Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

New Faces of Country Music® Dinner and Performance

Sponsored by ACM & St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
*Performances powered by Live Nation

 In 2017, Country radio was privileged to introduce to the world some of the best new music talent, and tonight we’re honored by performances by some of the top New Faces of Country Music®. Appearing tonight will be Micheal Ray (Warner Music Nashville), Carly Pearce (BMLG), Lauren Alaina (UMG Nashville), Luke Combs  (Columbia Nashville), and  Midland (BMLG).

Award Presentation by Country Aircheck.

*All seats are assigned

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Broadway Ballroom

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Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

New Faces Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by CAA
Performance by Jameson Rogers
Drink tickets provided by City National Bank

CRS networking just isn’t complete until we gather one last time for some mixing and music as we prepare to honor the CRS 2018 New Faces of Country Music®.

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Broadway Pre-Function

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Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

Radio 2025: The Future is Now

Radio 2025 will be a spirited and positive discussion about the future of our industry from both the talent and programming/product side. This panel will send attendees away with new ideas and a clearer vision of what they can and should be doing right now to “futureproof” their careers. We’ll accomplish this through our distinguished panel of real- thought leaders from the industry and those that have an instrumental role in the development of the technological landscape that radio will be competing in, directly pertaining to in-car listening.

Benefits:

  • Educate programmers on how to think from a hardware prospective
  • See real examples of what in-car listening will look like in a few years
  • Programming ideas and techniques both present and future
  • Understand the necessity of brand recall is back

Moderator: Bob Richards/ Emmis

Panelists:

  • Pat Paxton/ Entercom
  • Rod Phillips/ iHeartmedia
  • Mike Mcvay/Cumulus
  • Larry Miller/ NYU

*Lucchese Boot Giveaway after panel - be sure to drop your card in the boot!

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends D-G

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Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

Interactive Learning Workshop #3: Video Creation for Radio People

Quick and simple video editing is quickly becoming a necessary skill. Videographer, Rob Chianelli’s “Doug the Pug” videos have been viewed more than one billion times. Rob will give a simple explanation and demonstration of his video production process and workflow, followed by recommendations for mobile apps, resources, and production instructions. Beginners and novices to video production are welcome.

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Broadway Pre-Function, Encore Stage

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Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

You Are A Brand: How to Build a Fan Base You Can Monetize

Panelists will detail how to build and expand personalities' and stations' fan bases across multiple platforms, including social media and beyond. The session will focus on utilizing off-air platforms to grow on-air revenue with newly branded marketing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on activating an audience via Facebook Live and other social media platforms, on-location appearances, on-air endorsements, and branded promotions and giveaways, as well as monetizing those efforts via new media revenue streams and sponsorship tied to a personality brand or station identity. This panel will study the cycle of personality and station identity development as it leads to branding, which helps to build a fan base, which can be activated to increase revenues in an ever-changing media landscape.

Benefits:

  • Build a multi-platform fan base
  • Engage audiences across multi media
  • Increase revenue
  • Gain brand loyalty

Moderator:
Becky Brenner/AO&B

Panelists:

  • Bobby Bones/iHeartMedia
  • John Zarling/Sony Music Nashville EVP/Marketing & New Business
  • Joey Tack/Scripps Rhythmic Top 40 WKHT/Knoxville PD/Brand Manager
  • Mandy McCormack/Pearl Records

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends A-C

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Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

Social Media Headshots

Sponsored by the Texas A&M Digital Media Research and Development Lab

Stop by and get an updated headshot for your LinkedIn, Facebook, and/or Instagram profile!

*One retouched image will be delivered to the email address you submitted through your survey in approximately 2-3 weeks.

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends Hallway

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Feb
7
11:00 AM11:00

Podcasting: Where the Passion Pays Off

This panel will educate attendees on what it takes for a podcast to succeed, generate revenue, and extend your brand and bond with your listeners.

 Benefits:

  • Who should do podcasts
  • How to make money with podcasts
  • Who’s making money?
  • How can it be sold effectively? Effective spots
  • Podcasting as an opportunity for true creativity
  • Without all-night and weekend shifts available, using podcasts to develop young and creative talent

Moderator: Tom Baldrica/ Midwest Communications

Panelists:

  • Chris Peterson/iHeartMedia
  • Rachel Belle/KIRO Seattle
  • Steve Goldstein/Amplifi Media

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends A-C

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Feb
7
11:00 AM11:00

The Matrix of the Metrics, How to Make Sense of All this Data

Charts, call out research, online research, sales info, streams, Shazams - with all the data out there, how do we interpret it? What stats are really useful in helping us determine what to play? This panel will have three experts explain the metrics of data, how to access it, and how it helps them identify characteristics of a hit song to help build a strong current to recurrent to gold list. 

