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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 (Fuzz.com), 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).

Some New York City payphones to become web radio transmitters, er, free Wi-Fi hotspots

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:25pm

Wi-Fi payphonesA select group of New York City payphones will soon become free Wi-Fi hotspots. "The hotspots are initially coming to ten payphones in three of the boroughs and will be open to the public to access for free," reports GigaOM (here).

"Users just agree to the terms, visit the city’s tourism website and then they’re up and running... The effort is part of the city’s larger goal of providing more digital inclusion for residents."

We'll leave you to bask in the delicious irony of new smartphones tethering to a data connection transmitted from a payphone.

 

ELVIS DURAN GROUP LAUNCHES DIGITAL DIVISION WITH NEW HIRE

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:00pm

The Elvis Duran Group (EDG) has created a new Digital division and appointment Kathleen Heaney as Digital Director. Heaney will oversee the ElvisDuran.com website, which will include a video channel to feature exclusive content from the syndicated “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” (and more).

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