the Music Tectonics app

Join the community at the epicenter of music and technology! 


The Music Tectonics app is a social network for the Music Tech community.

Now available for free on the App Store and Google Play!

Becoming a member is easy

Start networking with other innovators across the music and tech macrosystem at startups, established B2B providers, major and indie labels, streaming services, distributors, social platforms, investment companies, accelerators, law firms, consultancies, live event companies, gear makers, developers, and more.


As a Music Tectonics member, you will:

  • Keep in touch with international Music Tech connections, even when you can’t get to conferences.

  • Build your network before and after Music Tectonics events.

  • Meet your next great hire—or find your next awesome workplace.

  • Watch the startup landscape and meet promising founders.

  • Share your experience with up and coming innovators—or get advice from experienced Music Tech mentors.

Network with Music Tech Innovators

  • Share insights from your corner of music and tech in our community forum.

  • Stay up to date on the shifting terrain of the industries with a curated news feed. 

  • Find mutual support in the Ask & Answer group.

  • Be the first to learn about Music Tectonics events and news.

Members Get Exclusive Access 

Thrive at every stage of your business or Music Tech career with: expert analysis, live streams, worksheets, and video including: 

  • “Recovery Economics: The New Starting Line” by Mark Mulligan (MIDiA Research), with downloadable slide deck.

  • “Black Boxes are Not Enough: Music Tech Before and After George Floyd,” with Keisha Howard (Sugar Gamers), Tarik Moody (88Nine Labs/Radio Milwaukee); Arabian Prince (Inov8 Next Open Labs, Covitech, and founding member of N.W.A.)

  • “Investment: What to Do While on Hold” with Music Tech Investor David Dufresne (Panache Ventures)

  • “Music Tech Pivots: Now or Never” with Fabrice Sergent (BandsinTown), Dani Deahl (DJ/Producer/Journalist) and Zack Zalon (Super Hi-Fi).


Launch Schedule

 Only in the Music Tectonics App 

Tuesday, July 14


First in a series of forum posts on the increasingly global Music Tech industry by writer, strategist, and historian Tristra Newyear Yeager.  Fiirst topic: Spotify launches in Russia, finally!

Wednesday, July 15

Fresh Picked Startups: A Livestream With Dmitri Vietze
12:00-12:30 PM ET

First, find out about upcoming events from community manager Eleanor Rust. Then Dmitri Vietze (Music Tectonics director and CEO of rock paper scissors inc.) takes the spotlight to round up the freshest crop of start-ups from 2020's Music Tech accelerators and pitch competitions. Livestreams are only in the mobile app.


Friday, July 17

Music Tech AMAramA:
Cherie Hu: Ask Me Anything

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Cherie Hu is a much-loved young and fierce music tech journalist (Water & Music, Billboard, Forbes, Pitchfork, NPR) who has taken the music industry by storm with her rigorous analysis, prolific coverage, and creator-first perspective. She is always on the cutting edge of innovation and ethics, and is quick to bring in underrepresented voices while wrapping her arms around the breadth of the music and tech spaces. Read her newsletter here and join her in the Music Tectonics app here as she lets you “Ask Me Anything.” 

Tracy Maddux: Ask Me Anything

2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern 

Tracy Maddux is the CEO of Downtown Music-owned AVL Digital Group, which includes CD Baby, AdRev, DashGo, and Fuga. Over the past ten years, he has led in a time of dynamic change and global growth. He and his team are on the constant lookout for services that add value to independent artists and labels in the promotion and monetization of their music. For instance, a number of music tech companies partner with CD Baby to offer services to its 800,000+ artist base. Now is your chance to ask Tracy where he sees the music industry going, what types of music tech startups are ripe for collaboration, and what he looks for in a strategic partnership when he lets you “Ask Me Anything.”

Sung Cho: Ask Me Anything

 3:00 -4:00 pm Eastern

Sung Cho is the founder and CEO of Chartmetric, the data insights company for the music industry. Chartmetric provides entertainment professionals with beautiful visualizations that help them make decisions about marketing investments, playlist impact, social media drivers, and A&R predictions, among other things. Ask Sung why he launched a new Tik Tok trending chart, how he attracted his first B2B users, and what he learned from the video game industry before he started Chartmetric when he lets you “Ask me Anything.”

PR firm rock paper scissors, inc. explores the new terrain at the epicenter of music and technology through their blog, podcast, media services, online meetups, the Music Tectonics Conference, and now the Music Tectonics Community. 

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