Smart Radio 2: The Death of Radio?
14.30 Opening remarks
2Pears welcome and introducing the chair of the day
Daniel Nathan, chairman of Juice 107.2 and totallyradio
14.40 Radio – a mental concept in transition
The term ‘radio’ has been repurposed for streaming music – are the streaming music services the natural progression of ‘radio’, transcending the traditional infrastructures while delivering similar content?
Mark Mulligan, Analyst, Midia Consulting
15.05 Content crossover – no money without quality content
What engages people? Strip out the tech, what is left?
Without the right content there is no business, no revenue.
As the content format develops, so does the advertising and sponsorship business model, increasingly involving multiple players to deliver content across different media and channels. What do the new generation of branded content and transmedia monetisation models look like?
Phil Critchlow, Founder & Director, TBI Media
15.30 Discussion: Success and monetisation is a two-way street…does something have to give?
In the US, Pandora acquired terrestrial radio station KXMZ-FM designed to class it as a terrestrial broadcaster in order to qualify for lower royalty rates, since its ad revenues fall short of covering costs, even if 99% of its 200m US users consume its ad-supported service.
Will rights-holders and digital music services come to terms with regards to the value of music content versus the economics of running a business?
Moderator: Dominic Houston, Digital Music & Entertainment Consultant
Jez Bell, CEO, Rara
Amanda Harcourt, IP Consultant
Ben McEwen, Head of Online, PRS for Music
Mark Foster, Managing Director, Deezer UK & Ireland
Jeff Smith, Head of Music. BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music
16.10 Coffee/Tea Break
16.30 The technical challenge and the death of music radio?
Is there a specific and intrinsic value to radio content? Or is it all a question of distribution, access points and technology?
There are trends that suggest we could be moving towards the death of music radio, but is the alternative technically feasible yet? Let's not forget that TV was going see off radio back in the fifties and it is still here.
Alan Wallis, Head of Media & Entertainment, Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young
16.55 Tracking and monetising
The power of new tracking and identifying systems with music finger-printing technology…what are the implications for the industry and for new music services?
Göran Andersson, CEO, Kollektor
17.20 Debate - The new battle-ground: discovery, recommendations and API’s
Who wins, the best algorithms, the best meta-data? Or the best human touch?
Is the development of radio apps and aggregators morphing ‘traditional radio’ with the streaming music services? Is there an on-going battle, or is it just a case of flipping between passive and active audience engagement depending on mood and situation?
Moderator: Cliff Fluet, Director, Eleven
Ben Drury, Co-founder & CEO, 7digital
Adam ‘Sven’ Williams, UK Sales Director, Spotify
David Courtier-Dutton, CEO, Soundout
Nats Spada, Totally Radio
Jeff Hughes, Chief Executive, Omnifone
18.00 – Closing Remarks - Drinks & Networking