“BMI Legends Session” Featuring John Oates Added To CRS 2014 Agenda

Panel to be held Feb. 21, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. (Nashville, Tenn. - December 9, 2013) - Country Radio Seminarofficials have announced music legend John Oates as the featured artist for the "BMI Legends Session," which will take place during CRS 2014 at the Nashville Convention Center.

Scheduled for Feb. 21, the session will provide attendees the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the true musical legend. Oates, one-half of the award-winning duo Hall & Oates, will discuss his career, including dialogue of current projects, living in Nashville and his songwriting. In addition, he will perform a couple of his songs acoustically. John Esposito, President of Warner Music Nashville, will moderate the engaging interview.

Michael Steinberg, Senior Vice President of Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) commented, "BMI has presented the 'BMI Legends Session' at a number of radio conferences over the years. This unique session features a musical legend on stage telling the stories behind their songs in an intimate unplugged setting. It is a truly engaging hour that allows the audience members the opportunity to interact with legends of the music industry." Mr. Steinberg continued, "BMI felt that CRS 2014 was the perfect opportunity to share this popular series with conference attendees and we are proud to feature John Oates as the first BMI Legend we present at CRS. Oates follows past series performers such as, Graham Nash, Isaac Hayes, Willie Nelson, Randy Bachman, Paul Rodgers and David Crosby."

The "BMI Legends Session" was inspired by an ongoing event that BMI sponsors every year at The Conclave conference. The event is a story telling and Q&A panel with a BMI legend spotlighted. With the event's success at The Conclave conference, BMI decided to share the series with CRS attendees as well.

The iconic singer/songwriter, John Oates, has won multiple music awards and has sold more than 80 million units during his career in the legendary rock duo Hall & Oates. A member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, Oates began his solo career in 1999. In October, he released his fifth single, "Close," from his cross-genre project "Good Road to Follow." He currently splits his time between Nashville and his Colorado ranch.

CRS 2014 will be held February 19-21 at the Nashville Convention Center. To register for CRS at the regular rate of $499 visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. CRS 2014 will be held Feb. 19-21, 2014, in downtown Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Convention Center. The regular rate of $499 is now in effect. The onsite registration rate will be announced closer to the event. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2014).

About BMI: 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 more than 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 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. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page.


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