JULY 30th 2018: Following up on an inspiring at-capacity 2018 event this year in Hollywood, the ninth annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT (WWRS) - presented by A&R WORLDWIDE and ALLACCESS.COM – has revealed the dates for its 2019 edition, which will take place March 27th - 29th, 2019. The Worldwide Radio Summit will head to the north side of the Hollywood Hills for its 2019 debut in Burbank, CA, the "Media Capital of the World," at the newly-remodeled and decadent Castaway venue for an ultimate networking, creative and business experience. In "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" as heard on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, high in a picturesque setting in hills overlooking the city and Downtown LA, the new Castaway is set to become SoCal's most provocative and exciting special events property and upscale restaurant featuring breathtaking views and a renewed energy and vibe, ready to deliver a world-class networking experience to 2019’s attendees.
Worldwide Radio Summit will take place right after one of the leading international music, A&R, publishing, synch, brands, ad agency, film/TV/videogames, management, streaming, digital, marketing and content distribution events – MUSEXPO (www.musexpo.net) and its “Creative Summit” as part of the week-long California Entertainment Week.
Burbank, CA is home to some of the world's most recognized music and media companies including film/TV studios, record labels, publishing companies, radio stations, music supervisors, synch companies and more including iHeartRadio, KPWR “Power 106” Los Angeles, The Walt Disney Company, Disney Music Group, Freemantle Media, ABC, Hollywood Records, ESPN, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Comics, Freeform, Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic, Elektra, peermusic, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, The Burbank Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Cartoon Network Studios, Insomniac Games, The CW Television Network, NBC Universal and A&R Worldwide’s Headquarters to name a few, the city of Burbank is set to welcome 2019 delegates to this long-time epicenter of music creativity and innovation.
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT is the "United Nations of Radio" attended by hundreds of U.S. and international radio and record executives over the past eight years. WWRS 2019 will continue to highlight some of the most important issues and opportunities impacting radio today and tomorrow, as well as focus on the future of this crucial broadcast medium that is the world's largest communicator and platform for music discovery. In addition, WWRS 2019 will also include broader topics on music, content, digital, mobile, tech, monetization and much more.
Among the focused topics and discussion will be:
*Advances in digital, streaming and mobile audience engagement
*New ways to enhance audience interaction via all touch-points
*Embracing new listeners – how to win millennials
*Innovative ways to build new revenue streams
*Evolving programmatic sales and revenue sources
*Winning with new music discovery & innovative programming
*Radio and its evolution in the digital age of the auto industry
*Social/digital media integration and evolution
*Creative programming locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
*Mobilization- using mobile for all touch points of listener engagement
*Talent & radio brand development
*Digital and tech innovation – new tools to create assets, audience reach and revenue
*Podcasting & Vodcasting
*Spoken word – the art and science of audio communication
*New business and marketing strategies to enhance revenue models
*Radio's influence across multiple platforms
*Content is king – embracing music, videos, visuals, talk to elevate a radio experience
*Radio device development
AND MUCH MORE!
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 will kick-off a new tradition as WWRS 2019 will host its first-ever golf tournament at DeBell Golf Course. The best-ball tournament will be Co-Sponsored by Mediabase and part of the net proceeds will benefit numerous charities. Further details regarding the tournament and this great networking experience will be forthcoming.
In addition, Worldwide Radio Summit on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th will host a special Opening Night Reception event at CASTAWAY as the venue welcomes the event delegation to Burbank. The 2019 program, as it has in previous years, will also showcase even more future global radio music stars!
And on THURSDAY, MARCH 28th and FRIDAY, MARCH 29th we'll have two more evening cocktail parties including live entertainment featuring some big name acts as well as the crème de la crème of emerging U.S. and international talent.
