Industry Ink: Music Choice, Radio Disney, Carrie Underwood, CMA EDU

Music Choice Adds Santos To Lead Pop, Country, and Kids Formats

Nadine Santos

Nadine Santos

Nadine Santos has been hired to lead Music Choice’s programming team for its pop, country and kids formats. Santos will report to Mic Fox, Director of Programming & Strategy at Music Choice.

Santos worked at Music Choice from 2011-2013 as lead programmer for Music Choice Play linear network. She most recently served as Assistant Program Director/Music Director at 92.3 AMP Radio in New York City where she was responsible for strategic artist initiatives. She started her career out in radio at Power 105.1 in NY during the inaugural launch at the station and also worked at Atlantic Records.

Current rock programmer Gabby Canella, indie programmer Perry Schwartz and new country programmer Evan Levy will report directly to Santos. Santos can be reached at [email protected].

 

Radio Disney Country To Launch Nov. 4

Radio-Disney-Country-LogoRadio Disney Country, a country music-focused destination for families, will launch on Wednesday, Nov. 4 on the Radio Disney App.

The broadcast will originate from the 49th Annual CMA Awards. The Radio Disney Country launch will be hosted by its new on-air personality Betsy Spina (Sirius XM’s “The Highway”).

Among the artists to be featured during the Radio Disney Country launch are Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae, RaeLynn, The Band Perry, and more.

 

Carrie Underwood Celebrates Album Launch

Carrie Underwood celebrated the release of her Storyteller album in New York on Friday morning with a Citi Concert Series performance in Rockefeller Plaza on NBC’s Today. Her interview and performance are available on the Today website here.

Pictured (L-R): Today’s Carson Daly, Tamron Hall, and Savannah Guthrie; Carrie Underwood; and Today’s Al Roker. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Citi.

Pictured (L-R): Today’s Carson Daly, Tamron Hall, and Savannah Guthrie; Carrie Underwood; and Today’s Al Roker. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Citi.

 

Corey Smith Offers Career Wisdom To Students Via CMA EDU

Corey Smith and students at the University of Georgia.

Corey Smith and students at the University of Georgia.

Corey Smith spoke to students at the University of Alabama as part of CMA EDU. The University of Alabama chapter of CMA EDU has more than 30 students interested in pursuing a career in music. Smith spoke of his experience as an artist, life on the road, and took part in a Q&A with students. Before he became a full-time musician, Smith was a high school teacher in Augusta, Ga.

Shawna Bray, President of CMA EDU at the University of Alabama said, “As a chapter, our main goal is to educate students on the various facets of the music industry. We invite industry professionals to speak about their experiences and expose students to new opportunities. We are excited to host Corey Smith, because as both an educator and an artist, he is relatable to students and has a unique perspective we know will be invaluable to our members.”

Smith said, “As a former educator, I always enjoy opportunities to talk about my experience in the music industry in an academic environment. I support the mission of programs like CMA EDU wholeheartedly, and am honored they have invited me to spend some time with students at the University of Alabama.”

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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