March 27, 2019

The story of the Neanderthals is instructive when we start thinking about AI. We’re in that headwater moment, and yet we seem to think we’re on the cusp of a battle royale for human existence. (We may be, but that’s climate change and our only enemies are ourselves.)

March 15, 2019

The war of words over Spotify's recent actions made this no ordinary week for news. Instead of a headline roundup, we asked rock paper scissors' resident music tech expert Tristra Newyear Yeager for her analysis.

Going public has changed the tone of Spotify’s interactio...

December 14, 2018

In our new borderless Global music streaming market, Africa is seen by many industry analysts as the next region to drive user growth.

LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing company, is excited to further extend their lead with published content, by announcing...

December 12, 2018

1500 musicians of all ages, career stages, and walks of life. Engaging, actionable presentations by people like them, people who have worked for years to get music heard and to build fanbases. CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference spans three days of intensive, celebratory...

December 6, 2018

With the end of the year just around the corner, LyricFind is announcing the Top 20 Lyric Searches of 2018. Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” rules, topping the list of most-viewed lyrics globally for the year.

Women led the way on lyric searches this year, wi...

December 5, 2018

Using music as a gateway to greater cultural understanding, Putumayo was curating experiences before it was cool. The company became a lifestyle brand before the term was a twinkle in a marketer’s eye. It broke new ground, developing alternative distribution channels i...

November 15, 2018

Three icons of hip hop on stage, rapping over beats assembled by a mixtape master. All live, all in one take. J.PERIOD, one of the key forces behind the Billboard #1 album, The Hamilton Mixtape, gathered three legends, Rakim, Black Thought, and Pharoahe Monch, for a ni...

November 6, 2018

The soundtracks to the shows and films we love have a secret. They were born out of stacks of paper overwhelming desks, dotted with Post-Its and White Out. They sprang from personal spreadsheets that only one person can find or navigate; from data entered numerous time...

November 5, 2018

Universal Music Group becomes first music company to partner with leading African music streaming and download service

Lagos and Santa Monica, November 05, 2018 - 
Boomplay, Africa’s leading music streaming and download service and Universal Music Group (UMG), the worl...

November 1, 2018

Appeared in Music Business Worldwide

In a world where exponentially advancing technology is created to solve various human basic needs, could the next frontier be the need for creative ideas? What’s the value of a computer-generated idea? But why buy an idea from a mach...

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Music Tectonics: at the epicenter of music and technology

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



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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