Industry Ink: CRS, Catch This Music, Nashville Rising Star Contest

CRS To Present “CRS Futuri Tech Breakfast”

crs 2015Country Radio Seminar will present the “CRS Futuri Tech Breakfast” on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. in Room 211-212 at the Nashville Convention Center.

The session is an open breakfast discussion of the industry’s tech thought leaders. Questions such as “How will you measure your revenue and engagement success on social and mobile in 2015?” as well as “How do you know you’re ‘moving the needle’ on social and mobile in a meaningful way for your company?” will be discussed. The event will also discuss goal setting and compensation for your sellers, brand managers, and digital team.

“This session is designed to create an open forum for broadcasters and marketers to compare notes on social and mobile strategy, discuss the future of digital for country music fans, and gather new ideas for their local markets,” said CRS Executive Director, Bill Mayne.


Catch This Music Adds Audio Engineer/Catalog Manager

Jared Conrad

Jared Conrad

Catch This Music has added Jared Conrad as an audio engineer and catalog manager.

Conrad earned an associate degree in audio engineering technology as well as a Pro Tools HD10 210 operators license through Avid. He later attended Belmont University to earn a BBA degree, and interned for eight months at Catch This Music.


Nashville Rising Star Songwriting Competition Launches in March

nashville rising starFranklin, Tenn.’s Wild Wing Cafe will host the next series of the songwriter open mic contest, Nashville Rising Star. The event was created by Keith and Sue Mohr. The contest will begin Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m., and will be held on Wednesdays for a total of nine weeks. Each of the seven preliminary rounds feature up to 20 songwriters who each perform one song. At each preliminary round, the audience votes for their favorite writer/song and a panel of industry judges also select their favorite song. Each preliminary winner receives a $25 Wild Wing Cafe gift certificate.

During the final round, held April 29 at 7 p.m., four finalists will perform four songs each. The grand prize winner will be selected from a combination of industry and audience votes, and will receive $500 cash from Wild Wing Cafe, as well as other prizes from event sponsors.

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