Straddling the increasingly important nexus of music and technology, organizers for the first annual Music Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles announced that MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan will deliver the keynote address.
Set for October 28-29, the conference will also feature an address by music tech journalist (and DJ/producer) Dani Deahl, who will show off music creation apps and platforms powered by artificial intelligence.
Breakout sessions announced for the conference include “Music Like Air,” which brings together experts from Pandora, Google, and Soundhound to demystify music discovery and listening as voice interfaces replace physical input and visual displays.
As well, music tech investors Zach Katz of Raised in Space, Larry Marcus of Marcy Venture Partners, and Rishi Patel of Plus 8 Equity, will talk turkey about what it takes for music startups to secure funding in a real talk-filled session moderated by Cherie Hu, insightful 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.
Music Tectonics kicks off October 28 with a reception at Warner Music Group’s new Downtown Arts District headquarters. Attendees will get a coveted glimpse of the label’s dynamic new space in a dramatically redesigned historic building.
Music Tectonics is also partnering with A2IM’s 5th annual SynchUp event on October 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 www.a2imsynchup.com/. A2IM members can get discounts on Music Tectonics badges and bundled tickets when buying through A2IM.
The conference is sponsored by CD Baby, AdRev, and Hydric, along with LyricFind, HFA, Qobuz, and Playlist Push. Registration is open now at MusicTectonics.com/conference.