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Carol Anderson of CMA Media Promotions has always been passionate about music. As a young girl she listened to music by the hour, teaching herself to play piano. Infectious, she brought music to the Anderson household, even teaching her younger sister Joan to play piano also.

In her latter teens Carol and her homies formed the first Cheap Trick fan club. As water carriers and friends of Cheap Trick's band members, her posse showed their support in attending all the bands local Chicago-land/Rockford shows.

In the early eighties Carol converted to Christianity leaving her music influences to the past in order to embark on her new faith as well as other career interests.

During that period Carol's sister Joan Anderson formed a band with local Christian musicians. That group ,"Triloje'" went on to get signed by California's Light Records. Through Joan's association with Steve Camp, Carol was asked to work for Steve's manager in Nashville, TN.

So Carol left Chicago and moved to Nashville in order to venture on a new career. A newbie to the still burgeoning contemporary Christian music industry of the mid eighties, Carol was learning it's trade practices firsthand; and specifically music/tour promotion.

After working for Camp's manager; Carol went on to further her career in Nashville being picked up by Petrafied Productions, the management company for the band Petra. Her responsibilities included assembling artist's tour books, plus scheduling and managing their interviews. As Petra's popularity boomed, Carol developed a stellar reputation as one of the industry's first "Tour Publicists".

In 1986 Carol returned to Chicago and CMA Media Promotions was officially launched. She would leave the professional music industry of Nashville. But it was her Nashville experience and training, coupled with the help of local prominent Chicago music promoter Paul Emery; that her business began to thrive and she soon became the Midwest arm of a still growing industry.

Carol has worked with most of the top artists in the industry, which include: Amy Grant,Michael W. Smith, Petra, DC Talk, TobyMac, DeGarmo & Key, Charlie Peacock, Michael Card, NewSong, Phil Keaggy, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, MercyMe, Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Tenth Avenue North, PFR, Jars of Clay, The Choir, Fernando Ortega, Tenth Avenue North, Matthew West, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Skillet, Veggie Tales, comedian Chonda Pierce, Audio Adrenaline, Building429, Todd Agnew, Delirious, Rebecca St. James, Avalon, Point of Grace, Pillar, Twila Paris, Randy Travis and Aaron Shust, Premier Productions, Rock & Worship Road Show and Winter Jam and more . . .

CMA focuses on building long term relationships with artists, managers and media, and has maintained many relationships which have endured for over 15 years. During this period:

  • clients of CMA have appreciated Carol's consistent commitment to protecting their time and reputation
  • managers and artists know that they can trust Carol's reliability, sense of urgency and focused attention to details
  • media confidently accept opportunities to work with Carol's clients, knowing they will recieve impeccably managed details and timely follow through.

CMA is committed to providing clients with unmatched detail-oriented service, peace of mind, and the freedom to focus on their strengths.

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