Over the last eight years, the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT has attracted thousands of broadcasters, music executives and digital/social industry leaders from hundreds of companies including: ABSOLUTE RADIO INTERNATIONAL (UK, AUSTRALIA), ARABIAN RADIO NETWORK (UAE), BBC RADIO (UK), BENZTOWN, BMG, BORRELL & ASSOCIATES
CBS, COCA-COLA, COX, CUMULUS, DELTA AIRLINES, DMR INTERACTIVE, EDISON RESEARCH, EMMIS, ENTERCOM, ESPN RADIO, FLUXFM (GERMANY), FORD MOTORS, GREATER MEDIA, HIT FM (CHINA),
iHEARTRADIO, JACOBS MEDIA, FUTURI MEDIA, MARK RAMSEY MEDIA, MARKETRON, MIX GROUP, MTV/VH1 RADIO, NIELSEN, NELONEN MEDIA (FINLAND), NUVOODO, P4 (NORWAY), P3 (SWEDEN)
PANDORA, PBS, POLLACK MUSIC & MEDIA GROUP, PREMIERE NETWORKS, PROMOSUITE, RAB, RADIO DOBLE NUEVE (PERU), RDIO, REYNOLDS MEDIA
SHUMAN CONSULTING, SIRIUSXM, SLACKER, SONY MUSIC (COLUMBIA, EPIC, RCA), SOUNDCLOUD, SOUNDOUT, SPECTRUM MEDYA (TURKEY), TOKYO FM (JAPAN), TRIPLE J RADIO (AUSTRALIA), TRITON MEDIA,
UMG (INTERSCOPE, DEF JAM, REPUBLIC, CAPITOL), VIRGIN RADIO, WESTWOOD ONE, WMG (ATLANTIC, WARNER BROS.), XFM (UK), Y MUSIC, YAHOO!, 5FM (SOUTH AFRICA) and hundreds of others.
The WWRS 2019 event will focus on bringing together an even greater collection of radio, digital and music minds that will make the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT, once again, the must-attend global radio event for anyone who has an interest in the world's most powerful medium to break artists, build audience and generate revenue.
The WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT's purpose is to unite broadcasters from the U.S. and other nations in an inclusive manner to showcase new creative and business models that will help this essential communicator of music, talk, news and sports evolve and thrive for years to come.
In addition, WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 will help radio networks connect with peers and help radio discover and expose some of the best new talent from across the globe to its vast audiences.
SAT BISLA, President/Founder A&R WORLDWIDE/MUSEXPO, states, "As members and advocates of the global radio and music communities, we are very excited to evolve the Worldwide Radio Summit into a ‘one of a kind experience and opportunity’ that those vested in music, media, radio, technology and more – cannot miss! Uniting MUSEXPO – the renowned global music, media, technology, synch and live event, with Worldwide Radio Summit as part of the multi-day California Entertainment Week, will make the events a one-stop experience to cover all aspects of the creative, business and networking communities as we evolve together into the future of music, media, radio, technology, etc. I am also very pleased again to be working with JOEL DENVER and his great team at ALLACCESS.COM to help deliver an event that will bring broadcasters and music enthusiasts together for the betterment of artists, fans and industry alike – we will be part of ‘one movement’ during California Entertainment Week.”
JOEL DENVER, ALLACCESS.COM President & Publisher, notes, "The ALLACCESS.COM team and I are always thrilled to work with SAT BISLA and his knowledgeable team at A&R WORLDWIDE in presenting WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 as part of California Entertainment Week. We work together to bring the best speakers, thought leaders, and experts that are willing to share their unparalleled knowledge of radio, digital technologies, music and successful, innovative methods of ways of driving new revenue streams so that executives around the world can tap into these rapidly evolving new frontiers of interaction and communication with their audiences both in broadcast and in emerging digital platforms. As always, WWRS 2019 will not be a rehash of the same old stuff you've seen elsewhere. WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 will be another example of must-see, must-hear, must-attend content as part of the exciting California Entertainment Week. We so look forward to your presence and participation!"