Conference Roundup 2016: CRS, Music Biz, ASCAP EXPO

CRS and CMHoF Partner For Reception and Tour Experience

CRS 2016Country Radio Seminar (CRS) and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHoF) will partner to offer CRS 2016 attendees a private reception and free tour of the museum on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 5-7 p.m. Opportunities to interact with museum representatives during the reception will be available in addition to learning opportunities for radio stations to partner with the museum year-round.

This keystone event is one of the many new events planned to launch “The New CRS Experience.” In addition, CRS attendees can visit the museum on Monday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. CRS 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10 at the Omni Hotel. The $529 regular registration rate is now available at

Sam Hunt to Receive Breakthrough Artist Award at Music Biz 2016

Sam Hunt performs Song of the Year "Leave the Night On" at ASCAP's Awards.

Sam Hunt performs Song of the Year “Leave the Night On” at ASCAP’s Awards.

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will honor rising country star Sam Hunt with its Breakthrough Artist Award at the annual Music Biz Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

Past winners include Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Emeli Sandé, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, and Carrie Underwood.

Registration for Music Biz 2016’s May 16-18 conference is available with early bird discounts until March 11 at








ASCAP’s California EXPO to Feature Ashley Gorley and Adele Co-Writer

AscapASCAP has announced Ashley Gorley, three-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year, and Greg Kurstin, co-writer and producer for Adele’s “Hello” will each host a master session and share their personal experiences at the 11th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, April 28-30, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

In addition, the EXPO will offer a conversation between Nate Ruess, songwriter and vocalist for the Grammy-winning group fun., and ASCAP President and Hall of Fame songwriter Paul Williams. A special appearance by Salt-N-Pepa‘s Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Cheryl “Salt” James and Dee Dee “DJ Spinderella” Roper will be featured for a discussion about music, lives and careers. To register for the conference, visit


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