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CRS App Now Available for CRS 2017

The official mobile app for Country Radio Seminar is now available for download on iPhone (link here) and Android mobile (link here) devices. The CRS 2017 app, powered by Country Aircheck, provides attendees with an expanded CRS agenda, panel descriptions, speaker bios, integrated calendar upgrades, CRS after-hour activities, CRS TV video clips and other event news. Users can create their own customized CRS schedule, rate the panels, and post updates and reviews directly to their social media profiles. Individuals that already have the CRS 2016 app on their mobile device, the CRS 2017 is available simply by updating the app.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2017 is set for Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Nashville. Registration for Country Radio Seminar 2017 is available at at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Follow CRS on Facebook, Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2017) and Instagram.

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  Staff   Mar 22, 2017   Country, News   0 Comment   Read More

CRS 2017 RESEARCH PRESENTATION TO EXPLORE THE MOBILIZATION OF COUNTRY RADIO

Edison Research and Mobile Expert, Tim Hayden, Slated to Present Findings

In association with Edison Research, Country Radio Seminar will present newfound research on the continued advancement and popularity of mobilized music options available to listeners. Country radio listeners are loyal to Country radio stations, however with the popularity of smartphone applications, where listeners can stream, listen and interact with artists directly, this is effecting the impact radio has on its faithful yet distracted audience.

“The Mobilization of Country Radio” is scheduled for February 23rd and will be presented by Edison’s Larry Rosin, Tom Webster and Megan Lazovick, as well as mobile expert Tim Hayden, co-author of “The Mobile Commerce Revolution.”

With mobile devices playing a central role in so many lives, how do Country listeners compare to those of other formats? How is the smartphone changing the way that users listen to radio and consume music? What else are they using those devices for, and how can radio capitalize on those behaviors. Edison Research surveyed and conducted one-on-one interviews with 1,500 participants to investigate their mobile-usage habits as well as observed a day-in-the-life to fully understand a typical day’s mobile usage and to “put a face with the phone.”

The panel, coined “The Mobilization of Country Radio,” will explore the diversity of radio usage, streaming behaviors, and online music consumption of today’s Country music fans. The panel dives deep into tracking mobile usage across a variety of categories. Country radio is more than just the music played, understanding and applying that knowledge of how listeners incorporate radio on-the-go, will substantially ease the disconnect between traditional radio and the advancement of mobile listening, giving programmers an advantage in how to engage their audiences going forward.

To review more of this year’s agenda, please visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com or download the CRS mobile app. As in previous years, the CRS app provides attendees with an expanded CRS agenda, panel descriptions, speaker bios, live performances, CRS after-hour activities and more.

Registration for Country Radio Seminar 2017 is available at at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

A limited number of Omni Nashville rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2017 is set for Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Nashville. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Follow CRS on Facebook, Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2017) and Instagram.

About Edison Research: Edison Research conducts survey research and provides strategic information to radio stations, television stations, newspapers, cable networks, record labels, Internet companies and a broad range of other organizations. Edison Research is the sole provider of election exit poll data for six major news organizations: ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC and the Associated Press. Edison Research works with many of the largest American radio ownership groups, including Entercom, Clear Channel, Hubbard, CBS Radio, Bonneville and Dial Global; and also conducts strategic and opinion research for a broad array of companies including Time Warner, Google, Yahoo!, Sony Music, the Voice of America, See Saw Networks and Zenithmedia. Edison Research has a 17-year history of thought-leadership in media research and has provided services to successful media properties in South America, Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe.

  Staff   Mar 22, 2017   Country, News   0 Comment   Read More

Amazon Music’s Ryan Redington Announced as Featured Speaker for CRS 2017

Director of Amazon Music, Ryan Redington, has been announced as a Country Radio Seminar 2017 featured speaker. Redington will speak on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. and will discuss the innovative approach Amazon uses through their progressive services and consumer relations.

Throughout his time at Amazon, Redington has overseen the launch of two Amazon Music streaming services—Amazon Music Unlimited in October 2016 and Prime Music in June 2014. Redington also spearheaded Amazon’s exclusive deal with Garth Brooks, to bring the country superstar’s music catalog to streaming for the first time ever. Redington began his Amazon career working on the video team, before joining music where he worked as a category leader in physical before digital and streaming.

“Ryan will be providing us a very candid, unique look inside the intellectual perspective of one of the country’s most innovative retailers, products, and consumer services,” said Bill Mayne, Executive Director of CRS. “This is an hour at CRS not to miss!”

Ryan Redington’s appearance is one of many highlights scheduled for CRS 2017. To view an advance agenda, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

Registration for Country Radio Seminar 2017 increases to $699 this Friday, January 13. Individuals who have not registered, but are planning to attend, are encouraged to register today at the $599 rate, which is a $100 savings, at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

A limited number of Omni Nashville rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2017 is set for Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Nashville. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Follow CRS on Facebook, Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2017) and Instagram.

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  Staff   Mar 22, 2017   Country, News   0 Comment   Read More