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International Radio Festival 2015 to Open in Zurich

The 2015 event will focus on relationship between music and radio

The organizers of the International Radio Festival, which takes place August 14–30 in Zurich, have announced a host of sessions that will be taking place during the 2015 conference.

A panel entitled “The Resurgence of Curation: How new radio is changing how we discover bands,” will focus on how things like online streaming, curated mixtapes, online radio and other forms of music discovery are affecting the music and radio industries’ relationship.

Participants include Gerrit Schumann, chief international officer for Deezer; Olly Barnes, VP of new business at Rdio; Stephen O’Reilly from Gramofon/Shuffler; and Nikhil Shah, co-founder of Mixcloud. Sam Moy from BBC 6 will serve as the moderator.

Another session, “Let’s All Get Along: What the radio industry can learn from the music industry and vice-versa,” will discuss how the objectives or the radio and music industries differ and how they can better serve one another. Daniel Rérat from Boyz Noise Records, Oliver Rosa from Buero Oliver Rosa, DJ Toshio Matsuura from Inter Japan, and Mingh Zang from Chinese Radio Station will be on the panel, moderated by Kate Wignell from Kiss FM.