CRS recently announced the launch of a new series, “CRS Heads Of State,” that will occur during CRS ’22 (Feb. 23-25, 2022). Featuring a mix of the industry’s most prominent leaders and highest-profile CEOs, including Caroline Beasley (CEO/Beasley), Ginny Morris (CEO/Hubbard), Bob Profitt (CEO/Alpha Media), and Bill Wilson (CEO/Townsquare) representing radio; Scott Borchetta (President/CEO, BMLG), Mike Dungan (Chairman/CEO, UMG), John Esposito (Chairman/CEO, WMN), Randy Goodman (Chairman/CEO, Sony), and Jon Loba (President, BMG) representing record label; and Joel Denver (All Access Media Group), Erica Farber (RAB), Lon Helton (Country Aircheck/Country Countdown USA), and Mike McVay (McVay Media) serving as moderators, the “CRS Heads Of State Series” will usher attendees into the corner office of the biggest radio and label companies for daily exclusive, one-on-one conversations.
Each conversation will share unique insight and global perspective on the current status of the music and broadcast businesses, how they have emerged post-pandemic, and ways their respective companies plan to achieve continued success in the near future. Each day of CRS will start and end with one of these impactful conversations, which are sure to trigger fascinating CRS ’22 hallway chatter.
CRS Executive Director, RJ Curtis, commented, “In just two eventful, arduous years, the Country music industry has undergone disruption, challenges, revival, and innovation that have and will continue to reshape the world and our business as we know it. It’s time to hear what insights leaders of our genre – the ‘Heads Of State’ – have to say about all that, to share what they know, and forecast where all of us are headed. CRS is the ideal venue for these candid conversations, and we’ll do it one-on-one every day at CRS ’22. Do not miss these important sessions!”
The announcement of the new series comes before registration for CRS ’22 opens on August 17. Registration will open at 10 a.m. CT at the Early Bird Rate of $549 per person and will be available for purchase at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Effective August 19, the rate will increase to $649 per person. Following the success and popularity of CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience, CRS will also be offering a virtual track featuring livestream sessions and on-demand content from the 3-day event. Musical performances will only be available in-person and not available through the virtual experience. The Early Bird rate for a CRS Virtual pass is $99 per person, and effective August 19, the rate will increase to $129 per person. In-person ticket holders will also be provided access to the virtual track.
A ticket to the annual New Faces of Country Music® Showcase is only included with in-person registration packages and will only be available until full capacity is reached. New Faces tickets are limited, and in previous years, they have reached capacity within hours of being on sale. Anyone interested in a New Faces ticket is encouraged to register at 10 a.m. CT on Aug. 17.
CRS host hotel, Omni Nashville Hotel, will be accepting reservations starting Aug. 17. A link to make reservations will be available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.