CMA Sets New Webinar Series

The CMA is launching a new webinar series beginning today (Oct. 30) offering new educational programming for its members and the music community at large as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to alter the entertainment industry. The free series is designed to further provide resources and guidance to industry members as many continue to navigate the difficulties surrounding the pandemic.

CMA developed this virtual programming in direct response to feedback received from its members, and topics will range from job placement assistance, health insurance guidance, financial planning, and preparations for reopening live events, to how music can aid recovery efforts on a local level and the scientific progress related to finding a COVID-19 treatment. While each webinar is free, registration is required, and due to high demand, CMA expects each live webinar to reach a maximum capacity.

Among the series speakers will be Shain Shapiro PhD, Founder and CEO of Sound Diplomacy, walking through the Music Cities Resilience Handbook, their CARESForMusic initiative, the role of cities, local government and local policies on enhancing and speeding up recovery, and how music can influence our cities, towns and places and benefit from recovery planning across the country; and Dennis Freeman, Founder & Special Event Producer and Erin Regrutto, Senior Event Manager from Freeman Enterprises walking industry members through the necessary actions to prepare for reopening or modifying your event. and much more.

In addition to the complimentary programming, CMA will host its Annual Meeting of the Members on Thursday, Dec. 10, where CMA senior staff will address key issues the industry continues to face. Music and entertainment industry professionals are encouraged to utilize CMA’s COVID-19 Resources Page, which is regularly updated with new resources and updated information to meet industry needs and help overcome challenges that many continue to face.

See the full programming schedule and registration links below.

CAREER SPA: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR YOUR CAREER? 
Presented by Thomas Darrow, Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC
Friday, Nov. 6 at 11:00 AM/CT

REGISTER HERE

Learn about the valuable tools and techniques available for guiding individuals in finding the appropriate job opportunities based on career tenure, skills and current needs.

WHAT THE HEALTH! 
Presented by Tatum Hauck Allsep, Founder/CEO or Music Health Alliance
Monday, Nov. 9 at 12:00 PM/CT 

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Learn about your 2021 health insurance options along with what to watch for before enrolling in a plan.  Get your questions answered so you will be prepared to have the health plan that best suits you. Open Enrollment runs from Nov. 1, 2020 – Dec. 15, 2020 for a Jan. 1, 2021 start date.

PROTECTING YOUR FINANCES DURING COVID 
Presented by Nicole Dunigan and Andy Moats of Pinnacle Bank
Monday, Nov. 16 at 1:00 PM/CT 

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As the industry continues to struggle during the pandemic, we feel that it is imperative to present resources to our industry that will help protect and manage finances during this time of uncertainty.

THE MUSIC CITIES RESILIENCE HANDBOOK AND COVID RECOVERY 
Presented by Shain Shapiro PhD, Founder and CEO of Sound Diplomacy
Friday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 AM/CT

REGISTER HERE

Join us as we welcome Sound Diplomacy, global thought leaders in music cities economics and cultural planning, to discuss COVID recovery efforts and what it could mean for you. Shain will walk through the Music Cities Resilience Handbook, their CARESForMusic initiative, the role of cities, local government and local policies on enhancing and speeding up recovery, how music can influence our cities, towns and places and benefit from recovery planning across the country.

REOPENING YOUR EVENT IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 
Presented by Dennis Freeman and Erin Regrutto of Freeman Enterprises
Friday, Dec. 4 at 11:00 AM/CT 

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Join Dennis Freeman, Founder & Special Event Producer and Erin Regrutto, Senior Event Manager from Freeman Enterprises as they walk you through the necessary actions to prepare for reopening or modifying your event. Here is your chance to hear from two industry leaders who between them have completed the World Health Organization’s Public Health Preparedness for Mass Gatherings, the Event Safety Alliance’s Event Safety Access Training, FEMA’s National Incident Management Systems, FEMA’s Orientation to FEMA Logistics and contributed to the Event Safety Alliance’s Reopening Guide.

MANAGING YOUR FINANCIAL HEALTH DURING COVID AND THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS 
Presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners
Monday, Dec. 7 at 3:00 PM/CT

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Despite the slow reopening of the U.S. economy now underway, surveys show that most people are more concerned about their health and their financial well-being. Together, we will look at options to ease financial anxiety, revisit wealth plans and leave you the resources to Manage Your Financial Health During COVID and Through the Holidays.

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS 
Presented by CMA Board Chairman Kurt Johnson and CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 AM/CT

Join CMA for a re-envisioned Annual Meeting of the Members. While we are not able to meet in person, our virtual meeting will still deliver all pertinent information necessary for our members. CMA senior staff will report on important subject matter and address key issues facing our industry now more than ever.

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