Industry Ink: SESAC Nashville Music Awards, CRS, iHeartRadio

SESAC Sets Date For 2016 Nashville Music Awards


The 2016 SESAC Nashville Music Awards will kick off CMA week on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

The invitation-only event will honor the most popular songs of 2016 with special awards being presented to the Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year. The awards feature performances by many hit songwriters and artists.


2017 CRS New Faces Show Sold Out

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Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces of Country Music Show has sold out for 2017. This marks the second consecutive year the show has sold out the day tickets became available.

A special $429 rate, which was available in a limited quantity, sold out in record time. Registration is now available at the “Early Bird” rate of $529. Registrations are available for purchase at Country Radio Seminar 2017 is set for Feb. 22-24, 2017 and will be held in at the luxurious Omni Nashville, in the heart of downtown Nashville.


iHeartMedia Partners With NPR

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iHeartMedia has announced an agreement with NPR that will allow its Member stations to make their live News Talk programming available via iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service.

Through this agreement, more than 260 NPR Member stations will have the opportunity to stream their live programming on iHeartRadio, which is available across more than 80 unique device platforms including in-home entertainment, wearables, gaming consoles, enhanced auto dashboards and more. iHeartRadio has over a billion app downloads, more than 85 million registered users and its network reaches more than 85 million social followers offering these public radio stations the ability to reach millions of new listeners nationwide.

In support of the public radio mission, all stations that join iHeartRadio will also have access to fifty percent of their individual iHeartRadio landing page’s digital banner inventory to encourage listeners to donate and directly support the station’s public programming.


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