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The premiere knowledge and networking event for the Internet radio and the online audio industry!

A partner event to the NAB Show.

A full day of special presentations, networking opportunities, and expert discussions on all aspects of the evolving online audio marketplace.

To top it off,  the best networking event in the industry — the RAIN Summit Cocktail Party!




ginny morris OFFICIAL large square crop 100wGINNY MORRIS, Keynote Speaker

Chair and CEO of Hubbard Radio, Ginny Morris has been in radio for over 30 years.



zach sang from Westwood One siteZACH SANG
Multimedia superstar and radio prodigy for Westwood One. In a RAIN Summit interview, Zach will talk about his background, his passion for radio, and daily production.


francesco baschieri 100wFRANCESCO BASCHIERI

Founder and CEO, Spreaker, a broadcast and podcast service that enables amateurs and professionals to create and monetize audio programs.



vickie nauman 100wVICKIE NAUMAN

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advisory, Vickie Nauman works with a portfolio of music/tech companies including ROK Mobile, SXSW Music, and CUR Media.


paul jacobs 100x100PAUL JACOBS

Vice President of Jacobs Media and President of jacAPPS, Paul Jacobs has a lifetime of radio experience.


russ crupnick 100wRUSS CRUPNICK

Russ Crupnick is Managing Partner of MusicWatch, a research company providing insights and marketing research to the music and entertainment industries.


brad prendergast 100wBRAD PRENDERGAST

Brad Prendergast is Senior Counsel, Licensing & Enforcement, SoundExchange — the government-appointed agency which collects and distributes label royalties from webcasters.


alexis van de wyer crop square 100x100ALEXIS VAN DE WYER

CEO of advertising-tech company AdsWizz, a global leader in monetization solutions for digital audio and radio.




As President of Market Development at Triton Digital, John Ross represents Triton’s suite of technology solutions throughout the digital audio market.



tony hereau 100x100TONY HEREAU

As VP, Audience Insights at Nielsen, Tony Hereau advocated for broadcast radio. He will provide Nielsen’s perspective on total audience measurement.



bobby davidorf 100x100BOBBY DAVIDORF

Founder of Playlist Media, Inc., and a veteran of audio startups.



thomas ford from google plus 100x100THOMAS FORD

Thomas Ford is Chief Marketing Officer of Soundrop, which creates online marketing tools for the music business. Soundrop is a participating startup at RAIN Summit West.


jack hobbs cropped square 100wJACK HOBBS

President of reVOLVER Podcasts, the new bilingual podcast and video streaming platform targeting a fast growing Latino audience, Jack Hobbs is ex-Univision (and a former pro baseball player).


stefan brock 100wSTEFAN BROCK

Stefan Brock is an Emmy Award-winning executive, and Vice President of Interactive at Alpha Media.


ted gurley 100wTED GURLEY

As Vice President Digital Sales at Univision Communications, Ted Gurley executes advertising strategies to reach the digital Latino across 128 TV/radio stations and 71 websites.


margaret hunt linkedin 100wMARGARET POMEROY HUNT

Margaret Pomeroy Hunt is the Chief Development Officer at New York Public Radio, home to on-demand audio brands Here’s the Thing, Freakonomics, Note to Self, Radiolab, and others.


owen grover crop 02 100wOWEN GROVER
Senior Vice President and General Manager for iHeartRadio, Owen Grover has been actively involved in the media and entertainment industry for more than 15 years.


norm pattiz thumbnailNORMAN PATTIZ

Founder of Westwood One, inductee in the National Radio Hall of Fame, and currently Founder & Chairman of Podcast One, Norman Pattiz is one of audio’s great innovators.


ted cohen linkedinTED COHEN

Ted Cohen is Managing Partner of Tag Strategic, a strategic advisory company providing business development for clients as diverse as Coca-Cola and Gibson. He was SVP of Digital Development at EMI Music for six eventful years (2000-2006), and holds many consulting and board positions.


susiehedrickSUSIE HEDRICK

As Senior Vice President of Sales, North America, for advertising technology company WideOrbit, Susie Hedrick continues an executive career representing large suites of sell-side software for the broadcast industry.


david levin thumbDAVID LEVIN

Vice President of New Media and Strategic Development and BMI, David Levin is a pioneer in digital media and entertainment. Before joining BMI in 2012, Levin held leadership roles in Sony Music, and Bertelsmann Music Group before that.


jeremy sinon 100wJEREMY SINON

As Corporate Digital Director of Hubbard Radio, Jeremy Sinon manages website strategy, new product innovation, social media, mobile app development, and all other aspects of interactive products across the radio stations in Hubbard’s nine markets.


ruth presslaff 100wRUTH PRESSLAFF

Founder of Presslaff Interactive Media, a technology and marketing company. A specialist in building audience engagement and relationships, Presslaff describes herself as “a major data geek.”


kurthansonKURT HANSON
Founder of RAIN and CEO of online radio pioneer AccuRadio, Kurt Hanson is a forward-thinking legend in the industry. He will present his traditional State of the Industry Address, a data-packed analysis of key trends laced with fly-by 60’s TV references. Keep your eyes (and ears) open. An event in itself.


