CRS 2021 Research Project Revealed; Study To Focus on Country Listening Behaviors During Pandemic.

Early Bird Registration for CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience is now openat $149 per person and will be offered through November 4. The registration rate will increase to $199 on November 5.  All registrations include access to the 2021 New Faces of Country Music®­­ Show.  Registrations are available for purchase at

As announced earlier this week, the Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. will present CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience on Tuesday, February 16, through Friday, February 19, adding an extra day of content and a newly launched Streaming Summit.

The in-person Country Radio Seminar agenda has been judiciously modified and expanded to an online-only experience. CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will feature a curated, jam-packed schedule that includes Country Radio Seminar’s most anticipated events, including educational panels, virtual networking, and workshops designed to provide instant, actionable takeaways. CRS 2021 will continue to be the ultimate Country music showcase, with every registration including access to the New Faces of Country Music® Show, Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, and daily label lunchtime performances.

More details about CRS 2021 content were revealed during today’s (10/28) CRS360 Webinar. This year’s much-anticipated, annual CRS Research project will focus on how Country listening behaviors have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the “new normal” for the Country music industry means. This important study will be conducted and presented by NuVoodoo, and is designed to provide useful, tangible takeaways for all attendees.

Country music superstar, Luke Bryan, is the featured artist scheduled to appear at the annual “CRS Artist Interview,” sponsored by BMI. Bryan will sit down for a rare and exclusive Q&A session discussing his continuous success at Country radio, and the expansion of his recording, touring, and entrepreneurial ventures. Also announced, a new-for-2021 Streaming Summit, held on Tuesday, February 16. The streaming summit will feature industry professionals and platform experts providing insights on trends, strategies, and best practices to optimize digital assets and streaming platforms.

The expanded, four-day CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will offer attendees with more than 14 educational sessions, four morning networking events, three lunchtime performances, four interactive workshops, all-day networking, Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, and, for the first time in CRS history, a New Faces of Country Music® ticket with every registration. More details surrounding the virtual agenda will be released in the coming weeks and months leading up to CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience.

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About Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. ®: 

The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters worldwide together with the Country Music Industry to ensure vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.  

About Country Radio Seminar: 

Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention that gathers key business leaders in various radio and music industry fields, featuring presentations on best business practices, emerging technology, personal career development, and new music showcases. Country Radio Seminar: The Virtual Experience 2021 will be held Feb. 16-19, 2021.

About BMI:

Celebrating over 80 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 17 million musical works created and owned by more than 1.1 million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year.

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