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RAIN Summit West
at the Las Vegas NAB Show
Sunday, April 7, 2013

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Join us for our 12th annual gathering: RAIN Summit West 2013
The LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
(formerly the Las Vegas Hilton)
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Las Vegas Hotel and Casino poolOur annual RAIN Internet radio summit in Las Vegas is the premiere learning, sharing, and networking event of the year for Internet radio -- and the 2013 RAIN Summit West is shaping up to be our best ever!

This year's RAIN Summit West will feature a keynote presentation from Erica Farber (pictured below left). As President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, Erica Farber leads radio's advocacy efforts by helping to drive business, grow advertising revenue, and communicate radio's digital transition.Erica Farber

Rhapsody International president Jon Irwin (pictured below right) will also deliver a keynote presentation at RAIN Summit West. Jon Irwin serves as Rhapsody International's top executive. He Jon Irwinjoined Rhapsody America in 2009, serving as the venture's chief operating officer and chief of staff before planning and overseeing the company's spinoff into a standalone company.

Click here to register to attend RAIN Summit West 2013!

Join RAIN Publisher Kurt Hanson and RAIN Summits president Jennifer Lane for a full day of panel discussions and presentations on all aspects of the evolving streaming audio marketplace, followed by the best networking event in the industry, the poolside RAIN Summit cocktail party.

RAIN Summit West 2013 speakers:
More to be announced soon!
Ali Abhary
Ali Abhary
Spectrum Medya
CEO
Thierry Ascarez
Thierry Ascarez
Radionomy
VP of Business Development
Rachna Bhasin
Rachna Bhasin
Sirius XM
Senior VP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Alan Burns
Alan Burns
Alan Burns and Associates
President and CEO
Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen
TAG
Managing Partner
Russ Crupnick
Russ Crupnick
NPD Entertainment
President
Michael Dalfonzo
Michael Dalfonzo
Abacast
Director of Sales and Revenue
Joe Gallagher
Joe Gallagher
mvyradio
Eyal Goldwerger
Eyal Goldwerger
Targetspot
CEO
Rusty Hodge
Rusty Hodge
Soma FM
GM & Program Director
Michael Jackel
Michael Jackel
Spotify
VP of West Coast Advertising Sales
Paul Jacobs
Paul Jacobs
JacAPPS
Vice President & GM
Steve Jones
Steve Jones
ABC News Radio
VP/GM
Hakan Kostepen
Hakan Kostepen
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Executive Director - Product Planning & Innovation
Steven Kritzman
Steven Kritzman
Pandora
Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales
Patrick Laird
Patrick Laird
Break of Reality
Artist
Roger Lanctot
Roger Lanctot
Strategy Analytics
Associate Director
Hong Lau
Hong Lau
Live365
CEO
David Levin
David Levin
BMI
VP, New Media & Strategic Development
Jim Lucchese
Jim Lucchese
The Echo Nest
CEO
Dean Mandel
Dean Mandel
Katz360
VP of Broadcast Services, Online Audio/Video Sales
Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Pandora
VP of Engineering
Dominick Milano
Dominick Milano
Triton Digital
President of Publisher Development
David Oxenford
David Oxenford
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Partner
Patrick Polking
Patrick Polking
ESPN
Senior Director of Distribution & Business Strategy
Andrew Polsky
Andrew Polsky
SBS Interactive
VP of Digital Media
Brad Prendergast
Brad Prendergast
SoundExchange
Senior Counsel, Licensing & Enforcement
Carl Rohling
Carl Rohling
TuneIn, Inc
VP of Business Development
Bill Rose
Bill Rose
Arbitron
Senior VP of Marketing
Bill Rose
Larry Rosin
Edison Research
Co-founder and President
John Rosso
John Rosso
Triton Digital
President of Market Development
Chia-Lin Simmons
Chia-Lin Simmons
Aha by Harman
VP, Marketing & Content
Paramdeep Singh
Paramdeep Singh
Saavn
Executive Chairman and Co-founder
Michelle Savoy
Michelle Savoy
Clear Channel Media
Senior VP of Local Digital Sales
Michael Theodore
Michael Theodore
IAB
VP, p & Development
Amy Van Hook
Amy Van Hook
Entercom
Director of Digital Operations
Holger Weiss
Holger Weiss
Aupeo
CEO
RAIN Summit West 2013 agenda:
Coming soon!
Click here to see last year's full agenda.
9:15am
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9:55am
PANEL: Dashboard Discussions
What should your strategy be for optimizing the automotive opportunity? We'll hear from experts who can steer you in the right direction.

