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Wednesday, May 13 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Country Music Meetup

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Country music continues its widespread popularity and ranks as one of today's healthiest music genres. From coast to coast, across income brackets, demographics, and in big and small towns, it is clear that Americans connect with Country and this shows in the numbers. Over 42% of Americans are considered Country music fans! Who is this Country music consumer and how do they discover music, how much do they purchase, and what is their preferred music format? CMA’s Research department will share a current snapshot of these fans. The music discovery platform, Shazam, will share case studies from partnerships with CMA's successful TV show integrations including the #1 rated CMA Awards that include best practices and music sales drivers. CMA staffers will also share how the organization continues to heighten the genre globally and how you can become involved with this exciting segment of the music industry.

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Nick Fishbaugh

Director, Music Partnerships, Shazam
Nick Fishbaugh is Director of Music Partnerships at Shazam. He comes from over nine years of music management experience where he was fortunate enough to work with multi-platinum selling artist The All-American Rejects among other talented groups at Pat Magnarella Management and The Collective.
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Brandi Simms

Sr. Director, Membership & Balloting, Country Music Association
Brandi Simms serves as the Sr. Director of Membership & Balloting for CMA. She joined the CMA Executive Department in 2001, as Assistant to Ed Benson (now retired Executive Director). She became Sr. Manager of Membership & Balloting in September 2010, Director of Membership & Balloting in 2013 and was promoted to Sr. Director in December 2013. Simms is responsible for CMA Membership Recruitment and Retention of the organizations 7,000... Read More →
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Karen Stump

Sr. Director, Market Research, Country Music Association
In her role as Sr. Director of Market Research with the Country Music Association (CMA), Stump works with the Country music industry to define and execute a broad range of market insights and analytics initiatives to provide consumer insights and market trends to music industry groups and brand partners. She joined the organization in 2012. She has held advisory roles with media and research industry organizations such as Simmons Experian... Read More →



Wednesday May 13, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Capitol 1

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