October DASH conference to focus on radio and "the connected car"

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 12:50pm

Industry consultants Jacobs Media and Valerie Shuman, along with news source Radio Ink, will present a seminar focusing on radio in cars, called DASH: The Connected Car AudioTainment Conference.

The conference, October 23-24 in Detroit, is "designed to bring the automotive, radio, and advertising industries together to explore partnerships, exchange information, and learn from one another in a collaborative setting," according to an announcement.

"Changing technology in the digital age is redefining the decades-long connection between these two storied industries," the conference organizers say. "At the center of this change is the 'connected car'..."

Read more about the conference here.

Watch content from today's radio and tech Hivio conference live online

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:55am

You can watch video coverage of the one-day Hivio radio and technology conference happening today in San Diego.

The event is produced by consultant Mark Ramsey and founder of digital agency Spring House Jaime Solis.

The video stream is here.

Hanson speaks at (and sends photos from) the New Music Seminar in New York

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 12:30pm

RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson is in New York this week for the New Music Seminar conference, and sent along a couple snapshots.

Kurt spoke yesterday on a SoundExchange-presented panel called "The Digital Radio Explosion – The Fuse is Lit." The panel was moderated by Andrew Hampp, Senior Correspondent, Branding, at Billboard. Joining Kurt on the panel were Brian Benedik (Head of U.S. Ad Sales, Spotify), Rick Song (EVP of Digital Sales, Clear Channel), Alex White (CEO, Next Big Sound), John Rosso (President, Market Development, Triton), Steven Kritzman (Sr. VP of Advertising Sales, Pandora), and Sara-Beth Donovan (VP Director of Media Mintz + Hoke).

You can see thumbnail photos of Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverman's State of the Industry opening speech; and panel discussions "Music Subscription: Getting To A Billion – Building A Strategy For Success" and "SoundExchange Presents: Radio on the Edge."

Click the thumbnail photos to see the full-size image. Check out the panel descriptions and rosters (so you know who's in the photos) here.

Below: Tom Silverman on stage.

Pictured below: "Music Subscription: Getting To A Billion – Building A Strategy For Success." Pictured left-to-right: Moderator Stephen Bryan (Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Warner Music Group), Mark Piibe (Executive Vice President, Global Business Development and Digital Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment), Sachin Doshi (Head of Development and Analysis, Spotify), Jim Cady (President & CEO, Slacker), Andy Chen (CEO, WIMP), and Jon Irwin (President, Rhapsody).

Below: "SoundExchange Presents: Radio on the Edge." Pictured left-to-right: Mike Dougherty (CEO, Jelli Radio), Kevin King (, Stephen Valenta (Reporting/Finance/Ad Ops, 8Tracks), Eric Davich (Co-Founder/COO, Songza), Paul Campbell (CEO, Amazing Radio), and moderator Corey Denis (VP Digital Strategy & Marketing, Toolshed).

Long-running Radio Ink Convergence conference returns Monday

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 3:20pm

Monday begins the day-and-a-half Radio Ink Convergence conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center. AccuRadio founder and RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson is scheduled to take part in Tuesday afternoon's "Tech Super Session." Joining him will be Mohr Davidow Ventures (backers of Bandpage) general partner Katherine Barr and Walden Ventures (Pandora, SoundHound) managing director Larry Marcus.

The event's keynote speakers are Draper Fisher Jurvetson managing partner Tim Draper, journalists John Dvorak and Leo Laporte, Westwood One founder (with the new PodcastOne) Norm Pattiz, author and Social Media Explorer/SME Digital CEO Nichole Kelly, consultant and Business Rock Stars co-founder Ken Rutkowski, and and UberTalk CEO Michael Robertson.

Registration info and the agenda are here.

SF MusicTech Summit speaker agenda includes RAIN and AccuRadio's Kurt Hanson

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 12:10pm

The twelfth installment of the acclaimed SanFran MusicTech Summit is tomorrow, at San Francisco's Hotel Kabuki (in Japantown). AccuRadio CEO and RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson will participate, as will several other industry professionals involved in the Internet radio sector.

Pandora Director of Playlist Engineering Eric Bieschke was the company's second employee. He works with the musical intelligence and listener data that shapes Pandora's music experiences.

SoundExchange (the company that administers webcasting sound recording royalties) senior counsel for Licensing & Enforcement Brad Prendergast will appear too, as will composer/performer Zoë Keating (she's the artist who made public her Pandora royalties, and said she'd be happier receiving listener data than small payments, here).

Rhapsody president Jon Irwin will keynote our own RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas in April (here). He'll also appear at SanFran MusicTech Summit tomorrow.

While SanFran MusicTech is tomorrow from 9a to 6p (followed by a cocktail party and afterparty), there's an opening night gathering tonight. Audio from the panels will be posted to SoundCloud, will live-stream content, and there's an official mobile app too. There's more, including registration, here.

Next Radio conference posts last two years' worth of content for free viewing

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:10am

James Cridland and Matt Deegan, who've organized the Next Radio conference in London the past two Septembers, have made available video of the presentations from both installments of their event for free online. 

Cridland tells us it's "all bitesized chunks of excellent radio ideas from the UK, including some award-winning podcasters. And all for free. Great radio is great radio, wherever it is..."

We're looking forward to digging in to it this weekend. Take a look yourself here.

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