Panelists: Carl Rohling (TuneIn), Hakan Kostepen (Panasonic), Paul Jacobs (JacAPPS), Chia-Lin Simmons (Aha by Harman), Amy Van Hook (Entercom).

Moderator: Roger Lanctot (Strategy Analytics).
9:55am
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10:05am
PECHA KUCHA: Listener Driven Radio


10:10am
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10:25am
RESEARCH: Arbitron/Infinite Dial Update
Update on Arbitron/Edison Research's Infinite Dial Study.

Presenators: Bill Rose (Arbitron), Larry Rosin (Edison Research)
10:25am
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10:55am
KEYNOTE: Erica Farber
As President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, Erica Farber leads radio's advocacy efforts by helping to drive business, grow advertising revenue, and communicate radio's digital transition.
10:55am
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11:15am

NETWORKING BREAK

11:15am
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11:55am
PANEL: Profiting from Mobile
While mobile usage is soaring, the ability to monetizing mobile impressions is lagging for most platforms. What are the critical elements to making money with mobile?

Panelists: Michelle Savoy (Clear Channel), Steven Kritzman (Pandora), Michael Dalfonzo (Abacast), Patrick Polking (ESPN) .

Moderator: Michael Theodore (Interactive Advertising Bureau).
11:55am
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12:05pm
POV: John Rosso
President, Market Development

Triton Digital
12:05pm
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12:45pm
PANEL: International Trends in Online Audio
What can we learn from streaming services outside the U.S.? Which countries offer best opportunities for services who want to expand globally? We'll explore the streaming landscape abroad on this panel.

Panelists: Hong Lau (Live365), Holger Weiss (Aupeo), Paramdeep Singh (Saavn), Thierry Ascarez (Radionomy).

Moderator: Ali Abhary (Spectrum Medya).
12:45pm
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1:45pm
LUNCH
Sponsored by BRS Media.

1:45pm
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2:20pm
PANEL: Accelerating Your Audience Growth
What is the best way to increase listening? Do listeners want playlists, recommendations, or curated streams? This panel will discuss ways to connect with your listeners and impact your cume and AQH.

Panelists: Jim Lucchese (The Echo Nest), Alan Burns (Alan Burns & Associates), Rachna Bhasin (Sirius XM), Chris Martin (Pandora), Steve Jones (ABC News Radio)

Moderator: Larry Rosin (Edison Research).
2:20pm
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2:30pm
PECHA KUCHA: MusicMaster


2:30pm
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2:55pm
KEYNOTE: State of the Industry
RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson will deliver his annual address about the current state of Internet radio.
2:55pm
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3:05pm
POV: Eyal Goldwerger
Chief Executive Officer, Targetspot

3:10pm
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3:45pm
PANEL: Jump Start Your Revenue
Sponsored by Triton Digital. This panel will examine the wide array of revenue strategies - from subscriptions and donations to ad networks, ad exchanges, and affiliate programs. Which strategies are working? Who's making it happen?

Panelists: Michael Jackel (Spotify), Dean Mandel (Katz360), Joe Gallagher (mvyradio), Andrew Polsky (SBS Interactive).

Moderator: Dominick Milano (Triton Digital).
3:45pm
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4:00pm

NETWORKING BREAK

4:00pm
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4:15pm
RESEARCH: NPD Group


Presentor: Russ Crupnick (NPD Group).

4:15pm
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4:45pm
KEYNOTE: Jon Irwin
Rhapsody International president Jon Irwin will deliver his keynote presentation.
4:45pm
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4:55pm
PECHA KUCHA: Intertech Media


4:55pm
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5:30pm
PANEL: The Song Plays On
What's the solution to the ongoing battle about royalties? Can the streaming industry and artists work better together? This panel will include a discussion of the musicians and webcasters points of view and feature a musician who has an opinion as well.

Panelists: Brad Prendergast (SoundExchange), Ted Cohen (TAG), David Levin (BMI), Rusty Hodge (Soma FM), Patrick Laird (Artist, Break of Reality).

Moderator: David Oxenford (Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP).
5:30pm
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7:00pm
COCKTAIL PARTY
Sponsored by Pandora. Please join us for our 14th annual RAIN Reader Cocktail Party! Simply walk through the LVH casino and take the Central Tower elevators to the 3rd floor pool deck. We'll be by the gazebo. See you there!