Tuesday , September 27 2022


The 2022 NON-COMMvention Schedule

All events take place at WXPN / World Cafe Live – 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19104

* All events market with an asterisk are for music industry and radio attendees only.

The ATO Records / Red Light Management shuttle will run throughout the NON-COMMvention between The Sheraton and WXPN / World Cafe Live. Complete schedule will be posted at the event.

Tuesday, May 3

4 PM – Registration Opens (Main Lobby)

4-7 PM – The Transoceanic Opening Night Party, sponsored by Transoceanic Records. The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*

7-11 PM – Music Showcases

The PRX Stage (Upstairs)

Ben Arnold
Ryan Culwell
Grace Vonderkühn
G. Love

The NPR Music Stage (Downstairs)

Janis Ian
Art d’Ecco
Craig Finn

Wednesday, May 4

8 AM – Registration Opens (Main Lobby)

7 – 8:45 AM – Breakfast, sponsored by New West Records. The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*

9 – 10:15 AM – Meeting: “The Five Year Plan” – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
What does the future of Triple A look like? This panel looks into the crystal ball for AAA and will examine how changes in media consumption and creation, distribution, revenue/funding models, audience/demographics, and music making will impact the strategic future for AAA.

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Meeting: “Inclusiveness in NON-COMM Programming” – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
New voices, new perspectives, and greater inclusiveness are evolving at NON-COMM music stations. This panel will showcase what Triple A and Urban Alt stations are doing to engage with audiences with evolving formats.

11:30 AM – Lunch Available, sponsored by Beggars Group. The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*

12:00 – 12:55 PM “Free at Noon” – The NPR Music Stage (Downstairs)

Allison Russell
Britt Daniel & Alex Fischel of Spoon

1:15 – 2:30 PM – Meeting: “#She Persisted” – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
Women in music, radio, and promotion discuss their experiences, how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go, inviting conversation and ideas from the audience on creating balance, equality and inclusivity. We’ll break down the NON-COMM and AAA charts of the past year to see how we did.

2:45 – 4 PM World Cafe taping with Grace Cummings – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
Music plus interview with by World Cafe host Raina Douris.

4 – 7:30 PM Open Dinner Period

7:30 – 11:30 PM Music Showcases

The PRX Stage (Upstairs)

Cosmic Guilt
Nikki Lane
Sugaray Rayford
Charley Crockett

The NPR Music Stage (Downstairs)

Indigo De Souza
Sharon Van Etten
Father John Misty

11:30 PM – 2 AM The co-sign Late Night Happy Hour, sponsored by co-sign. The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*

Thursday, May 5

8 AM – Registration Opens (Main Lobby)

7 – 8:45 AM – Breakfast, sponsored by Fat Possum Records. The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*

9-10:15 AM – Meeting: “Building Brand Communities..By Creating Belonging” – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
There is a big difference between an audience and a community for stations and artists. In this interactive session, author Charles Vogl will share how to build authentic communities, make meaningful connections and unlock unprecedented outcomes.

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Meeting: “After COVID: Reviving Music and Artists” – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
This panel will explore lessons we’ve learned from the pandemic, how stations are engaging and supporting their local music communities.

11:30 AM – Lunch Available, sponsored by Thirty Tigers. The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*

12:00 – 12:55 PM “Free at Noon” – The NPR Music Stage (Downstairs)

Buffalo  Nichols

1:15 – 2:30 PM – Meeting: “Artists and Streaming Services” – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
This session will outline the dueling arguments about the impact of these services, and Spotify in particular, on Artist compensation, and how the streaming eco-system is impacting radio’s decisions about programming.

2:45 – 4 PM – The NON-COMMversation With Kelefa Sanneh – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*
The author of Major Labels : A History of Popular Music In Seven Genres in a one-on-one discussion with WXPN’s Dan Reed.

4 -7 PM – Open Dinner Period

The PRX Stage  (Upstairs)

Madison Cunningham
Curtis Harding
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Kiwi Jr.

The NPR Music Stage (Downstairs)

S.G. Goodman
The Dip
Nilüfer Yanya
Old Crow Medicine Show

Friday, May 6

8 AM – Registration Opens (Main Lobby)

7 – 8:45 AM – Breakfast, sponsored by Sub Pop / Domino Records / Anti- / Dauntless Promotion. The PRX Stage (Upstairs)*

10 – 11:45 AM “The Music Meeting” – The PRX Stage (Upstairs)
Hosted by Songlines Sean Coakley, it’s your chance to hear new music first, and vote on your first impressions! Preceding the Music Meeting, we’ll announce our winners for this year’s “Rita Houston Spirit of NON-COMM” award and honorarium.

12 – 12:55 PM “Free at Noon” – The NPR Music Stage (Downstairs)

Joanna Sternberg