NoncomMUSIC Alliance Announces Speaker Lineup and Agenda for Public Radio Music Summit: NPR


NoncomMUSIC Alliance Announces Speaker Lineup and Agenda for Second Annual Public Radio Music Summit

WASHINGTON, DC (April 11, 2022) – The noncomMUSIC Alliance, a network of broadcasters dedicated to advancing the work of noncommercial public radio, announced the speaker lineup and agenda for its second annual Public Radio Music Summit. The two-day event will take place May 2-3, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA and will be held in partnership with WXPN and the NON-COMMvention.

On May 2nd, the Public Radio Music Summit kicks off with an evening networking reception and special musical performances at City Winery. The Summit aims to bring together general managers and music directors of public radio from jazz, classical, adult album alternative (“Triple A”), urban alto and other genre stations along with music industry stakeholders, artists, labels and music organizations from around the country.

The program was designed to discuss music rights, streaming podcast trends, inclusive programming and grassroots advocacy efforts by local public music broadcasters. This year’s theme is “The Future of Public Radio Music” and includes a keynote address by Patricia Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

“We are charting a new course for public radio music,” said Marta McLellan Ross, NPR’s vice president of government affairs. “The past two years have underscored the importance of public radio stations to local communities and their audiences. Our Summit will provide the resources stations need to increase their local impact, while encouraging the exchange of innovative ideas and programs across our network. “

Speakers at the summit include:

  • David Mattern, Senior Associate, King & Spalding
  • Felix Contreras, co-creator and host, Alt. Latino
  • Jessica Weber, owner and founder, co-signer
  • Phil Anderson, Founding Director and President of Navigators Global
  • Jordan Lee, Consultant, Paragon Strategies
  • Leading public radio stations from KEXP (Seattle), WBGO (Newark), WDAV (Charlotte), 104.7 THE DROP (Denver), WRTI and WXPN (Philadelphia), WMOT (Nashville), West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD). ) and NPR music

To learn more about the Public Radio Music Summit and to register, please visit the noncomMUSIC Alliance website.


Shana Armstrong,, 202-853-6220

Communications & Engagement Manager, Government & External Affairs, NPR

About the noncomMUSIC Alliance: The noncomMUSIC Alliance, with more than 125 partner public radio stations, celebrates the role of non-commercial, not-for-profit, local public radio in connecting artists with the communities that enjoy and support their music. Founded in 2018, the Alliance’s primary goal is to bring diverse non-commercial music groups together, amplify their voices, and educate others — particularly policymakers — about the need to support the role of public radio in local communities across the United States.

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