Enjoy great online radio at AccuRadio




RAIN 2/8: Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy to keynote at RAIN Summit North

Posted on: 02/08/2010

PANDORA CHIEF TO ADDRESS RAIN SUMMIT IN TORONTO ON MARCH 12

RAIN is delighted to announce that Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy will deliver the keynote address at RAIN Summit North in Toronto. Kennedy will share his thoughts on the state of broadcast radio, streaming, and new media — and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

Pandora is the world’s leading online radio brand and recently announced their first profitable quarter (RAIN coverage here). The company has also been a leader in streaming to listeners away from computers: on mobile devices (which account for 30% of Pandora’s listening), Blu-ray players, HDTVs, home theater systems and car dashboards (like Ford’s new My Ford Touch system, RAIN coverage here). Most recently, the company made headlines with a new initiative to attract small business ad dollars (RAIN coverage here).

Kennedy is one of a long list of speakers who will be participating in RAIN Summit North on Friday, March 12 during Canadian Music Week (arguably North America’s premier radio and music conference). Jelli CEO Mike Dougherty, Slacker SVP/Strategic Development Jim Rondinelli, the founding president of Net Radio Sales (now Katz 360) Jennifer Lane, and Davis Wright Tremaine’s David Oxenford are among the many speakers. A full (preliminary) schedule of events can be found here.

The Summit will take place from 2:45 PM to 5:45 PM in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and will be followed by one of our legendary RAIN Reader Cocktail Parties. You can register for the event here. And to help new visitors discover this fantastic conference, RAIN readers who are attending CMW for the first time will be eligible for a 50% discount from registration prices! (Details on CMW’s Radio Active conference are here.)

WASHINGTON POST TECH COLUMNIST FINDS A LOT TO LIKE ABOUT SONOSNET RADIO SYSTEM

The Washington Post‘s tech columnist Mike Musgrove says Sonos’ ZonePlayer S5 is the first device to make it easy and “graceful” to stream Internet radio to home stereo systems. The ZonePlayer S5 — basically a stand-alone speaker controlled via iPhone or home computer that streams Pandora, Last.fm and other webcasts — has received plenty of love already (like from The New York Times here and PC World here). Musgrove liked the sound quality and “all the nifty tricks,” but what about that hefty $400 price tag?

“Believe me, I don’t much like spending money, but this gadget performs a trick I’d wanted for years — and does it well. In the tech world, Sonos is a little like Apple: detractors say that there are other devices that do the same tricks for less, but fans say that you get what you pay for.” You can find the full review in The Washington Post here.

LOGITECH’S SQUEEZEBOX TOUCH MAY BE AGAIN DELAYED

Logitech announced the Squeezebox Touch, an attractive touchscreen-wielding Wi-Fi radio, back in September (RAIN coverage here), but soon after said the devices wouldn’t be available until February. Now, Engadget reports the Squeezeboz Touch may not be available for another few months. Find out more here.



share:  del.icio.us.  post this at del.icio.us  Reddit  post this at Reddit  Digg  post this at Digg  Yahoo   post this at Yahoo! my web  Wink   post this at Wink  Windows   post this at Windows Live  Google  post this at Google Bookmarks  Newsvine  post this at Newsvine

Comment

Commenting is closed for this article.


Blogroll
AccuRadio is powered by...
Conference schedules
Sep. 12 SF Music Tech Summit: San Francisco, CA
Sep. 13 RAIN Summit Chicago @ NAB/RAB RadioShow: Chicago, IL
Sep. 14-16 NAB/RAB RadioShow: Chicago, IL
Sep. 24 IBS Radio/Webcast Conf.: Chicago, IL
Oct. 6-7 Digital Music Forum West: Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 13-14 Digital Content Summit/Music: New York, NY
Oct. 18-22 CMJ Music Marathon: New York, NY
Oct. 27-30 CBI Fall Convention: Orlando, FL
Nov. 5 IBS Radio/Webcast Conf.: Boston, MA
Nov. 19 IBS Radio/Webcast Conf.: New York, NY
Dec. 3 IBS Radio/Webcast Conf.: Los Angeles, CA