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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. 

June...

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 18, 2019

Spotify keeps antagonizing songwriters, YouTube turns interactive, KFC takes marketing too far, and much more. Rock paper scissors' resident music tech experts, Tristra Newyear Yeager and Jade Prieboy, dig into the week's biggest and weirdest music tech news with host...

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 5, 2019

This week, one of rock paper scissors' resident music tech experts, Tristra Newyear Yeager, digs into the headlines with host Dmitri Vietze. Hear what's breaking, from copyright laws to morphing concert halls. The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the...

March 1, 2019

We're trying out a different format for our weekly news roundup: a podcast episode! This week, rock paper scissors' resident music tech experts Jade Prieboy and Tristra Newyear Yeager dig into the headlines with host Dmitri Vietze. Hear what's breaking, from growing re...

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...

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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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