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October 8, 2019

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Note that our Monday pre-conference events take place in Downtown L.A. (east side) and our main Tuesday event takes place at the Skirball Cultura...

September 27, 2019

Each unique card includes an original illustration and colorful design alongside a transformative theme and short explanation. The trading cards are the brainchild of Dmitri Vietze, the CEO of music tech PR firm rock paper scissors, inc., who’s been in the music indus...

August 20, 2019

The technology we use to listen to and make music is changing the very nature of music. Maximum album length was determined by how much data a vinyl record could hold. Song length was influenced by radio formats which was determined by radio advertising practices. The...

July 23, 2019

In a 2002 profile in the New York Times, David Bowie said, “'The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it'...

July 15, 2019

But does Artificial Intelligence have talent? Can it displace human musicians? We think not, but we still thought it would be fun to let AI-powered apps, platforms, and instruments strut their stuff. At the first annual Music Tectonics Conference, October 28-29, 2019 i...

July 12, 2019

Music Tectonics has identified several seismic shifts that have created the music landscape of today and tomorrow. These are climate changes, tectonic shifts beneath the surface, unexpected flash floods, or meteor collisions. Today we tackle “Humpty Dumpty Together Aga...

July 5, 2019

Globalization has been powering seismic shifts on planet Earth for hundreds of years. Now the world is shrinking faster than ever as national boundaries continue to erode from wireless information flow. Music has floated over walls and ocean barriers for many decades,...

May 29, 2019

I see Spotify as the icebreaker, the nuclear ship that created a new path when the entire music industry froze over. Everyone in America was shivering and the Scandinavians decided to go to sea. Spotify took all the blows; built not just the ship, but the market for li...

March 11, 2018

The company that put noise-cancelling headphones on the map was my most notable discovery at SXSW Interactive so far.

May 10, 2017

Do you remember a couple of years ago when music streaming services started to look viable and we all were still scratching our heads at the staying power of terrestrial radio? Some clever people at music industry conferences told us: Even though we are all carrying ju...

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Conference

Music Tectonics: at the epicenter of music and technology

October 28-29, 2019 | Skirball Cultural Center | Los Angeles

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Podcast

The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. The podcast includes news roundups, interviews, and more. Our host is Dmitri Vietze, CEO of PR firm rock paper scissors.

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