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More Communication, Less Consumption: How music tech can respond to crisis

SXSW hosts a music tech hackathon every year, and 2020 was no exception. Except this was the year everything changed: the huge music and tech conference was cancelled due to the coronavirus.


We’re not going to let that stop us, however. To honor the spirit of the hackathon, we’ve brought together some of the mentors and thought leaders involved to talk about how music tech can transform our lives as we face crisis. What’s changing as we stare down our current moment of crisis? What does it say about where we want to head as a community and industry? How does our ability to respond to this fast-moving pandemic reflect our opportunities and possibilities as we approach even bigger challenges like climate change?


Artist Byrke Lou and music tech instigators Helen Sartory (The Rattle LA) and Arabian Prince (Inov8 Ventures) join irregular podcast host Tristra Yeager and SXSW’s Luann Williams to discuss all that’s changed and all that could change in the world of music tech and creativity. Listen to the full episode here on our website, or wherever you pod your favorite casts.

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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. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.