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

2022 Overview


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



Music Tech Carnival
3PM - 5PM at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel 

  • Cutting edge music experiences with AmazeVR, Artiphon, and TribeXR

  • Startup Carousel: 20 startups, including Swimming with Narwhals Finalists and Semi-finalists, demo their next-generation products and platforms.

Opening Party - presented by SoundExchange
5PM - 7PM at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel 

  • Meet and mingle with music innovators over drinks and tacos by the beach as the sun sets. 




Keynotes and Sessions

9AM - 6PM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

  • Keynotes, panels, fireside chats, and more. See the schedule for a full list of speakers and sessions!

  • Innovator Exhibit Hall

  • Final Pitches in the Swimming With Narwhals Pitch Competition


Conference Reception

6PM - 8PM at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel



Music Tech Dojo - presented by LyricFind and Fortress Blockchain Technologies

10AM to 2PM - Expert DOJO in Santa Monica Place

  • "The Future of Music with MIDiA Research" Tatiana Cirisano and Kriss Thakrar will present MIDiA Research’s data and insights on what's about to happen.

  • Invite-only trainings and consultations with LyricFind and Fortress Blockchain Technologies.

  • Schedule time to connect during “Music Tech Dojo.”  This rooftop gathering place offers the perfect environment for more schmoozing and follow-up meetings.


New to the schedule: UMG’s Music Tech Training Camp 

3pm to 7pm - UMG’s Santa Monica Offices

  • Startups get actionable advice from investors, advisors, and label execs.

  • Make industry connections at a Mixer with badgeholders and UMG execs.

  • Don’t forget to get a selfie at the famous Universal globe!

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. 


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.

PR firm Rock Paper Scissors, Inc. explores the new terrain at the epicenter of music and technology through their Music Tectonics Conference, podcast, media services, and online events. Learn more at

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