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November 27, 2019

What mistakes should start-ups avoid, in their business plans and in their pitches? What roles are artists playing in investment and product development? How do investors make decisions about which companies to fund? Should start-ups stake their claim in saturated area...

November 21, 2019

CD Baby, AdRev and DashGo all provide DIY Musicians with trusted tools for distribution, marketing, and monetization. Being independent doesn’t mean being alone: learn how Merlin, A2IM, and other organizations unite indie players to multiply their advocacy and negotiat...

November 14, 2019

Mark's unique mix of trendspotting, economic analysis, and prediction is now available on the latest episode of the Music Tectonics podcast!

October 25, 2019

Bonus podcast episode! The Music Tectonics Conference is connecting us with so many people taking active roles in the seismic shifts shaking up the music biz, we have to share what we’re learning! 

Host Dmitri Vietze is joined by Justin Butler, L.A.-based Director of Gl...

October 24, 2019

This week on the podcast, Kevin Breuner joins host Dmitri Vietze to talk about how Independent self empowered artists are changing the game. Kevin knows independent music: He’s VP of Marketing at CD Baby, host of the DIY Musician Podcast (going strong at 241 episodes!)...

October 17, 2019

Data Everywhere? Music In Slices? Hands of the Masses? WTF are all these Seismic Shifts we keep talking about? Podcast host Dmitri Vietze explains it all in this episode recorded live in Los Angeles at General Assembly. Dmitri revealed 18 of the biggest seismic shifts...

October 10, 2019

What music fan hasn’t dreamed of playing a solo with their favorite band, or immersing themselves in every detail of their favorite song? In a Music Tectonics first, this podcast episode spans five cities (on two continents) to explore the emerging interactive music ma...

October 3, 2019

Find out from Dan Mackta, Managing Director at Qobuz USA, today on the podcast. Qobuz lets audiophiles stream studio-quality music from any device, not just the lossy mp3s offered by the streaming giants. Dan dares music lovers—especially jazz and classical fans—to try...

September 26, 2019

Why are cover songs so popular? And it’s not just with fans but with Hollywood, too. Jeff Van Driel knows: he’s CEO of mVibe, a platform for sync licensing cover songs. This week on the podcast, Jeff gives podcast host Dmitri Vietze a micro-to-macro view of the music b...

September 19, 2019

This week, Dmitri and Tristra get to chat with one of their music tech heroes: industry analyst and deep thinker Mark Mulligan. We talk a lot on the podcast about “seismic shifts” in the music industry, and Mark is a true music tech seismologist. If you’ve read his Mus...

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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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