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World Audio Day 2020 Recap

World Audio Day 2020 took place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 and we wanted to take a moment to send our sincerest thanks to everyone for making the event a huge success!

Thousands of people came to celebrate audio and attend our 13 different panels on Technology, Podcasting, Programming and Operations, and Licensing. Throughout the day, we had some incredible sessions on the History of Internet Radio, SoundExchange Overview, Station Distribution, the Future of Podcasting, and more.

Currently, the Facebook Live videos of the panels are available on our Facebook page, but we will be making recorded videos of the individual panels available to the public very soon.

“We’re ecstatic about the response we got from the Audio community for World Audio Day 2020," said Live365's VP of Operations Justin Ruoff. "We set out to try to plan a full teleconference in just 3 weeks time due to the circumstances going on right now in the world. To see dozens of organizations and industry leaders, as well as thousands of webcasters and fans, pull together for an amazing day of information sharing goes to show just how special this community is. We look forward to continuing with World Audio Day next year and making the event even better.”

Above all, a huge thanks goes out to all the businesses and industry leaders who volunteered their time to be on panels throughout the day. They are all extremely busy and we cannot express our appreciation enough. A special thanks goes out to all of our panelists:

Jon Stephenson (EmpireStreaming), Dane Streeter (SharpStream), Dom Robinson (Streaming Media), Scott Adams (The Sounds of Brazil), Bud Kress (That 70’s Channel), Rob Quicke (World College Radio Day), Melanie Hubbard (Re:Sound), Holly Lacoste (SOCAN), David Oxenford (WBK Law), Johnie Floater (Live365), Rob Glaser (RealNetworks), Andrew J. Bottomley, Ph.D. (Department of Communication & Media - State University of New York College at Oneonta), Paul Riismandel (Radio Survivor), Albert Santoni (Rocket Broadcaster), Jerry Butler (MusicMaster), Wes Simkins (Live365), Brad Nolan (Podcave), Brian Boyd (CCB), Matt Kellogg (Live365), Travis Ploeger (SoundExchange), Travis Klein (AdsWizz), Sarah Cotenoff (Podsights), Stas Tushinskiy (Instreamatic), Mike Reznick (Reznick Digital), Rockie Thomas (Live365), Matt Anderson (Benztown), Steve Crabill (KLYC Radio), Cam Black (Live365), Fred Jacobs (Jacobs Media), Jackie Parks (Envisionwise), Jason Stoddard (Live365), Steve Martin (Mayor - Paso Robles, CA), Mark Maben (WSOU), Rob Walch (Libsyn), and Jason Smith (Starburns Audio)

Again, thank you to every single person who attended or was involved in any way, we can't wait to see what the future holds for World Audio Day!


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About Michelle Ruoff

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