Expanded, All-Day “Streaming Summit” Will Kick Off CRS 2022

The kick-off to CRS 2022 is only a few months away, and details surrounding the three-day event continue to roll out.The 2nd Annual CRS Streaming Summit kicks off CRS week on Wednesday, February 23, featuring targeted, informative sessions, combined with star-studded afternoon and evening music events. Established last year during CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience, the Streaming Summit proved so popular, the CRS Agenda Committee has expanded the program to an all-day educational event, accented with the Warner Music Nashville luncheon. A one-day, Wednesday, February 23 Streaming Summit pass is $249 or is included in a full CRS 2022 registration fee of $649.  CRS 2022 Streaming Summit Committee Chair Annie Ortmeier (UMG Nashville) comments, “I can confidently say the amount of talent and wide-reaching expertise found in every session at this summit would be difficult to find under the roof of only one conference. Our Streaming Summit team of Sarah D’Hilly, Ali Matkosky, and myself are thrilled with the lineup for 2022 as we align with new partners and new boundary-pushing perspectives, making this day a no-miss.”

An overview of
Streaming Summit items confirmed for the CRS 2022 agenda is as follows: 
Streaming Summit Networking BreakfastIntroducing Chart-metricTwitch/Live Streaming for MusicMusic Discovery Through Streaming: Spotify Fan StudyWarner Music Nashville Lunch and PerformanceTalk Data To Me: 2021 In ReviewRoad To The Next Big Thing: The Connected Car
Confirmed panelists speaking throughout the day include Timothy Babbitt (General Motors), Lauren Black (Country Now), Sung Cho (ChartMetric), Emily Cohen (Amazon Music), Patch Culbertson (Big Loud), Tim Foisset (Warner Music Nashville), Margaret Hart (YouTube Music), Claire Heinichen (Spotify), Brandon Jarrett (MRC Entertainment), Haley Jones (MRC Entertainment), Alison Junker (Spotify), Soy Kim (Spotify for Artists), Allison Laughter (Red Light), Ali Matkosky (Big Loud), Annie Ortmeier (UMG Nashville), Ashton Pierre (AT&T), Vipin Reddy (UMG Nashville), Steve Stewart (Cox Media Group),  Jonathan Tarlton (Spotify), Alina Thompson (Pandora), and Taylor Viegut (UMG Nashville).More details, including the lineup for the Warner Music Nashville Kickoff Luncheon, will be announced soon.Panel descriptions can be found below. Exact session times will be released closer to the event.
PANEL DESCRIPTIONS:Streaming Summit Networking Breakfast: A kick-off welcome from the Streaming Agenda Committee, DSPs, and label partners in the streaming, digital retail, and e-commerce world. Introducing Chart-metric: How is country music represented in the radio and streaming platforms today, and how do they work together? The way people consume music changed in the last couple of years and it’s no exception for country music. Radio still plays a huge role, but streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Amazon, and YouTube are playing key parts in this ecosystem. How do they work together? Are they competing with each other, or complementing each other? How about new media services such as TikTok? We will explore the topic with the latest data, and find out how they work together.Twitch/Livestreaming for Music: What is it? How does it work? Should you care? How do you do it? Join Allison Laughter, Head of Digital Marketing and Streaming at Red Light, and Lauren Black, Editor of Country Now, to learn all this and more. Music Discovery through Streaming: Spotify Fan Study: Spotify drives 16 billion artist discoveries every month — meaning 16 billion times a month, fans listen to an artist they have never heard before on Spotify. In this session, Soy Kim, Creator Product Marketing Spotify for Artists, will share more about the Spotify Fan Study to help artists and their teams make sense of the rich data available via Spotify for Artists and better empower how artists can grow their careers on our platform.Talk Data To Me: 2021 In Review: Continuing our ever-popular Talk Data To Me panel from CRS 2021, this panel will address streaming growth in Country music compared to the rest of the industry over 2021. This time with more robust streaming data, consumer data, and radio data and ask attendees…can you pick the hit? Road to The Next Big Thing: Connected Car: With Americans spending countless hours on the road each year – what you listen to while in the car matters. Join us for a panel with industry leaders across the automotive, audio streaming, and connectivity space to discuss what’s in store for the next generation of streaming in the car and dive even deeper into how the technology of the connected car is truly transforming the way consumers listen to their favorite music, news, entertainment, talk, and more. 

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