets nationwide.

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crsThis year’s Country Radio Seminar experience a 3 percent increase in attendance, compared to CRS 2012. This is the fifth consecutive year the event experienced a growth in attendee numbers. A total of 2,995 registrants attended this year’s event, held Feb. 27-March 1 at the Nashville Convention Center. That figure includes 2,276 full registrants and 719 participant registrants (attendees that register for individual CRS events or purchase single day passes only).

Bill Mayne, CRS Executive Director stated, “The industry has been very positive about this year’s Country Radio Seminar. With the introduction of new and additional special events this year, there was a new enthusiasm surrounding the event. We have already put on our thinking caps for CRS 2014.”

CRS 2014 will be held on February 18 – 22, 2014 in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Registration for next years Seminar will open July 1, 2013.
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tin pan south 2013Tin Pan South Fast-Access Passes go on sale today (March 5) at 10 a.m. CT.  To purchase tickets, visit http://tinpansouth.com/2013/tickets.html. Tin Pan South will take place April 2 – April 6 at nine venues around Music City. In addition to bypassing the cover charge at the door, passes also allow advance seating over those purchasing tickets at the door.

For the schedule and other festival information, go to tinpansouth.com.

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nashville songwriters festivalThe 11th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival will take place May 30-June 2 in Nashville. The event will feature songwriter performances at various venues in the Music Row area, networking parties and “Speak With A Pro” mentoring sessions. The festival is open to novices and professionals. For more information, visit www.SongWritersFestival.org or call (615) 424-1491.
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SOURCE, an organization of women executives in Nashville’s music industry, welcomed Randy Goodman as a guest speaker at their monthly members’ luncheon held at ASCAP on Feb. 28. Goodman is the co-chair of the Music City Music Council, an association of business leaders charged by the Mayor with developing strategies toward heightening the awareness and development of Nashville as THE global Music City. A Nashville native, Goodman started Nashville-based Lyric Street Records for the Walt Disney Co., in 1997 and served as president until the record label closed in 2010.
Pictured (L-R): Debbie Carroll (Exec. Dir. MusiCares), Randy Goodman (Co-Chair Music City Music Council), Sally Williams (GM Ryman Auditorium), Stacey Schlitz (Schlitz Law). Photo:  Denise Fussell

Pictured (L-R): Debbie Carroll (Exec. Dir. MusiCares), Randy Goodman (Co-Chair Music City Music Council), Sally Williams (GM Ryman Auditorium), Stacey Schlitz (Schlitz Law). Photo: Denise Fussell

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