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Music Tectonics

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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. The podcast includes news roundups, interviews, and more. Our host is Dmitri Vietze, CEO of PR firm rock paper scissors.
 
Keith Mills, founder of the Finish More Music system, reveals the creative strategies and mindsets he teaches to thousands of music producers so you can write more and better music, ready to release and share with the world. Discover workflow hacks to speed up your writing process, mindset approaches to overcome avoidance, procrastination and perfectionism, and compositional techniques to help you take your underground dance music productions to the next level.
 
Imagine being able to make your perfect studio. Where would it be? What would it look like? And if you only had six pieces of gear to choose from, what would they be? This is exactly what we ask of guest artists, producers and industry figureheads. It might sound easy but there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Hosts and shameless nerds Chris Barker and Will Betts guide guests through the dramatic journey to studio foreverdom. There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may ...
 
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Do you want to know the REAL biggest mistake you can possibly make? Well today we're talking about the problems that come with success. If you want to play a bigger game and achieve more in your life and with your music, you will be inviting new and bigger problems into your world. …and avoiding them is exactly the way that you'll never reach your …
 
This week, Dmitri Vietze sits down with Karen Allen of Infinite Album and Jarret Hines and Bryson Nobles of Rightsholder.io by Music Tech Works, two of the winners from the 2021 Midemlab Startup Competition. Karen Allen is the co-founder and CEO of Infinite Album, winner of the music creation and education category of the 2021 Midemlab Music Startu…
 
No one wants to look back at a life squandered. …a life spent on poor choices and destructive habits. Destructive habits that put you in quicksand - no matter how focused you are on the race you are trying to run. And if you don't bring the habits and distractions that aren't serving you well into your awareness, then you'll waste time on tasks tha…
 
This week, Bas Grasmayer and Maarten Walraven of MUSIC x join Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore the convergence of trends from web3 to the future of livestreaming. Find out how Bas Maarten's newsletter, MUSIC x, provides regular insights about the future of music, media, and tech. Discover how web3 can provide a greater sense of ownership for artis…
 
Do you want to break new boundaries with your music? ...or discover exciting new ways to challenge yourself creatively? Well, today I’m going to share with you a series of powerful and linked mindset hacks that I’ve curated from this year's podcast episodes. ...To help you move faster and further into the next year of your creative journey. To expl…
 
Today we have an amazing mix to round off our series… For our 4th and final showcase we turned to the skills of Australian DJ Hyasynth (Andrew Mashiko) for our showcase from the future! This is a multi-genre mix covering a whole lot of bases and a lot of ground with 34 awesome tracks! Sit back and enjoy!…
 
In part 3 of our FMM DJ mixes, we are being treated to some full-on Techno, in a mix crafted by Alex Mar from Slovenia. As with the previous mixes, this one is created entirely from music made by members of the FMM community. We have more members than ever releasing music and landing on top-tier labels in the underground music scene and more member…
 
We continue our voyage of discovery this week with part 2 of our FMM Christmas Showcase! Today we move into a much more Housey vibe with another cracking mix, this time from our Bristol-based DJ, Tom Marron aka TGM. The quality of music is insane and I absolutely love this mix! It’s a real journey from start to finish and is a great reflection of t…
 
This week I’m bringing you something a little bit different… …and a lot special! To celebrate a wicked year inside the FMM community I thought it would be a great idea to showcase the talents, and highlight the diversity and quality of what our members are producing. So I’m bringing you a very special series of guest DJ mixes from our members that …
 
Have you ever been in a position where the first time you heard something it wasn't the right time? …but the second? That was the moment that flicked the switch. That was the moment that inspired you to be, do and have more in your life and with your music. That’s why reflection is important. It’s so easy to forget pieces of information that can li…
 
In this week’s episode, Alex Turbide and Dave Jx of BeatConnect join Dmitri Vietze to explore the new age of remote collaboration. Discover how BeatConnect has cultivated a creative hub for artists, producers, and fans to create and interact remotely. Find out how BeatConnect is at the heart of creative workflow by allowing artists to use any DAW t…
 
This year has been messy... ...one of the most challenging years I've personally experienced in some time. And today I'm going to share with you those challenges - the highs and the lows - and how the journey unfolded up until now. Most of the world treats the end of the year as a time to wind down, but for me , this is the time to put my foot down…
 
That’s a wrap! In this week’s episode Music Tectonics Conference star sponsor Rob Bonstein of HIFI and pitch competition winner Xann Schwinn join host Dmitri Vietze to discuss the highlights of this year’s 2021 Music Tectonics Conference. Rob Bonstein shares his favorite moments from the conference including making new friends in the metaverse to n…
 
There’s a trap that you can fall into that is a sure fire way to lose your energy… ...A trap that will suck the enthusiasm right out of you. And let me ask you, who is more likely to succeed, the person brimming with enthusiasm or the person feeling flat and disappointed? How we measure our progress determines how much progress we are likely to mak…
 
