Held at multiple locations across Santa Monica, the Music Tectonics 2023 conference brought together innovators from all areas of music. The three-day event allowed attendees to network, discuss innovations in music creation, share ideas about the future of music, and show off their equipment.
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Music and technology have come together to Musical tectonics 2023 last month in Santa Monica, California. Startups, distributors, investors, equipment manufacturers, software developers, consultants, labels, streaming services, and creators — among many others in the music space — took their time to network and explore innovative solutions.
Speaking to DMN, Dmitri Vietze, founder and curator of Music Tectonics, told DMN what makes the conference unique. “We are independent of the subject. We think there’s a lot of innovation that can happen to solve problems in the music industry, so some of it is super cool, super consumer-facing, sexy stuff (in) gaming and music, artificial intelligenceand music generation,” Vietze said, adding, “Also, some of it is really specific to untangling data or how startups getting licenses and that sort of thing.
The three-day conference took place in various “non-traditional” locations and venues across the region. Vietze explained why: “We choose non-traditional locations because we want people to feel not physically in a box, but also psychologically. »
“When discussing musical innovation, we want to benefit from a sense of expansion to think about new concepts and do business together,” Vietze said.
Holly Hagerman, founder of AmptUp – a company that streamlines the booking process between venues and bands – told DMN that being at Music Tectonics 2023 meant celebrating innovation, meeting others in the field and “community, which is our core value number one “.
Speaking about the conference, Hagerman said: “This is a special group of people. Our business is focused on innovation and transforming a generations-old industry – making it simpler and more innovative. This is the very essence of Music Tectonics.
Adewale Oduye, a student at USC Business School, attended the conference to tap into the knowledge of like-minded individuals. “One of the things I love is hearing from people who have done it before and understand the music business. They pass this knowledge on to me. That’s what I enjoy,” Oduye said.
Music Tectonics 2023 provided the perfect platform to discuss what’s happening in music right now and what’s on the horizon.
Songwriting Lawyer Mark Lynch spoke passionately about “making writers pay,” adding: “Music isn’t free. We have to compensate. Any chance I get to make sure copyright owners get paid, I will.