TEXAS COUNTRY RADIO SUMMIT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 23
Registration Is Now Open
“We are super excited to kick off our inaugural event in Fort Worth, Texas,” says Joe Kelly. “We have been distributing singles to Texas radio for quite some time and we continue to hear how important the format is to the music business especially in Texas. This event will allow for industry veterans and newcomers to meet each other and learn tricks of the trade to help them furthering their goals. Our TRACtionTX monitoring system and chart were designed to help Texas Country grow through transparency and real actionable data. We look forward to sharing and showing how the system works and how artists, managers and agents can use it to monetize their efforts.”
Panels throughout the day will feature some of the top artists and radio programmers sharing ideas and educating attendees.
TRACtion Texas is the premiere digital delivery service for Texas Country Music and the only U.S. based monitored airplay chart serving the Texas Country community. TRACtion has the ability to empower everyone in the business to formulate targeted and focused marketing and promotion plans.
For more information or registration: www.texascountryradiosummit.com
CDX was founded in 1991 by late Country Music Hall of Fame Broadcaster Charlie Douglas and national record promotion veteran Paul Lovelace as a delivery system for labels and artists to supply their upcoming singles to all full-time US country stations, satellite providers, syndicators, and programming consultants. In 1991, CDX clients’ music was distributed via the then new medium of CD. Today, our clients’ singles are digitally distributed via InstaTrack e-blast, integration into our smart phone app, and also included on our regular CD compilation disc. CDX also expanded by creating CDX TRACTION which is an airplay monitoring and tracking software system. CDX TRACTION monitors radio stations through the online web stream of their broadcast signal. It utilizes a proprietary and patented music recognition system to log every song played. CDX now offers distribution in all music formats.About Joe Kelly:
Joe Kelly started in Country music in 1992 working for CDX allowing him 7 years of radio promotions knowledge before venturing into the radio promotions side of the industry in 1999. Joining Intersound Country and Platinum Entertainment where he was named Southeast Regional Director of Promotion and controlled a seven-state area with sixty-two major radio markets, Joe quickly learned there was more to promotion than just calling radio and giving them a box of free CDs. Working in radio promotions only inspired Joe to learn more about all the aspects of the label business eventually bringing him to partner with two others to launch Aspirion Records Group in 2004. Aspirion Records Group became a traditional label with A&R, marketing, sales, publicity, as well as offering distribution and label services. The label soon became home to Joe Nichols, John Corbett, Collin Raye, T. Graham Brown, and many others. In 2011, Joe’s career came full-circle when he rejoined CDX as Director of Marketing and Label Relations and has now ultimately purchased the company. He has continued the innovation that is a part of the company’s DNA by inventing the radio monitoring system TRACTION , which garnered him a nomination as Innovator of the Year by the Nashville Technology Council. TRACTION is the software system that is used to calculate the single and album charts for the Americana Music Association. In addition, CDX publishes national charts in Mainstream Country and Texas Red Dirt.