Larry Rosin Headshot-2011-OutsideLARRY ROSIN

Edison Research President Larry Rosin returns to RAIN Summit West with fresh insights from The Infinite Dial, the cornerstone consumer survey on American listening habits co-produced with Triton Digital.



Broadcast law attorney David Oxenford is a foremost expert on the complex legalities that underlie radio and streaming audio. Fortunately for conference attendees, he is also a master at demystifying the regulatory tangle.


karen allenKAREN ALLEN

Describing herself as “a Millennial in a Gen X body,” Karen Allen is a business consultant who focuses on digital solutions for the entertainment industry. As head of her own consultancy and VP of Business Development for Kwaai Oak, Karen has her ear to the ground of the tech startup landscape.


mike dougherty 300wMIKE DOUGHERTY

An investment banker turned startup entrepreneur, Mike Dougherty is the Founder and CEO of Jelli, a programmatic platform for broadcast radio. Jelli powers the Expressway from Katz, and is the technology provider for programmatic sales at iHeartMedia.


kevin goldbergKEVIN GOLDBERG

Kevin Goldberg comes to RAIN Summit West from Washington law firm Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, where he specializes in copyright and trademark issues,and has represented webcasters in music licensing issues.

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Praise for RAIN Summit West 2015

RAIN Summits are always one of the most informative and well-managed events I attend.”

“I flew down from Dubai for this and it was totally worth the effort.”

“I find the entire conference fascinating and feel like we are exploring the future.”

“Great content. The program moved. Well worth the money.”

“Attracts the people I need to speak to face-to-face.”

“Excellent panels, and very well paced.”

“I found the content and speakers to be top notch.”

“A good networking opportunity with like-minded people.”

“Helps me clearly see how to move forward in an ever-evolving environment.”

“Great! Just as I had hoped.”

“Always the right crowd.”

“Packed with lots of information and insight. Thank you!”

“Met some great colleagues; some will be good friends.”

“It was excellent. Lots of chances to network, meet new people, and share ideas.”

“Informative and insightful look into the on-demand, Internet radio world.”

“Moderators did a great job keeping the discussions on track.”

“Good opportunity to get the pulse of the industry.”

“RAIN packs a lot of info into one day. Love it.”

“I found the summit extremely valuable.”

“Always a great time.”

“I absolutely loved the summit.”

Companies Attending RAIN Summit West

  • ABC
  • AdLarge
  • AdsWizz
  • Airkast
  • All Access
  • Alpha Media
  • AP
  • AudioBoom
  • Axel Springer
  • Backbone Networks
  • Barry Drake, Author & Consultant
  • BMI
  • Bop Radio
  • Cumulus Media
  • Desi 1250 AM
  • Edison Research
  • Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
  • Flowing Streams
  • Focus on the Family
  • Futuri
  • Global Media Services
  • Greystone
  • Harman
  • Holland Cooke Media
  • Hubbard Radio
  • iHeartMedia
  • jacAPPS
  • Jacobs Media
  • Jelli
  • Katz Media Group
  • Katz Radio Group
  • KLOK 1170 AM
  • K-Love/1 Air
  • Levity Entertainment Group
  • Market Enginuity
  • Mercury Capital Partners
  • Miroamer
  • MRN
  • MusicWatch
  • New York Public Radio
  • Nielsen
  • Omny Studio
  • Playlist Media
  • PodcastOne
  • Presslaff Interactive Revenue
  • Progress Partners, Inc.
  • Public Radio International
  • RAIN Enterprises
  • reVOLVER Podcasts
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Salem Media Group
  • Simplifi
  • SoundExchange
  • Soundrop
  • Sparknet
  • Spreaker
  • Streamguys
  • Tag Strategic
  • TargetSpot
  • The Drive, Calgary
  • The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Tom Taylor Newsletter
  • TrafficCast
  • Triton Digital
  • Univision
  • Vipology
  • Westwood One
  • WideOrbit