Chugg Keynotes Country Seminar

Australian promoter Michael Chugg is the keynote speaker at the inaugural Country Music Radio Seminar Australia, where radio execs will meet with the country music industry to address country music airplay.

Organised by the Country Music Association, Australian Advisory Group and the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the seminar will be Jan. 26 in Tamworth.

“The growth of many new country radio stations in Australia, plus the advent of digital radio, is providing many more opportunities for Australian and international country music and the Australian radio industry,” said Rob Potts, chair of the CMA Australian Advisory Group and CEO of Entertainment Edge. “One aspect we are keen to develop is a hit-driven radio format similar to ones that already exist for most other music genres.”

Chugg co-promoted sold-out visits of Taylor Swift, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, and Brooks and Dunn.