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Digital Media Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, Many Digital Music Execs to Speak at RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas April 6th

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RAIN Summit Speakers

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Thierry Ascarez
Radionomy
VP, Business Development

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Darryl Ballantyne
Lyricfind
Founder & CEO


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Anthony Bay
Rdio
CEO

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Michael Bergman
CEA
Senior Director, Technology & Standards

 

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Peter Berg Steffensen
Moodagent
Founder & CEO

 

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Phillip Beswick
The Media Audit
President and CEO

 

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Scott Burnell
Ford
Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management

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Jason Calacanis
Inside.com
Founder, Entrepreneur, Investor

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Tim Clarke
Cox Media Group
Director, Digital Audience for Radio

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Ted Cohen
TAG Strategic
Managing Partner


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James Cridland
Media UK
Managing Director

 

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Rick Ducey
BIA Kelsey
Managing Director

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Bill Freund
Clip Interactive
EVP/ Chief Revenue Officer

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Jay Frank
DigSin
Owner/CEO


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Kurt Hanson
RAIN Enterprises/AccuRadio
Founder

 

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Paul Heine
Inside Radio
Senior Editor

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Brad Hill
RAIN Enterprises
VP/Managing Editor

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Les Hollander
Spotify
Senior Director, Sales U.S.


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Steve Jones
ABC News Radio
VP & General Manager

 

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Mitch Kline
Targetspot
Co-CEO

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Martin Kristiseter
Marketron
VP, Mobile Solutions

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Jennifer Lane
RAIN Enterprises
President & CEO

 

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David Levin
BMI
VP, New Media


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Andy Lipset
Pandora
VP, Local & National Broadcast

 

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Cheryl Lucanegro
SoundHound
VP, Sales

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George Lynch
Pandora
VP, Automotive Business Development


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Mark McCrery
Podtrac
Founder & CEO

 

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Bryan Moffett
NPR: National Public Media
VP, Digital Strategy and Sponsorship Opportunities

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Mike Novak
K-LOVE
President & CEO

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David Oxenford
Wilkinson, Barker
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Partner


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Chris Peterson
TheBlaze Radio Network
Director of Operations

 

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David Porter
8Tracks
Founder/CEO

 

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Ram Ramkumar
Swell Radio
Co-Founder & CEO

 

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Ty Roberts
Gracenote
Co-Founder & CTO

 

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Carl Rohling
TuneIn
VP, Sales & Business Development


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David Rosenberg
Beats Music
Executive Director Legal & Business Affairs

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John Rosso
Triton Digital
President, Market Development

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Colin Rushing
SoundExchange
General Counsel

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William Sanchez
Fox Radio Network

Senior Director, Digital/ Executive Producer

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Rockie Thomas
AdsWizz
VP, Business Development

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Tom Webster
Edison Research
VP, Strategy & Marketing

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Jeff Wender
The Nielsen Company
Senior VP, Digital

AGENDA

8:15-8:45


Registration/ Check-in

 

9:00


Opening Remarks

Welcome to the 13th Annual RAIN Summit West!

9:05-9:50

Panel


LOL! Local Digital Dollars Are Serious Business

Local ad dollars are shifting towards digital, with small and medium businesses spending more and more of their ad dollars online. What tools do you need to capture your share of this digital spend?

Moderator: Rick Ducey, Managing Director (BIA Kelsey); Panelists: Tim Clarke, Director, Digital Audience for Radio (Cox Media Group); Phillip Beswick, President / CEO (The Media Audit); Martin Kristiseter, VP Mobile Solutions (Marketron); Bill Freund, EVP/ Chief Revenue Officer (Clip Interactive).

9:50-10:05

Research Presentation


The New Curators

A look at brand new, unreleased research on song sharing and the behaviors of those who actively share music on social media.

Presented by Tom Webster, Edison Research and sponsored by Triton Digital.

10:05 – 10:20

Featured Speaker


The World’s Best Radio Apps

Mobile Apps in the US and Beyond, presented by James Cridland, Radio Futurologist, Media UK.

10:20 – 11:00

Panel

The Podcast Phenomenon: Capturing Listeners With Compelling Content

Podcasts are breaking the code for creating innovative online content, and advertisers and listeners are taking notice. This panel will discuss issues like audience measurement, creative excellence, and the potential of the podcast marketplace.

Moderator: Brad Hill, VP/ Managing Editor (RAIN Enterprises) Panelists: Bryan Moffett, VP, Digital Strategy & Sponsorship Opportunities (NPR); Mark McCrery, Founder/CEO (Podtrac); Ram Ramkumar, Co-Founder/CEO (Swell Radio); William Sanchez, Senior Director, Digital/ Executive Producer (Fox News Radio); Chris Peterson, Director of Operations (TheBlaze Radio Network).

