UMG Wins First Ever Music Row Battle Of The Bands
October 1, 2012 at 8:29 AM (PT)
On THURSDAY evening, SEPTEMBER 27th, the COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR presented the very first “CRS BATTLE OF THE BANDS,” at 3rd & LINDSLEY in NASHVILLE.
The affair pitted MUSIC ROW record labels in against each other, all in the name of raising money for the COUNTRY DJ HALL OF FAME, in which over $31,000 was raised for the cause.
Competing for the prize were UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG), WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE, BROKEN BOW RECORDS (BBR), and CAPITOL NASHVILLE,
The folks from UMG’S ‘TINY HUGE CITY,’ won the night, based on applause from the packed house, as they romped through a 13-minute medley that included everything from the BLUES BROTHERS, to SHANIA TWAIN, to LEE GREENWOOD.
UMG SVP ROYCE RISSER summed up the night, “ I am so proud of this team. It just feels good after all of these years to finally be recognized by our peers. We are now just trying to decide which booking agency and merch company to sign with – very difficult decisions but we just feel blessed to have all these options.”
You can congratulate RISSER at Royce.firstname.lastname@example.org.