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Rdio CEO Anthony Bay to keynote RAIN Summit West

abayborderRAIN is pleased to announce that Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio, will be the keynote speaker at RAIN Summit West on Sunday, April 12 in Las Vegas, during the NAB Show. Bay joins a roster of luminaries who have keynoted the annual conference, including Tim Westergren, Jon Irwin, Erica Farber, Dan Mason, Jason Calacanis, and Joe Kennedy.

Anthony Bay joined Rdio in December, 2013, and has guided the company’s expansion — both the business model and the service’s global reach. Rdio added an ad-supported listening plan to its subscription on-demand music platform. As an international service, Rdio plays in over 60 countries, and this week became the first multi-national music service to enter the vital and specialized Indian market.

Before Rdio, Anthony Bay held executive positions at Apple, Loudeye, Microsoft, and Apple.

“For 14 years RAIN Summits have been advancing the online audio industry by offering the best programs and hosting savvy speakers,” said Jennifer Lane, President and CEO of RAIN Enterprises. “We’re delighted that Anthony can join us this year.”

RAIN Summit West is a co-located education program of the NAB Show, and is the premiere educational and networking event for online audio. Now in its 14th year, the Summit focuses on the evolving online audio space, and is geared to both broadcasters on the Web (like Cumulus Media and CBS Radio), and Internet-only streaming services (Pandora and Spotify).

See the full press release below.


Rdio CEO Anthony Bay to keynote RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas April 12th

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Lane, lane.jennifer@gmail.com, phone 860-572-1994

Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s RAIN Summit West on Sunday April 12th at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas, during the NAB Show. A highly accomplished digital media executive, Bay joined Rdio in 2013 with a mission to expand the company’s global footprint and listener base. Under his leadership, the company has expanded its business model to focus on a free-first approach across platforms, and has introduced global partnerships with companies such as Cumulus Media here in the US.

Anthony came to Rdio from Amazon, where he served as head of the global video business and lead the growth of the team’s transactional video business and subscriber base. Prior to that, Anthony was chairman at Loudeye where he pioneered the global distribution, promotion, and sale of digital media content prior to the company’s acquisition by Nokia. Bay also held executive positions at Microsoft and Apple.

A highly experienced digital media executive, Bay will deliver the keynote address at the 14th annual gathering of online audio professionals, RAIN Summit West.

A co-located education program of the NAB Show, RAIN Summit West is the premiere educational and networking event for online audio. Now in its 14th year, the summit focuses on the evolving online audio space, and is geared to both broadcasters on the Web (like Cumulus Media and CBS Radio), and Internet-only streaming services (Pandora and Spotify). Previous keynote speakers at RAIN Summits include Pandora Founder Tim Westergren, RAB CEO Erica Farber, CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason, Rhapsody President Jon Irwin, ESPN senior vice president Traug Keller, VP/GM Yahoo Launchcast David Goldberg, NPR SVP/Digital Media Kinsey Wilson, New Media expert Jason Calacanis, and Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy.

“Anthony Bay and Rdio have taken some very smart steps over the past year to advance their business model,” said RAIN Enterprises president and CEO Jennifer Lane. “For 14 years RAIN Summits have been advancing the online audio industry by offering the best programs and hosting savvy speakers. We’re delighted that Anthony can join us this year.”

“At RAIN we take pride in presenting speakers with unique value to all stakeholders in streaming audio.” said Kurt Hanson, Publisher and Founder of RAIN. “Rdio is a pioneering and innovative company with visionary leadership. We are thrilled that Anthony will present the RAIN Summit West keynote.”

RAIN Summits will announce more speakers and panel topics in the coming weeks. RAIN Summit West concludes with the always-anticipated poolside RAIN Summits Cocktail Party. The Summit and the Cocktail reception take place at the Westgate Hotel, formerly the LVH, adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Summit is an official co-located education partner event to the NAB Show. Registration includes access to the NAB Show exhibit hall and a catered box lunch.

For registration information, visit http://rainnews.com/rain-summit-west-2015/ . For information on the event or for sponsorship information contact RAIN Summits President/CEO Jennifer Lane, jennifer@rainnews.com

RAIN Summits hosts several events each year. Other RAIN Summits include RAIN Summit Atlanta on Tuesday September 29th, and RAIN Summit Europe in the fall.

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ABOUT RAIN Enterprises: RAIN Enterprises is the leading source of news, information and inspiration for the online audio industry. The company consists of RAIN News, the leading trade publication for the industry, and RAIN Summits. RAIN News is the preeminent source of information and commentary about the future of radio and streaming audio, founded in 1999 by Publisher Kurt Hanson. RAIN News VP/Managing Editor is Brad Hill.

RAIN News Staff

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