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5/15/17
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 CONTINUES TO FOSTER INSPIRATION AND INNOVATION



The Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS) continues to grow as it just recently wrapped its 7th edition at Hollywood’s W Hotel, May 3rd - 5th. The event once again brought together radio leaders from around the world for inspiring dialogue on the future of the global broadcast medium, and its continued evolution in our constantly changing music and media landscape.

AllAccess.com Publisher and WWRS Co-Founder, Joel Denver, commented, “Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 was our largest event to date with over 800 attending the sessions, cocktail parties and luncheons offering an amazing opportunity for the best of the best in radio, music, social/digital to mingle and trade ideas to keep radio - on all platforms - healthy and creative. My sincere thanks to my team at AllAccess.com and to Sat Bisla and his team at A&R Worldwide for a terrific partnership and combined effort into making this yearly event successful and beneficial for our delegates.”

Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide/MUSEXPO and Co-Founder of WWRS added, “The Worldwide Radio Summit continues to be an essential forum to unite and inspire everyone from all aspects of radio [traditional, digital, mobile, satellite, streaming] together to share, discuss and interact the current and future opportunities of the world’s greatest communicator of sound - radio! It’s been great to partner with our dear friend Joel Denver and his team at AllAccess.com along with everyone at A&R Worldwide to bring together an event that truly makes a positive difference to everyone who attends the Worldwide Radio Summit - it creates a foundation for a true and honest dialogue for anyone and everyone who has a connection to radio. We look forward to making our 2018 event even more exceptional for all our attendees and partners who are all essential to the evolution and success of the Worldwide Radio Summit.”

The Worldwide Radio Summit will return in 2018 for its 8th edition with details to be revealed in the coming months. For more information on WWRS, visit www.worldwideradiosummit.com.

Below is a pictorial overview from WWRS 2017.

DISCUSSING THE STATE OF THE GLOBAL RADIO INDUSTRY (l-r): Chris Williams (Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio), Suzanne Grimes (President, Westwood One), Chris Price (Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, UK), Markus Kuehn (Managing Partner, FluxFM, Germany), Caroline Beasley (CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group) and Neal Schore (President & CEO, Triton Digital). SHARING THEIR THOUGHTS ON GUT VS DATA WITH RADIO AND MUSIC: Pictured (l-r) are Kid Kelly (VP/Pop & Program Director, Hits1/Venus, SiriusXM), Marika Malliaris (Music Compiler, 5FM, South Africa), Mike Walsh (Head of Music & Deputy Programme Director, Radio X, UK), Aton Ben-Horin (Global VP/A&R, Warner Music Group), Skip Dillard (OM/PD, WBLS, New York), Thomas Scherer (EVP, Frontline Publishing, U.S. & Global Publishing, BMG), Lee Leipsner (EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records) and Hal Rood (Partner/EVP, Strategic Solutions Research).

PROVIDING AN INSIGHT INTO THE EVOLUTION OF BBC RADIO was Ben Cooper (Controller, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & BBC Asian Network). Ben provided a profound overview of where radio is going via audio, social, digital, mobile, streaming, visual, live and more! RADIO’S TECH SURVEY 13: “THE DNA OF RADIO AUDIENCE” Fred Jacobs, President & Founder, Jacobs Media inspired the audience with his intricate dissection of the DNA of radio listening behavior amongst other media and more.

HUNDREDS GATHER FOR THE ANNUAL GLOBAL RADIO CONFAB: Hundreds of radio executives and those vested in radio (music, streaming, digital, programming, playlists and more) attended the 7th annual Worldwide Radio Summit.



4/24/17
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 SET TO RECONVENE FOR 7TH EDITION IN LOS ANGELES



The Worldwide Radio Summit, presented by A&R Worldwide and AllAccess.com, is gearing up for its return to the W Hotel Hollywood May 3rd - 5th for its 7th edition. The past six years have seen the Worldwide Radio Summit attended by hundreds of U.S. and international radio and record executives seeking to network, inspire and encourage the continued health of the broadcast medium in an evolving landscape. The event is not-to-be-missed for anyone vested in the world of radio and broadcast!

This year’s event will kick-off on May 3rd at the Hard Rock Café Hollywood with the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 Opening Night Reception, hosted by TM EVO, and featuring performances from Bailey Bryan and Ocean Park Standoff.

The following two days will feature cutting edge sessions with broadcast leaders from the U.S. and globally covering all aspects of the world’s largest communicator of sound. As radio evolves from terrestrial to online, satellite, digital and mobile, the Worldwide Radio Summit will continue to offer the insight that will keep attendees on the pulse of the future of this essential broadcast medium and provide the chance to interact with those driving the future ideology and content of radio.

To view the full 2017 event program, click HERE. For more information and to register visit www.worldwideradiosummit.com or contact tyler@anrworldwide.com.



