2023 CMA Fest
Media Credential Application

CMA Fest
June 8 - 11
, 2023


1. One CMA Fest media credential application must be submitted on behalf of your entire media organization; not on behalf of you as an individual. Do not file multiple applications on behalf of multiple members in your organization or the prospective members of your crew. If CMA is able to grant credentials to your organization, separate instructions will be sent regarding how to submit names for each individual crew member. 

2. Submitting an application does not guarantee your organization will be approved for media credentials.

3. Credential requests are evaluated each year. Being approved for credentials for past CMA-related events does not mean your organization will be credentialed again this year. Being denied for credentials previously does not mean your organization will be denied this year.

4. If your credential application is approved, every individual in the approved crew must be present to pick up their credential. Each approved crew member must provide a government-issued photo ID onsite prior to or during the event to pick up the credential. Photo ID must also be shown each time you enter Nissan Stadium. All credentialed crew members must be able to present photo ID at any time.

5. All persons, any and all equipment, backpacks, tote bags and the like brought to CMA Fest will be subject to search by security personnel.

As the credential application coordinator for your organization, you will be notified via e-mail as to the status of your outlet's request for CMA Fest media credentials. If your request is approved, your notification will include forms and instructions for providing the required identification information for the individuals to be credentialed. Your notification will also include important information and forms that must be shared with the individuals who will be receiving credentials.

If you have any questions regarding the above Terms and Conditions, please email CMApress@cmaworld.com.

I understand and agree to comply with the above terms and conditions of the 2023 CMA Fest Credential Application. Electronic Signature below:

Electronic Signature

First Name *
Last Name *
Position/Title *
Media Organization Information
Media Organization *
Organization's Website (include FULL link i.e. http://www.cmaworld.com) *
Which of the following best describes your organization? *
Are you a CMA member?
If yes, CMA Member ID
Influencers, please provide name/email address/phone for manager and/or publicist
Provide a thorough description of your target audience demographics: *
Total reach of your organization (viewers, circulation, listeners, page views, followers, etc.) *
Provide links to coverage of past CMA Fest and/or CMA-related events - if none, provide links to recent published work *
Link to Twitter Feed (please enter FULL link i.e. http://www.twitter.com/countrymusic) *
Link to Facebook Page (please enter FULL link i.e. http://www.facebook.com/cma) *
Link to YouTube or Vimeo (please enter FULL link i.e. https://www.youtube.com/user/CountryMusicAssoc) *
Link to Instagram (please enter FULL link i.e. https://www.instagram.com/cma/) *
TikTok username
Provide your organization's media coverage plan for CMA Fest, the four-day festival.  Please be as detailed as possible, including pre-festival, during the festival and post-festival coverage.  These plans will be taken into strong consideration when processing your credential request.
Media Coverage Plan for CMA Fest *
Provide your organization's media coverage plan for the ABC Network Television Special "CMA Fest," which will air later this summer. Please be as detailed as possible, including pre-airdate, live and post-airdate coverage. Due to limited space, every domestic media outlet credentialed for CMA Fest is required to provide TV special coverage.
Media Coverage Plan for “CMA Fest” TV Special *

Please do NOT submit more than ONE application per outlet.

If your outlet is approved, the applicant submitted below will receive a separate form to provide crew names.

Applicant Information
Applicant First Name *
Applicant Last Name *
Company *
Title/Role *
Mobile Phone *
Office Phone
Applicant Email *
Please note: Media space at CMA Fest is limited and in high demand. Submitting this application does not guarantee approval of media credentials.

The primary purpose of the CMA Fest media credential application is to establish communication and contact information for your media organization's credential contact (you).

Determination of your organization's approved media opportunities onsite during CMA Fest is at the discretion of CMA.

This application is not intended as a means to request a specific number of credentials in specific areas, but for your outlet as a whole to be considered. If CMA's media team determines your organization is approved to cover a particular area or position, it will grant a predetermined number of credentials to your organization.

In the event that CMA is able to grant your organization with media access, CMA will determine the location(s) and type of position(s) based on CMA resources and objectives, as well as your organization's intent and ability to cover the event. You will then be emailed a second form to submit the name(s) of the individual(s) who will be covering each position.

ALL CMA Fest approved media credentials have access to Fan Fair X inside Music City Center during regular CMA Fest hours. This access includes all official daytime CMA Fest activities.

CMA may provide other credential types to facilitate additional media opportunities and uses. Information regarding these credentials will be communicated to approved organizations directly.

Please use the button below to submit your application for review. 

If you need to make adjustments to this application after submitting, please email CMApress@cmaworld.com.  

DO NOT FILE AN ADDITIONAL APPLICATION ONLINE - adjustments should be made via e-mail correspondence only.
* Please note:  If you are not using an email address from the domain of the media organization you are representing, please provide additional proof of employment (upload of business card or letter of assignment.)
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