Seismic Shift Trading Cards

We launched a set of thought-provoking “Seismic Shifts” trading cards in 2019. Each unique card includes an original illustration and colorful design alongside a transformative theme and short explanation. The Music Tectonics Conference and these cards both sprang from Dmitri Vietze's weekly Music Tectonics podcast, which explores the seismic shifts changing the music industry as a result of technology and innovation.

“The changes sweeping music in particular and digital media in general can feel utterly disorienting," Dmitri explained. "We distilled the dynamics at work into this fun visual format that we think will guide more productive and creative conversations about the future of music and tech.” A limited print run was shared with 2019 conference attendees.


Which shifts remain relevant in 2021 as the industry evolves after pandemic upheavals? What is the next shift we should be watching? Join the conversation at Music Tectonics 2021.

Music Is Like Fire
Humpty Dumpty
Self-Driving Artists
No Formula
More Music Than Ever
Hands of the Masses
Music Is Like Air
Music In Slices
Push to Transparency
More Global Than Ever
Creation and Engagement Intermingle
Many Paths to Listening
Music is Like Water
Uses Outpace Systems
Broken Gates
Music as an Experience
Music is Competing with Everything
Data Everywhere