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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...

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...

September 5, 2019

There was a time when album sales, ticket sales and radio airplay were the only numbers that mattered in the music industry. Now, streaming generates extremely granular data about who is listening, when, where, and how. Greg Delaney and Erik Gilbert of the data managem...

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...

August 15, 2019

This week on the podcast, Noah Becker chats with host Dmitri Vietze about how multiple claims on music usage keeps all parties from getting paid and how transparency can help unlock those revenues. He argues that everyone benefits when the “black box” thinking and mark...

August 8, 2019

Are the systems and laws keeping up or is the industry struggling to adapt to the rapid pace of change? This week on the Music Tectonics podcast, host Dmitri Vietze chats with guest Seth Schachner of Strat Americas about how the music industry responds to rapid change...

August 7, 2019

It’s very easy to play music via voice commands (Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon and Apple are on the case), and music is by far the #1 use case for smart speakers. This should come as no surprise to any fans of music. Or technology. But this seamlessness also present...

July 25, 2019

This week on the Music Tectonics podcast, host Dmitri Vietze chats with Tristra Newyear Yeager, resident music tech deep thinker, about unexpected places where the music spark is catching fire. This podcast episode covers a lot of ground from the sublime to the ridicul...

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 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...

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Music Tectonics: at the epicenter of music and technology

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

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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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