Music Tectonics 2022 Conference October 25-27, Santa Monica, CA.

After riding the waves of pandemic change online and in the metaverse, the fourth annual conference is returning to an all-in-person format in the Los Angeles area  in 2022.  Innovators in music and tech share ideas and get business done across industry boundaries.


Early Bird badge rate ($249) has been EXTENDED through August 15!

Ticket price rises to $350 on August 16


What your ticket gets you

Three days of meeting, connecting, and sharing ideas in the Los Angeles area October 25-27, 2022:


October 25 - The Carousel at Santa Monica Pier

  • Kick off the conference with demos by fresh new music tech startups at the Startup Carousel. Circle the room to meet each team and take breaks on a real merry-go-round at the center of the action.

  • Then mingle with conference speakers, sponsors, and attendees at an open-air Opening Party.


October 26 - Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

  • The main conference day is packed with panels, keynotes, exhibitor hall, and final round pitches of the Swimming with Narwhals Music Tech Startup Competition—and built-in opportunities for chance meetings between each session. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach and many options for lunch.

  • Wrap up the day with a reception at the hotel, then hit the town for dinner with the friends you’ve met through the day.

October 27 - Expert Dojo in Santa Monica Place

  • Turn those chance meetings into lasting partnerships: schedule time to connect during “Music Tech Dojo” the day after.  This rooftop gathering place offers the perfect environment for more schmoozing and follow-up meetings.

What Makes Music Tectonics Different


Music Tectonics was founded to explore the deep seismic shifts that keep the music industry unsettled. At the fourth annual conference in 2022, we’ll delve into the consequences of these shifts and the new fault lines poised to change the industry yet again.

Music Tectonics unites music tech innovators across industry boundaries to share ideas and get business done. In 2022, we return to Los Angeles for an all-in-person format that cements the human connections and lasting partnerships you’ve been building remotely. 

Meet Music Tectonics' Past Participants: Spotify, Bose, Pandora, YouTube, Google, TikTok, BeatSaber, Instagram, Facebook, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, BMG, Twitch, Reddit, Raised In Space, Union Square Ventures, Marcy Ventures Partners, Plus8 Equity Partners, Capitol Records, Atlantic Records, TechStars Music, Audius, Pixelynx, Concord Music, FUGA, 4AD, Secretly Canadian, Run the Jewels, Peloton, BeatStars, Sonos, Seven20, Cameo, Patreon, AEG. 


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About Us


The 2022 Music Tectonics Conference is designed to rally music innovators of all stripes: startups, major labels, indie labels, Web3 disruptors, streaming services, distributors, social media platforms, investors, accelerators, legal experts, live event execs, gear makers, music software developers, consultants—in short, everyone who works where music and tech meet.

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Past Events

The third annual conference took place in the metaverse, online, and on a carousel by the sea. See the 2021 schedule, speakers, and sponsors, and pitch competition winners here.

Music Tectonics energized the virtual conference experience in 2020. See the schedule, speakers, and sponsors here.

Find out what made the inaugural Music Tectonics Conference in 2019 unlike any other industry event!

In May 2020, our "Isolate or Innovate" pop-up event brought the Music Tech community together during an unprecedented crisis.