Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Sarah Trahern

Country Music Association (CMA)
Sarah Trahern has more than 30 years of experience in the television business, including 21 years producing or overseeing Country programming. Today, she is the CEO of the esteemed Country Music Association (CMA), which was formed in 1958 as the first trade group to promote a single genre of music. Her role at CMA is to collaborate with the CMA Board of Directors to expand the mission and strategic objectives of CMA while being mindful of the unique legacy and spirit of the organization. Trahern also serves as President of the CMA Foundation Board, which supports music education programs for deserving children across the U.S. She began her cable career at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., covering politics and public affairs and producing the popular series “Booknotes.” She moved to Nashville in 1995 to oversee specials and entertainment series for TNN. She joined GAC in 2005 and held various roles such as Sr. VP of Programming General Manager of the network.