More than 60 college students representing 21 CMA EDU chapters from across the country gathered in Nashville Monday and Tuesday for the third CMA EDU Executive Summit. Country star Cam, CMA Board member Virginia Davis, and Borman Entertainment’s Cameo Carlson were among the featured speakers.
During her panel Tuesday, Cam was joined by staff from Sony Music Nashville and Creative Artists Agency, who represent the singer/songwriter, to enlighten students about the realities of developing and growing an artist’s career. Her touring musicians also participated, addressing the creative process and how students can pursue an artistic career. She also performed two acoustic songs for the group.
Davis welcomed staffers from her company G-Major Management on Monday to discuss careers in artist management and building her own business. Davis and G-Major manages the careers of Thomas Rhett, Danielle Bradbery, and Jewel.
Carlson, who is head of Borman Entertainment’s Digital Business Development, gave insight into how the technology and music industries work together, as well as her personal career path, during her presentation Tuesday.
Monday night students traveled to BMI for a mixer with SOLID and a panel regarding industry networking.
The CMA EDU Executive Summit welcomes the executive teams of CMA EDU chapters for intensive workshops and industry insight panels. The program is active at 24 universities across the country. For students who are interested in a career in the music or entertainment industry, CMA EDU provides valuable opportunities to explore the field, network with industry professionals, and build a resume through volunteer and project participation.
For more information, visit CMA-EDU.com.