11:00 – 11:15

Break

Networking Break

11:15 – 12:00

Panel

Listener’s Choice

There are a lot of streaming services in the marketplace today, and it sometimes seems like they offer the same things – song recommendations, playlist building, on-demand artists and songs, and curated and genre channels. How can a platform stand out and capture the consumer’s attention? This panel will examine similarities and points of differentiation in the streaming audio marketplace.

Moderator: Ted Cohen, Managing Partner (TAG Strategic) Panelists: Anthony Bay, CEO (Rdio); Darryl Ballantyne, Founder/CEO (LyricFind); Thierry Ascarez, VP, Business Development (Radionomy);David Porter, Founder/CEO (8Tracks); Mike Novak, President & CEO (K-LOVE); Peter Berg Steffensen, Founder & CEO (Moodagent).

12:00-1:00

Keynote Speech

Jason Calacanis – State of Media

Jason Calacanis, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, CEO of Inside.com and host of This Week in Startups will deliver his annual State of Media Speech, followed by Q+A.

1:00-2:00

Lunch

Sponsored by BRSMedia/dot.FM

2:00-2:40

Panel

Royalties and Revenue

As more and more streaming services enter the game, and listenership continues to grow, the debate continues: is there a formula that works for both artists and streaming services to make money? Hear experts from both sides debate the question of an economically feasible business model for streaming audio.

Moderator: David Oxenford, Partner (Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP) Panelists: David Rosenberg, Exec Director Business and Legal Affairs (Beats Music); Jay Frank, Owner/ CEO (Digsin); David Levin, VP, New Media (BMI); Colin Rushing, General Counsel (SoundExchange).

2:40-2:50

Featured Presentation

Amplifying Digital Audio Measurement

Shining a spotlight on the unique characteristics and market demands of digital audio measurement. Presented by Jeff Wender, SVP Digital, (The Nielsen Company).

2:50-2:57

Pecha Kucha

MusicMaster

2:57-3:10

Break

Networking Break

3:15-3:40

State of the Industry

Kurt Hanson

State of the Industry Address 2014

3:40-3:50

Featured Speaker

POV

A thought leadership presentation by Steve Jones, VP/GM ABC Radio News.

3:50-4:35

Panel

Moving the Needle on Streaming Audio Ad Revenues

With 150 million listeners, Internet radio is now a mass market medium. Is the marketplace poised to take advantage of that status? What factors are involved in making sure streaming audio services capture their share of the digital spend? From stewardship systems and programmatic buying platforms, to audience and campaign measurement, this panel of experts will examine the tools and techniques involved in propelling spending on online audio to the next level.

Moderator: Rockie Thomas, VP, Business Development (AdsWizz) Panelists: Cheryl Lucanegro, VP, Sales  (SoundHound); Andy Lipset, VP, Local & National Broadcast (Pandora); Les Hollander, Senior Director, Sales U.S.  (Spotify); Mitch Kline, Co- CEO (Targetspot); John Rosso, President, Market Development (Triton Digital).

4:35-4:45

Featured Speaker

POV

A thought leadership presentation by Neal Schore, President and CEO, Triton Digital.

4:45-5:30

Panel

Dashboard Dynamics

Today’s new cars feature integrated dashboards that put the consumer in the driver’s seat, letting them choose among a vast array of media entertainment. How should you adapt your strategy to compete in today’s marketplace? A panel of auto entertainment industry experts will discuss the streaming auto opportunity.

Moderator: Paul Heine, Senior Editor, (Inside Radio); Panelists: Mike Bergman, Senior Director, Technology & Standards (Consumer Electronics Association); George Lynch, VP, Automotive Business Development (Pandora); Ty Roberts, Co-Founder/ CTO (Gracenote); Carl Rohling, VP, Sales & Business Development (TuneIn); Scott Burnell, Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management (Ford).

5:30-7:30

Cocktail Reception

Join us by on the pool deck for our fabulous RAIN Cocktail Reception

The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Sunday April 6, 2014, 9am – 7pm

Our annual RAIN Summit West is the premiere educational and networking event of the year for the Internet radio and online audio industry, taking place as a partner event to the NAB Show.

Join RAIN News Publisher Kurt Hanson and RAIN Enterprises CEO Jennifer Lane for a full day of panel discussions and presentations on all aspects of the evolving online audio marketplace, followed by the best networking event in the industry, the poolside RAIN Summit Cocktail Party.

Click here to register to attend RAIN Summit West 2014!

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