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2023 Music Tectonics Conference

That's a wrap! Record-breaking numbers of music innovators gathered at four eclectic venues October 24-26, 2023 in Santa Monica, CA, for three days of networking and sharing ideas about the future of music. Stay tuned for updates on our next events!

2023 Overview

T 10/24 -  Santa Monica Pier Carousel 

  • Music Tech Carnival

  • Startup Carousel Demo Day

  • Opening Party presented by Kuack Media Group


W 10/25 -  Annenberg Beach House 

  • High-Energy Panels

  • Exhibitors around the Pool

  • Innovation House Workshops and Off-the-Wall Activations

  • Startup Pitch Competition Finals

  • Seismic Beach Party presented by A2IM, DISCO, Dot Hip Hop,, and Songtradr


Th 10/26 - Expert DOJO and Universal Music Group Studio

  • Fireside Chat with MIDiA Research's Tatiana Cirisano 

  • Networking & Scheduled Meetings

  • UMG Startup Bootcamp with UMG's Digital Innovation team

What Makes Music Tectonics Different


Music Tectonics was founded to explore the deep seismic shifts that keep the music industry unsettled. At the fifth annual conference in 2023, we delved 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 insights and get business done. A variety of experiences in unexpected venues offers attendees many opportunities for making meaningful connections, scheduling meetings, and serendipitous encounters.

Meet Music Tectonics' Past Participants: Spotify, Bose, Pandora, YouTube, Google, TikTok, BeatSaber, Instagram, Facebook, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, BMG, Twitch, Reddit, SoundCloud, Raised In Space, Sony Ventures, 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, Roblox, Billboard, Forbes. 

About Us

The 2023 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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