On Wednesday February 5th RAIN Summits will host Pureplays and Podcasts Day, featuring an afternoon and evening of great discussion and networking at The Greene Space in NYC’s trendy Soho neighborhood.
We have an excellent agenda filled with panels and presentations planned on topics specifically relevant to online audio platforms. You will also join RAIN founder Kurt Hanson and ceo Jennifer Lane. The night closes with a cocktail reception for speakers and attendees making this one of the premiere learning, sharing, and networking events of the year.
RAIN Summit NYC Agenda
Thanks to our sponsors Podcast One, Radionomy, AdsWizz, Triton Digital, Spotify, and Pandora.
Streaming Audio Ad Models
From buying and measuring campaigns to getting the creative right, this panel will examine best practices for creating effective models for ad-supported streaming audio.
Moderator: John Rosso, President, Market Development (Triton Digital). Panelists: Gary Liu, Global Director, Ad Product Strategy (Spotify); Megan Green, Director, Business Development (Songza); James Drake, Director, Sales (8Tracks); Jared Heiman, Director, Global Ad Sales (Rdio); Rockie Thomas, VP, Business Development (AdsWizz).
Download on Podcasts
The podcast is a highly creative and increasingly popular form of online audio programming. This session will cover content categories, production styles, advertising, measurement, and more.
Moderator: Manoush Zomorodi, Host & Managing Editor, New Tech City (WNYC) Panelists: Norm Pattiz, CEO (Podcast One); Scott MacDonell, VP, Marketing (Legalzoom); Jeff Ullrich, CEO (Earwolf/The Mid Roll).
Value Migration and the Online Audio Opportunity
Presented by Kurt Hanson, Founder, RAIN Enterprises and AccuRadio.
Enjoy a brief opportunity to discuss the day’s program.
Streaming Music Licensing
Royalties paid by music services are often in the headlines, though the stories often shed more heat than light on the topic.
What rights do music services and podcasters need? How much do services like Apple, Pandora, and Spotify pay for their music use? What legislative and regulatory issues can affect these payments?This expert panel will try to make sense of this complicated area.
Moderator: David Oxenford, Partner (Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP). Panelists: Julien Simon, VP, Music Rights & Label Relations (Deezer); Dick Huey, CEO, (Toolshed); Matt DeFilippis, VP, New Media & Technology, (ASCAP); Maurice Russell, SVP, Client Services (Harry Fox Agency).
Capturing Investor Dollars
There has never been more venture capital interest in music services than there is now.
Hear from a panel of experts how to talk to investors and capture your share of the VC pie.
Moderator: Bill Williams, Founder & CEO (BWG Strategy). Panelists: Zach McAdoo, CEO (Zanett Fund and RadioIO); Chris Ensley, Director, Media Investment Banking (Coady Diemar); Erik Diehn, Senior Director, Business Development (WNYC); Sam Graziano, CEO (Fundation); David Boxenbaum, Co-CEO (Heavy Metal).
The New Mainstream
Presented by Larry Rosin, President, Edison Research and the Streaming Audio Task Force. A look at data showing how widely used Streaming Audio is among the US online population, with a focus on 18-34-year-olds.
Innovative Online Audio Platforms
Who’s doing something new and different, and how’s it working? On this panel we’ll hear about what’s new and innovative in the streaming audio marketplace.
Moderator: Brad Hill, VP/Managing Editor (RAIN Enterprises). Panelists: Jim Colgan, Head of Audio Content (SoundCloud); Eric Johnson, EVP/ GM, Tech, Games & Lifestyle (CBS Interactive); Kevin Stapleford, Senior Director, Programming and Content Development (Slacker); Tom Cheney, CEO (idobi); Thierry Ascarez, VP, Business Development (Radionomy).
Cocktail Reception in the Foyer
Cocktail Reception in the Foyer. Thanks to our sponsors PodcastOne, Radionomy, AdsWizz, Triton Digital, Spotify, and Pandora.
RAIN Summit Speakers
VP/ Business Development – Country Manager US
Head of audio content team
VP, New Media & Technology
Senior Director of Business Development
Director of Sales
Director of Media Investment Banking
Director, Business Development
RAIN Enterprises/ AccuRadio
Director/ Global Ad Sales
VP & Managing Editor
EVP/ GM Tech, Games & Lifestyle
Global Director, Ad Product Strategy
Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer LLP
President, Market Development
Harry Fox Agency
SVP Client Services
VP Music Rights and Label Relations
Senior Director, Programming and Content Development
VP, Business Development
Earwolf/The Mid Roll
Co-Founder & CEO/ Founder
Host & Managing Editor