December 3, 2019

Startups from around the world compete for the chance to show what they're made of at Midem, the international music conference held in Cannes every summer. Last year, we had a blast interviewing Midemlab finalists for the podcast and getting a peek at the leading...

June 21, 2019

June 16th - LA Times

Does the fragmented music streaming landscape keep us from connecting with people through music? Sorry, I had my ear-buds in.

June 17th - Vice

An AI just completed an unfinished piece from composer Antonín Dvořák, 115 years after his death. 


May 24, 2019

May 20, 2019 - Music Business Worldwide

Two new payment feature will be launched by Sony Music International in order to "“allow [the] artists and royalty participants to view and withdraw earnings faster than ever before”. 

May 20, 2019 - Rolling Stone 

Josh Eells interv...

May 8, 2019

Cherie Hu returns to Music Tectonics to delve into the week's news!  Cherie digs deeper into why Hip Hop doesn't dominate YouTube's top premieres (a story from her Water + Music newsletter). What does Peloton's licensing problem mean for how the fitness...

April 11, 2019

April 8, 2019- wired

Ikea and Sonos have partnered together to create a new line of speakers. The speaker line, which will go on sale in August, includes a lamp and shelf that double as speakers. 

April 8, 2019- billboard

A recent study done by the University of Glasgow a...

March 28, 2019

Warner signs an algorithm (sort of), Myspace loses a decade, and music discovery happens where you least expect it. Rock paper scissors' resident music tech experts, Tristra Newyear Yeager and Jade Prieboy, dig into the week's headlines with host Dmitri Vietze....

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...

March 11, 2019

Don't miss the Music Tech Meet Up co-hosted by  rock paper scissors inc. and PEX, at  5:00PM Wednesday 3/13 at the Hilton Austin Downtown Room 404.

February 22, 2019

February 15, 2019- AppleInsider

Apple is allowing current Apple Music subscribers to share one free month of the streaming service with a friend. Current Apple Music users are greeted with a "Give by Text" option that allows their friends to receive their customized lin...

February 15, 2019

9to5Mac- February 10, 2019

Apple recently acquired the music app Shazam, and they offered a special experience during the Grammys with the app. Users who used Shazam during the Grammys gained access to music footage from the event, as well as four months of free Apple M...

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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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