Benefits:

  • Report on the second annual PD/MD Music Decision Survey, which examines which factors have the most and least influence on decisions regarding new adds and increased spins.
  • Identify which Country reporting stations have “golden ears” – a combination of being early on singles that become No. 1 hits nationally, as well as being the most selective–information that has never been reported before. 

  • Provide updated correlations between various levels of streaming activity, Pandora rankings and Shazam tagging and the national outcomes on more than two years of charted Country singles. 

Supervisor: Greg Frey

Moderator: RJ Curtis/All Access

Panelists:

  • Jeff Green-/Partner-Stone Door Media
  • Katie Dean/ VP Promotions UMG Nashville
  • Michael Levine/ KKGO Radio

 

*Lucchese Boot Giveaway after panel - be sure to drop your card in the boot!

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends D-G

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Feb
7
to Feb 8

Rebel Engine Lobby Bar

Come hang at the Rebel Engine Lobby Bar between sessions and events.  Enjoy beer, wine, spirits and the Stephanie Quayle signature "Selfish Whiskey Sour" cocktail!

*Cash bar open 11am-2am

And stop by to enter for a chance to win the Regions Cruiser Bicycle!

Location:  Omni Lobby

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Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Hocatt USA

What is a HOCATT™ you ask?  The HOCATT™ is the most complete and trusted ozone steam sauna in the world!

The HOCATT™ Ozone Sauna provides wellness, beauty, anti-aging and performance enhancement without ever having to step foot out of the unit. With each 25 to 30-minute session, clients receive scientifically proven modalities that provide advanced detox and oxygenation, beauty and anti-aging benefits, athletic improvement, and an overall improvement of wellness and vitality. It’s exactly what you have been looking for – wellness simplified. 

Only have a few minutes? Check out the HU=GO, which Tony Robbins uses every morning for his daily dose of energy.  And to complete your wellness experience,  build your core with the All Core 360 - a machine that will make you feel like you've held an hour long plank in only 10 minutes!

Email Megan Zarling at megan@hocattusa.com to schedule your appointment, or stop by Mockingbird #2 to experience these revolutionary machines yourself. 

Wellness made simple. Energy that lasts.

Location: Omni, Level 3, Mockingbird 2

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Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

No Artists, No Problem: Revenue Generating Ideas

Sponsored by Sun Broadcast Group

Become more than just another country station for your audience and your clients!  Join us for a fresh look at non-traditional revenue.  Real life case studies, beyond getting a band to win the hearts and minds of your audience and lift your bottom line.  An in-depth look at the lifestyle, trends, and spending habits of the 2018 country music fan and thought-starters for programs, events, and cause marketing to engage them.

Benefits:

  • Getting into the hearts and minds of your audience
  • Specific examples of lifestyle driven programs
  • New ways to generate revenue outside of a show
  • Cause Marketing= Connecting to generate NTR

Panelists:

  • Beverlee Brannigan / E.W. Scripps Company (Moderator)
  • Sarah Harris/Emmis
  • Dan Lawrie/Cox
  • Matt Yazge/Nielsen Music

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends A-C

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Feb
7
9:30 AM09:30

Social Media Headshots

Sponsored by the Texas A&M Digital Media Research and Development Lab

Stop by and get an updated headshot for your LinkedIn, Facebook, and/or Instagram profile!

*One retouched image will be delivered to the email address you submitted through your survey in approximately 2-3 weeks.

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends Hallway

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Feb
7
9:30 AM09:30

MV2 Entertainment

MV2 Artist Meet & Greet featuring Terry McBride, David Fanning, Nora Collins, & Eric Dodd - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Terry McBride's "Boots Off" Shoe Shine Stand - 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Omni, Level 2, Grandview Terrace

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Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00

Featured Speaker: Talent Coaching with Randy Lane

2017 brought big changes to the world – and has resulted in big changes to content on morning radio. What worked in the past may not work any longer, and surprising new shifts have taken place in audience preferences.

Talent coach Randy Lane delves into the power of story and serial content that drives time-spent-listening 2018. Discover how to create content that addresses America’s desire to escape the fatiguing negative news cycle. Learn the new ways to schedule benchmarks today.

Your takeaways will also include:
·  Morning shows 2018 can remain topical with the decline of TV viewership and pop culture news.
·  Techniques to attract and maintain your short attention span audience
·  The necessity of on-demand content.
·  The importance of pre-produced content.
·  The changing perceptions of female air talent.

Location:  Omni, Level 2, Legends D-G

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