Neal Schore

Triton chief at RAIN Summit West: Start registering your listeners

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:35pm

RAIN Summit West 2012

Last week's RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas included a new feature: POVs. Short for "Point of View," these presentations feature industry thought-leaders offering their stance on a certain topic. This year's topic for discussion was "Redefining Radio."

The first POV was delivered by Triton Digital CEO and President Neal Schore. He argued that radio and webcasters should "stop debating" and instead start focusing on better monetizing audiences. "Our space is greatly undervalued compared to other media channels that don’t provide nearly our capabilities," said Schore. He pushed radio to accommodate listeners' wants and provide services wherever and whenever the audience wants. "If you won't, someone else will," he warned.

Schore also argued Internet radio services should start asking all users for registration information. Such registration could collect age, gender, location and other information, all of which would benefit advertisers and help make the service better for users as well.

"I couldn’t agree more," writes RAIN Summits president Jennifer Lane at Audio4Cast. Registration "enables [web radio services] to offer highly targeted ads and content that is more interesting to the listeners and more valuable to advertisers. It expands the time that listeners are willing to spend with a station, and it raises the likelihood that they’ll interact with an ad because that ad is specifically targeted." You can find Lane's coverage in Audio4Cast here.

Stay tuned for more coverage of RAIN Summit West, including videos of the panels and presentations!

Three experts will offer their perspectives on "Redefining Radio" at Las Vegas conference

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:05pm

RAIN Summit West POVsThis year's RAIN Summit West will include a brand-new feature: RAIN Summit POVs, or Points of View. We've invited several industry thought leaders to weigh in on a certain topic. This year's topic: Redefining Radio.

As part of the Summit -- which takes place Sunday, April 15 -- the industry experts will share their perspectives in brief 10 minute talks. 

This year, the following industry experts will present RAIN Summit POVs:

  • Triton Media Group President/CEO Neal Schore
  • Borrell Associates CEO Gordon Borrell
  • Liquid Compass Founder and CEO Zackary Lewis

We hope their ideas on "Redefining Radio" will spark new thoughts and provoke some interesting cocktail party conversations! The POVs are sure to be one of RAIN Summit West 2012's highlights.

Now that we're a few weeks away from the Summit, tickets are going fast. Several of our Summits in the past have sold out, so we encourage you to register sooner rather than later.

You can find out more about the Summit and register to attend right here. We hope to see you there!

RAIN Summit West adds The Echo Nest's Jim Lucchese and Triton Media Group's Neal Schore

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 12:00pm

Jim Lucchese, CEO of The Echo NestToday RAIN announces the addition of two more industry executives to the agenda of RAIN Summit West 2012: CEO of The Echo Nest Jim Lucchese and President/CEO of Triton Media Group Neal Schore.

The conference takes place Sunday, April 15 in Las Vegas (more info below).

Lucchese (pictured right) has worked in digital music strategy and corporate development for about 15 years, holding positions at Greenberg Traurig, Hughes and Webnoize/DMN. Now he serves as CEO of The Echo Nest, the music intelligence company that powers Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Custom Radio service, as well as web radio offerings from Spotify, MOG and others. More than 250 applications have been built using The Echo Nest platform. Find out more abotu Lucchese and The Echo Nest here.

Schore (pictured below left) has over 20 years of media experience as a principal and operating executive and is the founding President and CEO of Triton Media Group. He has also served as Managing Partner and CEO of Midway Marketing Group, LLC (a media advisory firm), as founding President of Brite Media Group, among other entrepreneurial executive positions. You can find out more about Schore on Triton Media Group's website here.

Neal Schore, President/CEO of Triton Media GroupOther speakers set to appear at RAIN Summit West 2012 include Pandora SVP of Advertising Sales Steven Kritzman, Slacker President/CEO Jim Cady, MP3tunes Founder/CEO Michael Robertson and others. ESPN SVP, Production/Business Divisions Traug Keller will keynote the conference. RAIN will announce more speakers and panel topics in the coming weeks.

RAIN Summit West will take place on April 15 at the former Las Vegas Hilton, now called the LVH -- Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. It will conclude with the always-anticipated tradition of the poolside RAIN Reader Cocktail Party.

The Summit is an official “Co-Located Education Program” of the NAB Show. Registration includes access to the NAB Show Exhibit Hall and a catered box lunch. RAIN registrants can save $100 on NAB registration.

For registration and sponsorship information, visit kurthanson.com/rainsummitwest.

Other RAIN Summits are planned for later this year in Dallas (at the RAB/NAB Radio Show) on September 18th and in Berlin, Germany on October 5th. 

L.A. Times spotlights Triton Digital

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 12:00pm

Triton Digital's founders Neal Schore (left) and Mike Agovino (right)"Like Levi Strauss, who got rich selling goods to immigrants during the Gold Rush, the founders of Triton Digital are making their fortune by providing the technology to radio companies wanting to mine digital gold."

So begins the L.A. Times' feature on Triton Digital and its founders: Neal Schore and Mike Agovino. The article follows the "old-school radio executives" from their decision to start Triton to what the company is up to today. You can find it right here.

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