RAIN Summit NYC sets pureplay/podcast agenda; last day of early-bird pricing

RAIN Summit NYC squareRAIN Summit NYC (“Pureplays and Podcasts”) has finalized a slate of panel topics targeting the content and business sides of online audio. Monday is the final day of early-bird pricing, offering the afternoon-plus-cocktails event for only $49.

On-stage speakers include executive from Deezer, Triton Digital, Songza, 8Tracks, SoundCloud, CBS Interactive, Slacker, Idobi, WNYC, Radioio, ASCAP, Harry Fox Agency, PodcastOne, and others. Five moderated discussion segments with industry experts are set:

The 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.

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 for the music they use? 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.

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.

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.

Capturing Investment Dollars – There has never been more venture capital interest in music services that there is now. Hear from a panel of experts how to talk to investors and capture your share of the VC pie.

RAIN Summit NYC – Pureplays and Podcasts will be held on February 5 at The Greene Space in downtown Manhattan. Click here for speaker list and registration.

Brad Hill