Country Radio Seminar has released details on four mentoring breakfasts set to take place during CRS 2022 (Feb. 23-25, 2022). This year's breakfasts are Streaming Summit Networking, Programming Mentoring, Women's Mentoring (sponsored by NooVoodoo Media Services), and Label Mentoring.
Scheduled for Wednesday, February 23 is the Streaming Breakfast, followed by the Programming Mentoring Breakfast on Thursday, February 24, then the Women's Mentoring and Label Mentoring Breakfasts on Friday, February 25. Availability is limited for all mentoring breakfasts, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to reserve a spot.
An overview of each breakfast along with participating mentors are below:
Wednesday, Feb. 23
8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m. CT Streaming Summit Networking Breakfast
The Streaming Summit Networking Breakfast is a kick-off welcome from the Streaming Agenda Committee, DSPs, and label partners in the streaming, digital retail, and e-commerce world. Confirmed Mentors are Emily Cohen (Amazon Music), Patch Culbertson (Big Loud), Margaret Hart (YouTube), Claire Heinichen (Spotify), Tim Foisset (Warner Music Nashville), Ali Matkosky (Big Loud), Annie Ortmeier (UMG Nashville), Vipin Reddy (UMG Nashville), Alina Thompson (Pandora/Sirius XM), Alison Junker (Spotify), and Taylor Viegut (UMG Nashville).
Thursday, Feb. 24
8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m. CT Programming Mentoring Breakfast
This one-on-one session provides the opportunity for attendees to sit down with experienced PDs who can help them build their skillset and learn fresh new ideas. Confirmed mentors for the session are Marci Braun (Audacy WUSN/Chicago), Aaronee Cottam (Cherry Creek Media), Pepper Daniels (American General Media), John Foxx (Audacy), Kenny Jay (Albright & O'Malley & Brenner), Kurt Johnson (Townsquare Media), Bruce Logan (Hubbard Radio), Ashley Morrison (K92.3, Cox Media Group), Rod Phillips (iHeartMedia), Tim Roberts (Audacy), Ashley Wilson (iHeartMedia), Clay Walker (WPAW, Audacy), and Ryan Wild.
Friday, Feb. 25
7:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. CT Women's Mentoring Breakfast
Women's Mentoring Breakfast, sponsored by NuVoodoo Media Services, will offer attendees the opportunity to approach and chat with some of music's female "power players" in a comfortable setting. In attendance will be Amber Anderson (Amazon Country Heat Weekly podcast co-host and SmackSongs), Hillary Borden (Premiere Networks and iHeartMedia nationally syndicated show, The Bobby Bones Show), (Marci Braun (Audacy WUSN/Chicago), Becky Brenner (Albright & O'Malley & Brenner), Tali Canterbury (50 Egg Music), Mackenzie Cooper (Westwood One), Kelly Ford (Former Audacy WNSH/New York morning personality), Jessica "Carsen" Humphreville (Silverfish Media nationally syndicated Big D & Bubba morning co-host and Country With Carsen midday host), Jenna Johnson (Warner Music Nashville), Kimsey Kerr (Red Light Management), Angela Lange (Q-Prime), Ashley Main (Grants Pass, OR Country KRRM/Medord, OR), Rakiyah Marshall (Back Blocks Music), Mandy McCormack (Pearl Records and #TeamTY), Lynn Oliver-Cline (River House Artists), Dawn Santolucito (Beasley WKLB/Boston), Jensen Sussman (Sweet Talk Publicity), Dana Swearingen (Audacy KSON/San Diego & KFRG/Riverside and The Wakeup Call morning co-host), Monta Vaden (Country Aircheck), and Rachel Whitney (Spotify). Pre-registration for the Women's Mentoring Breakfast is available here.
7:30 a.m.-8:50 a.m. CT Label Mentoring Breakfast
A unique opportunity to meet, greet and eat with some of the industry’s most inspiring record label executives to create a network, gain knowledge, and connect on everything from mentorship to motivation. Attendees will then have the chance to move from mentor to mentor throughout the session to ask questions and exchange contact information. No artist/music critiques and/or music will be accepted during this session. In attendance will be Matt Brum-Taylor (Big Machine), Tim Foisset (Warner Music Nashville), Sara Knabe (BBR Music Group), Norbert Nix (Triple Tigers), David Friedman (UMG Nashville), Tanya Schrage (Black River Entertainment), and Nikki Wood (Big Loud).
CRS will be held Wednesday, February 23 through February 25, 2022. Registration for CRS 2022 is open and available for purchase at CountryRadioSeminar.com. CRS 2022 will feature a jam-packed schedule that includes Country Radio Seminar’s most anticipated events, including educational panels, networking, and workshops designed to provide instant, actionable takeaways. More details surrounding this year’s agenda will be released in the coming weeks.