Music Tectonics

Music Tectonics Announces First Music and Tech Conference

The first annual Music Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles Oct. 28-29, is an event for those in music and technology. The conference speaker lineup brings together experts to explore the shifts that are shaping the business of music. Labels, managers, publishers, tech companies, and startups will come together to map the new terrain.

Music Tectonics is designed to promote the cross-industry meeting, dealmaking, and conversations about music tech innovation. Conference-goers will get to:

  • Party at Warner Music Group’s new DTLA digs.
  • Cheer on blockchain skeptics and enthusiasts, refereed by NWA's Arabian Prince.
  • Hear what A.I. music creation apps and platforms can really do, emceed by The Verge’s Dani Deahl.
  • Learn from music tech investors, moderated by writer and podcaster Cherie Hu.
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the music tech landscape with Mark Mulligan of MIDiA Research.
  • Find out what voice interface experts from Pandora, Google, and Soundhound want the music biz to know.
  • Keep the vibe alive the next day at A2IM’s SynchUp.

Music Tectonics kicks off Oct. 28 with a reception at Warner Music Group’s new Downtown Arts District headquarters. Attendees will get a glimpse of the label’s new space in a redesigned historic building.

A counterpoint to sensationalist headlines about robot music, an A.I. talent show emceed by music tech journalist Dani Deahl will show off music creation apps and platforms powered by artificial intelligence.

Breakout sessions will explore things to come. “Music Like Air,” for example, brings together experts from Pandora, Google, and Soundhound to demystify music discovery and listening as voice interfaces replace physical input and visual displays. Investors in the music technology space, including Zach Katz of Raised in Space, Larry Marcus of Marcy Venture Partners, and Rishi Patel of Plus 8 Equity, will tell startups what it takes to secure funding in a real talk-filled session moderated by Cherie Hu, music tech writer and podcaster. Other sessions will explore new music-related copyright legislation, the latest music marketing tools, innovative listening experiences, new approaches to licensing, the future of live streaming, and more.

Registration is open now at MusicTectonics.com/conference, along with a growing list of confirmed speakers. The conference is sponsored by CD Baby, AdRev, and Hydric, along with LyricFind, HFA, Qobuz, and Playlist Push.

Music Tectonics is partnering with A2IM’s 5th annual SynchUp event on Oct. 30 at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. The gathering now focuses on digital capacity as well as sync licensing. More information at a2imsynchup.com. A2IM members can get discounts on Music Tectonics badges and bundled tickets when buying through A2IM.