MusicDish e-Journal - April 19, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Industry Veteran Sally Williams Joins CMA As Senior Manager, Event Programming And Development
By Mi2N
(more articles from this author)
2007-05-10
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

CMA announced that Sally Williams has joined the staff as senior manager, event programming and development. In her new role, Williams will manage special events and projects, focusing primarily on sponsor/marketing event fulfillment. Other responsibilities will include execution of CMA Music Festival programming in the Family, Sports, and Fun Zones; developing new CMA Music Festival elements; and overseeing many of the ancillary events around the CMA Awards. Williams will report to Bobette Dudley, CMA vice president of events and program development.

"We are thrilled to have Sally join CMA," said Dudley. "Our entire team always enjoyed working with her when the CMA Awards were held at the Opry House. She became an integral and important part of the logistics and operations of the event, and shared our desire to strive for excellence. Given her background and experience working on major events, as well as developing and producing special projects, she's perfect for this newly created position. She will be a great addition to our department and to CMA's professional staff."

Williams was most recently employed by the Grand Ole Opry where she served as the events manager, Opry Entertainment Complex since Dec. 2000. In this role she managed venue rental business for the Grand Ole Opry House, Acuff Theatre, Opry Museum, and Opry Plaza; booked and managed concerts promoted by the Opry House; and produced special events for the Opry, including Opry anniversary celebrations, Opry Plaza Parties, and national tours of the Grand Ole Opry.

While at the Opry Complex, Williams managed hundreds of events including the CMA Awards, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Nashville Star," as well as numerous corporate and private events. In 2006 Williams coordinated President George W. Bush's televised public appearance at the Opry House. Williams joined Gaylord Entertainment as Coordinating Producer, Opryland Productions in Aug. 1999 before moving into the Events Manager role.

Prior to working with the Opry, Williams worked with Live Nation (Pace Concerts) in 1999 as site producer of Nashville River Stages and as Special Events Manager of Starwood Amphitheatre. Previously, Williams worked at Minneapolis-based Compass Entertainment from 1997-1999 as first the corporate and college events talent buyer; then associate producer, festivals and special events; and finally director of sales and marketing, where she worked on a number of festivals as well as Governor Jesse Ventura's inaugural celebration.

Earlier in her career, Williams was an agent assistant for the William Morris Agency; owner of the concert tour management and publicity firm Mustang Management; a booking agent with Proton Productions; and a production assistant with Jam Productions and Contemporary Productions. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in English.

Williams currently sits on the Board of Directors for the International Entertainment Buyers Association. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Nashville Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Related News from Mi2N:
» Industry Veteran Sally Williams Joins CMA As Senior Manager, Event Programming And Development


Home » News Beat » Industry Veteran Sally Williams Joins CMA As Senior Manager, Event Programming And Development
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=11843
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

News Beat

» Live.me Launches Its First Live Musical Themed Content Series

» Warner Music Group Acquires Sodatone

» PPL and PRS for Music Launch Licensing Joint Venture

» Music Festivals And Conferences Pledge To Tackle Gender Inequality

» ICE and Facebook Reach Multi-Territory Music Licensing Agreement

News Beat Directory



» [2018-04-01] Live.me Launches Its First Live Musical Themed Content Series; You Need The Code Is Live.me's First Ever Live Stream Music Program Providing Users With 14 Hand-selected Independent Artists For Their Entertainment

» [2018-03-28] Warner Music Group Acquires Sodatone; Data Pioneers Choose Entrepreneurial Home For Industry-leading A&R Tool

» [2018-03-09] Round Hill Music And Zync Sign Madge To Joint Venture; JV Publishing Venture To Support And Expand Zync's Successful Rights Representation Business

» [2018-03-03] PPL And PRS For Music Launch Licensing Joint Venture; Licensing Of Music Played In Public Now Administered By New Leicester-based Joint Venture, PPL PRS Ltd

» [2018-02-27] Music Festivals And Conferences Pledge To Tackle Gender Inequality; Keychange Initiative Encourages Gender Balance In Music By End Of 2022

» [2018-02-21] Briony Turner And Alec Boateng Promoted To Co-Heads Of A&R, Atlantic Records UK; Turner And Boateng Will Oversee The Atlantic A&R Team, Joint Projects, As Well As Maintaining Their Own Artist Rosters

» [2018-02-21] ICE And Facebook Reach Multi-Territory Music Licensing Agreement; New Deal Will See Songwriters And Composers Remunerated

» [2018-02-20] B-Reel Named Top 10 Most Innovative Company In Music By Fast Company; Global Creative Agency Receives Honor For Its Award-Winning Gorillaz Campaign

» [2018-02-18] YG PLUS And Gracenote To Bring K-POP To Fans Around The World; Gracenote And YG PLUS To Make All K-POP Music More Searchable And Discoverable On Global And Regional Streaming Music Platforms And Services

» [2018-02-17] VNUE Inc. To Acquire Music Rights Startup Soundstr; VNUE Acquisition Aims To Ensure A Fairer Royalty System

» [2018-02-17] Is Podcasting The New Radio?; 25% Of Surveyed Americans Say They've Listened To A Podcast In The Past Month, Up From Less Than 10% In 2008

» [2018-02-01] Insomniac Announces Inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival China Set To Debut In Shanghai; China Marks EDC's Second Location On The Asian Continent
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Carys - A Different Kind Of Normal - Debut CD Release

Melvin Riley Of Ready For The World Celebrates 35 Years In The Music Business And The Re-launch Of His Solo Career And New Billing Title

Listen: Darquise Explores The Art Of The Beak Up In His Debut Single "I Say One"

Artist Matthew Schultz Releases "Promise For Keeps" Featuring Gyptian

Richie Sambora Returns To Ovation Guitars With Signature Double Neck Guitar Benefitting Youth Music Charity

FLOW Announce The Arrival Tour And IMA / ZMR Award Nominations

Joseph L Young Returns To His First Love, The Saxophone, In "Every Moment" Releasing March 30



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships