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21 Music, Radio and Digital Pundits (Including Me) Offer Predictions for the New Year

This comes from RAIN:

Happy New Year! One easy prediction is this: 2015 will be an eventful year for all stakeholders in online audio.

RAIN is pleased to present 43 predictions from 21 thought-leading guest futurists:

  • Patrick Reynolds (Chief Strategy Officer, Triton Digital)
  • Brian Benedik (VP, North America Advertising, Spotify)
  • Simon Cole (CEO, 7digital)
  • Alexandre Saboundjian (CEO, Radionomy)
  • Alexis van der Wyer (CEO, AdsWizz)
  • James Cridland (Radio Futurologist, U.K.)
  • Jim Griffin (Managing Director, OneHouse & co-founder, Pho)
  • Steve Goldstein (Executive VP, Saga Communications)
  • Alan Cross (President, Brain Dead Dog Productions; digital music journalist)
  • Tom McAlevey (Founder, Radical.FM)
  • The 8tracks Executive Team (David Porter, founder; Jonathan Barnes, director of partnerships, David Johnson-Igra, director of marketing)
  • Gordon Borrell (CEO, Borrell Associates)
  • Angus MacDonald (Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property at University of California)
  • Roger Lanctot (Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics)
  • Adam Sachs (CEO, Midroll Media)
  • Paul Goldstein (Founder, PG Audience Development)
  • Jack Isquith (SVP Strategic Development & Content Programming, Slacker Radio)
  • Scott Burnell (Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management, Ford Motor Company)
  • Matt Cutair (CEO, AudioHQ)
  • Jennifer Lane (CEO, RAIN Enterprises & Founder, Audio4cast)
  • Kurt Hanson (Founder, AccuRadio & founding editor, RAIN)

 We offered no direction, so the grouping of these predictions was shaped by the predictions themselves.

Read on!

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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