4/10/17
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017: UNITING THE LEADERS OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST COMMUNICATOR OF MUSIC AND SOUND



The seventh annual Worldwide Radio Summit, presented by A&R Worldwide and AllAccess.com, is set to return to the W Hotel Hollywood May 3rd - 5th 2017. Over the past six years, Worldwide Radio Summit, the "United Nations of Radio," has been attended by hundreds of U.S. and international radio and record executives seeking to network, inspire and encourage the continued health of the broadcast medium in an evolving landscape. The event is not-to-be-missed for anyone vested in the world of radio and broadcast!

Among the many innovators already confirmed to join the 2017 edition are included those from: ABC Radio & ABC News; Advantage Music Research; Alpha Media; Amplifi Media; audioBoom; BBC Radio; Beasley Broadcast Group; Benztown; BMG; Coleman Insights; Columbia Records; Cumulus; DC101/Washington, DC; Def Jam Recordings; DMR/Interactive; iHeartMedia; Emmis; Entercom; EON Media Group; FluxFM (Germany); Futuri Media; Geller Media International; Hubbard Broadcasting; IMGR; Jacaranda FM (S. Africa); Jacobs Media; KCRW/Los Angeles; KIIS FM/Los Angeles; KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles; KROQ/Los Angeles; KXOL (Mega 96.3)/Los Angeles; Media.Info; The Mix Group; Mobilium Global; Mr. Master; MusicMaster; Nielsen; NuVoodoo Media Services; Powergold; Premiere Networks; Promosuite; RAB; Radio Days Europe; Radio X (UK); RCA Records; RCS/Mediabase; Republic Records; Research Director, Inc.; The Reynolds Group; SiriusXM; SoundOut; Source Audio; Southern Cross Austereo; TM EVO; Townsquare Media; Triton Digital; vCreative; Warner/Chappell Production Music; Warner Music Group; Westwood One; Wheatstone; WRIF; 5FM (S. Africa); 7digital; and many more!

For more information, including the full agenda and to register, click HERE or contact Tyler at tyler@anrworldwide.com for additional information.



2/6/17
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 SET TO BRING RADIO LEADERS TO LOS ANGELES



The seventh annual Worldwide Radio Summit, presented by A&R Worldwide and AllAccess.com, will return May 3rd - 5th 2017, to the W Hotel Hollywood. As the event prepares for another year of inspiring dialogue and insight, the Worldwide Radio Summit has already confirmed a number of the world’s best and brightest minds from all aspects of radio including: traditional, streaming, digital, mobile, satellite, the DASH and more! We’re excited to have the radio communities from N. America, South America, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, SE Asia joining us for our exciting and innovative Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 program.

Among those confirmed to join the 2017 edition are included: Ali Abhary - CEO, Karnaval Media Group (Turkey); Andrew Curran - President & COO, DMR/Interactive; Brad Kelly - Managing Director, Nielsen Audio; Brendan Regan - VP/Content & Partnerships, audioBoom; Bryan Hofheins - CCO, Warner/Chappell Production Music; Caroline Beasley - CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group; Carolyn Gilbert - President, NuVoodoo Media Services; Charlie Sislen - Partner, Research Director, Inc.; Chris Peterson - Sr. VP, Podcasting, iHeartMedia; Chris Price - Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (UK); Daniel Anstandig - CEO, Futuri Media; Darren Davis - President/Networks Group, iHeartMedia; Elliot In The Morning - DC101/Washington, DC; E-Man - APD/MD, KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles; Erica Farber - President & CEO, RAB; Fred Jacobs - Founder & President, Jacobs Media; Greg Strassell - Sr. VP/Programming, Hubbard Broadcasting; James Cridland - Managing Director, Media.Info; Jay Towers - Morning Anchor, “Fox News Morning” (Detroit) & Host, “Jay Towers In The Morning”; Joe Knapp - Founder, MusicMaster; Justin Chase - EVP/Programming, Beasley Broadcast Group; Kellie Rasberry - Host, Kidd Kraddick Show; Kelly Doherty - VP/Imaging, iHeartMedia; Kevin Fine - Managing Director, Jacaranda FM (S. Africa); Kevin LeGrett - President/L.A. Region & SW Division, iHeartMedia; Kid Kelly - VP/Pop & Program Director, Hits1 & Venus, SiriusXM; Kurt Johnson - Sr. VP/Programming, Townsquare Media; Lee Leipsner - EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records; Leigh Jacobs - EVP/Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services; Lori Lewis - VP/Social, Cumulus/Westwood One; Mandar Thakur - COO, Times Music (India); Marika Malliaris - Music Compiler/Freelance Radio Presenter, 5FM (S. Africa); Mark Pennington - PD, WRIF/Detroit; Melissa Popis - Mornings, KXOL (MEGA 96.3)/Los Angeles; Michael Martin - Sr. VP/Programming & Music Initiatives, CBS Radio; Mike McVay - Sr. VP/Content & Programming, Cumulus Media; Mike Walsh - Head of Music & Deputy Programme Director, Radio X (UK); Neal Schore - President & CEO, Triton Digital; Philippe Generali - President, RCS/Mediabase; Rick Cummings - President/Programming, Emmis; Rob Kass - VP, Digital Audio, Nielsen; Steven Goldstein - CEO, Amplifi Media; Steve Jones - VP/GM, ABC News Radio; Steve Reynolds - President, The Reynolds Group; Suzanne Grimes - President, Westwood One; Tony Coles - EVP/Programming, iHeartMedia; Valerie Geller - President, Geller Media International; Von Freeman - Dir./Marketing & New Business Development Entercom/Miami and many more to be announced!

Additionally, the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 will once again host its annual Industry Awards Luncheon which will recognize leaders and innovators from across various arenas of the global broadcast and music community. The awards presentation will take place on Friday, May 5th at the W Hotel Hollywood and access is included with Worldwide Radio Summit registration. Voting is currently open to select this year’s recipients by clicking HERE.

For more information on the Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 and to register, visit www.worldwideradiosummit.com. For any questions regarding the event, contact Tyler Polzin at tyler@anrworldwide.com.



12/5/16
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 TO WELCOME INNOVATIVE BROADCAST LEADERS TO 2017 EVENT



The seventh annual Worldwide Radio Summit, presented by A&R Worldwide and AllAccess.com, will return May 3rd - 5th 2017, to the W Hotel Hollywood. As the event prepares for another year of inspiring dialogue and insight, the Worldwide Radio Summit has already confirmed a number of the world’s best and brightest minds from all aspects of radio including: traditional, streaming, digital, mobile, satellite, the DASH and more! We’re excited to have the radio communities from N. America, South America, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, SE Asia joining us for our exciting and innovative Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 program.

This year’s event will cover a broad range of topics including music programming, digital and streaming advancements, new ways to monetization, ways to build audience and revenue, creative marketing strategies to retain and build audience, on-air talent development, perspectives and insight from international radio, experiential radio, podcasting & vodcasting, enhancing listening and engagement with audiences, maximizing advertising revenue, the future of in-car listening, radio sonic branding, the annual Fred Jacobs Tech Survey and so much more at Worldwide Radio Summit 2017!

Among the companies already confirmed to join this year’s programming are included: Amplifi Media, BBC Radio (UK), Beasley Broadcast Group, Benztown, CBS Radio, Cumulus/Westwood One, Emmis, iHeartMedia, Jacobs Media, Karnival (Turkey), Mediabase, MegaTrax, Mix Group, MusicMaster, Nielsen Audio, NuVooDoo Media Services, RAB, Radio X (UK), RCS, Reynolds Group, Times Music (India), Triton Digital as well as many others to be announced!

Early Bird discount pricing for Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 will expire on December 9th. Visit www.worldwideradiosummit.com to register and save. For any questions regarding Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 reach out to Tyler Polzin at tyler@anrworldwide.com.



10/31/16
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017: TRADITIONAL, STREAMING, DIGITAL, SATELLITE, MOBILE & MORE



The seventh annual Worldwide Radio Summit, presented by A&R Worldwide and AllAccess.com, is set to return May 3rd - 5th 2017, at the W Hotel Hollywood. As the event prepares for another year of inspiring dialogue and insight, the Worldwide Radio Summit has already confirmed participation from leaders across the global broadcaster community. This is a must-attend event for anyone who interacts with radio in any form.

Among the companies already confirmed to join this year’s programming are included: Amplifi Media, BBC Radio (UK), Beasley Broadcast Group, Benztown, CBS Radio, Cumulus/Westwood One, Emmis, iHeartMedia, Jacobs Media, Karnival (Turkey), Mediabase, MegaTrax, Mix Group, MusicMaster, Nielsen Audio, NuVooDoo Media Services, RAB, Radio X (UK), RCS, Reynolds Group, Times Music (India), Triton Digital as well as other radio, streaming, digital and mobile platforms from N. America, S. America, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and Eastern Europe, which will be officially unveiled in the coming weeks.

Over the past six years, the Worldwide Radio Summit has been attended by thousands of U.S. and international radio and record executives. The 2017 edition 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 of music and sound.

Early Bird Discount Registration is available now by clicking HERE. To access special preferred rates at the W Hotel Hollywood click HERE. For any other questions, visit www.worldwideradiosummit.com or reach out to Tyler Polzin at tyler@anrworldwide.com.



7/25/16

 

WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 TO INSPIRE THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL BROADCAST INDUSTRY,
RETURNS TO THE W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD



JULY 25th 2016: The seventh annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT -- presented by A&R WORLDWIDE and ALLACCESS.COM - is returning to the W HOTEL HOLLYWOOD, (where WWRS began in 2010), and is set for MAY 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2017.

WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT is the "United Nations Of Radio" attended by hundreds of U.S. and international radio, record, social and digital executives and thought leaders over the past six years. WWRS 2017 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 of music and sound.

Among the topics being addressed are: 

*Advances in digital audience measurement
*New ways to reach and engage with audiences
*Innovative ways to build new revenue streams
*Programmatic sales efforts
*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
*Mobilization- using mobile for all touch points of listener engagement
*Talent & radio brand development
*Podcasting
*Spoken word
*New business models
*Radio's influence across multiple platforms
*New technology/platforms
*Streaming advances
*Radio device development
AND MUCH MORE!

WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 will kick off on WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD with a special VIP Awards Luncheon to be followed by a fantastic Opening Reception event that same evening at the HARD ROCK HOLLYWOOD. During WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2016's kick-off party, DAYAJACOB WHITESIDES AND SHAWN HOOK performed. The 2017 program will again aim to showcase even more global radio music stars!

And on THURSDAY, MAY 4th and FRIDAY, MAY 5th WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 will have two full days of cutting edge meetings from thought leader from the US and around the world, with two exciting luncheons and two more evening cocktail parties followed by more live entertainment featuring some big name acts as well as the crème de la crème of emerging U.S. and international talent. 

And for the second year, WWRS 2017 along with ALL ACCESS, DMR/INTERACTIVE and A&R WORLDWIDE, is proud to support the RIA'S RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM to honor the memory of ALL ACCESS co-founder RIA DENVER and give deserving broadcast school students the chance to attend WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 on MAY 3rd - 5th  at the W HOTEL in HOLLYWOOD.  More details on how you can contribute, and sign up to be considered for a scholarship, soon.

Over the last six years, the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT has attracted hundreds of broadcasters, music executives and digital/social industry leaders from 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, jacAPPS, LAST.FM, LDR, MARK RAMSEY MEDIA, MARKETRON, MIX GROUP, MTV/VH1 RADIO, NIELSEN, NELONEN MEDIA (FINLAND), NUVOODO, P4 (NORWAY)

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 (MIDDLE EAST), WESTWOOD ONE, WMG (ATLANTIC, WARNER BROS.), XFM (UK), Y MUSIC, YAHOO!, 5FM (SOUTH AFRICA) and hundreds of others. 

The WWRS 2017 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, sell music, build audience and generate revenue. 

The architects behind the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT include the world’s most successful, respected and influential, independent, international talent discovery, development and consulting firm, A&R WORLDWIDE, which produces the annual MUSEXPO and consults numerous music industry events around the globe; and the world's largest online radio/music industry information and news resource, ALLACCESS.COM

WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 will follow the highly-respected independent global music, media and technology conference MUSEXPO, which celebrates its 13th year in 2017 and has been hosted on three continents (N. AMERICA, EUROPE and AUSTRALIA). 

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 2017 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. 

As radio evolves from terrestrial to online, satellite, digital and mobile, WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT will continue to offer the insight that will keep attendees on the pulse of the future of this essential broadcast medium and provide the chance to interact with those driving the future ideology and content of radio. 

SAT BISLA, President/Founder A&R WORLDWIDE/MUSEXPO, states, "As members and advocates of the global radio and music communities we will once again provide a key forum to bring together radio and those vested in radio in a way to ensure this medium maintains its importance as the primary communicator of sound to billions around the world. I am very pleased again to be working with JOEL DENVER and his great team at ALLACCESS.COM, who possess a similar passion and vision for radio as A&R WORLDWIDE does: to help deliver an event that will bring broadcasters and music enthusiasts together for the betterment of radio, the listener and the music community." 

JOEL DENVER, ALLACCESS.COM President & Publisher, notes, "WWRS 2016 was our biggest year yet with more than 700 attendees and we look forward to another record-breaking year. I am again looking forward to working with SAT BISLA and his amazing team at A&R WORLDWIDE in presenting WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017. Radio remains as an incredibly durable platform standing up and moving forward with amazing reach and increased penetration. WWRS 2017 presents a great opportunity to look around and see who the best speakers, thought leaders, and experts are that will be willing to bring their unparalleled knowledge of radio, digital technologies and successful, innovative methods of ways of driving new revenue streams so that radio 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 2017 will not be a rehash of the same old stuff you've seen elsewhere. WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 will be another example of must-see, must-hear, must-attend content. We so look forward to your presence at WWRS 2017."

Early Bird Registration is now open at www.worldwideradiosummit.com

For more information contact: 

Joel Denver (jdenver@allaccess.com) or +1.310.457.6616 

Sat Bisla (sat@anrworldwide.com) or +1.323.782.0770 

www.worldwideradiosummit.com