Dive deep into music licensing on this week's episode with Michael Simon, CEO of the Harry Fox Agency and President of Rumblefish. Find out how HFA Rumblefish is paving the way to the future of music licensing while supporting publishers, record labels, rights holders, and more. Learn the real life legend of Harry Fox, founder of the Harry Fox Agen…
 
Today we’re looking into a topic that I love... ...this is something that if leaned into can be the basis for a Pandora's box of inspiration. And if you embrace this strategy you will unlock new sonic territory and drive your creations in exciting and original directions. However, if you're closed off to this idea, you run the risk of being stuck u…
 
This week we're joined by a Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, label owner, and bonafide pioneer of Detroit techno. Someone who has continued to set trends and break boundaries with his music, his sound installations, and his performances. The man in question is Carl Craig, a key figure in the electronic music scene who has blazed a trail through sever…
 
In this week’s episode, listen to one of the highlights of the 2021 Music Tectonics Conference featuring a fireside chat with Tracy Chan. and Dmitri Vietze. Tracy Chan is the VP, Head of Music at Twitch, where his focus is on enabling creators to interact with their fans live and empowering those fans to directly support their favorite creators. Ch…
 
We’ve got a pretty special episode waiting for you this week! This is something that we’ve never done before - brand new and totally unique! So let me first ask you this… Do you worry about putting your music out into the world? Maybe a fear of judgment stops you from being creative. Perhaps you are struggling to figure out your next steps. You fee…
 
In this wide ranging episode, Jack Spallone, Head of Crypto at HIFI Labs and major player in music+crypto's early days, maps how Web3 has emerged from past attempts to deal with music assets using blockchain, and how the whole ecosystem has been guided by artists and collectives taking control. Touching in NFTs, DAOs, and all things decentralized, …
 
Don't be a 'Yes, but...' person! We all know people who rubbish ideas. Nobody wants to speak up and share ideas in their presence. And often nobody even wants to be around them. And yet unwittingly, we often find ourselves being THAT person... The person who picks holes in other people's suggestions, cutting the creative connections dead… ...And wh…
 
So here's the deal. We all hit creative problems. And we often try to solve those problems with the same level of thinking that created them. ...forcing a solution the wrong way, digging in deeper, making the problem worse, and building frustration in the process. Maybe you start second-guessing perfectly good work, start to make mistakes, and head…
 
Music and tech have long played their own ghoulish roles in making Halloween especially terrifying. In this week’s spooky episode, Caitlyn Trevor PhD joins host Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore what makes music scary and how our brains process fear. Discover and experience how musical elements such as high drone tones, vocal mimicry, rhythmic unpr…
 
John Graham aka Quivver is a man who's been at the forefront of electronic music for over 25 years, both as a producer and DJ, writing and playing everything from House to Techno to Breaks to Drum and Bass. With his new album Revelate released on Bedrock and hitting the music stores we really got down to the nitty gritty of the creative process and…
 
In this week's episode, Dmitri Vietze gets super sci-fi with Pascal Pilon and Daniel Rowland of LANDR, supernova sponsor of the fast-approaching Music Tectonics Conference. With 4.2 million registered users, LANDR is revolutionizing the future of music mastering and creation. Find out how the cloud-based music creation platform is streamlining the …
 
As music producers we all want to achieve the sound that we hear in our heads but we often get disheartened that our work does not sound as good as our ambitions. ...And this is because our abilities don’t currently match up with our taste... Maybe you can relate...you get so caught up in the idea that what you’re going to make won’t sound as good …
 
Get ready for this year’s 2021 Music Tectonics Conference with Eleanor Rust and Dmitri Vietze on this week’s conference preview episode. Music Tectonics unites music tech innovators across industry boundaries to share ideas and get business done. In 2021, our hybrid event invites a global audience to participate in parallel universes: in the metave…
 
Have you ever caught yourself saying “I don't have enough time”? We’ve all been there...you can have hours and hours of time, yet see no meaningful growth in your skills and the quality of your music. But it often isn't a lack of time that is creating the problem… ...it's a lack of efficiency in the way you are operating that is to blame. So how co…
 
In this week’s episode Dmitri Vietze dives into the latest music industry news and trends with 2021 Music Tectonics Conference Star Sponsors, Art + Logic and MRC Data. Art + Logic’s Andrew Sherbrooke, VP of Engineering, shares how the full-service, custom software development agency works with independent clients and Fortune 10 companies to design …
 
The power of getting the right people around us can’t be understated… ...but who exactly should we aspire to surround ourselves with? This week we dig into a concept that ties together several ideas that I’ve talked about previously in this podcast. And these are actually concepts that I've purposely built into the Finish More Music community and t…
 
This week, Dmitri Vietze sits down with artist Created Nor Destroyed, a.k.a. Jesse Worstell, VP of Business Development at Adrev, a Supernova Sponsor at the 2021 Music Tectonics Conference. As online video continues to grow its part of the music monetization pie, Dmitri gets a download of how this rights management company helps artists and rights …
 
In this week’s episode, Dmitri Vietze gets super sci-fi with Thomas Hesse of Dreamstage and Seth Miller of Rapchat, two Star sponsors of the 2021 Music Tectonics Conference. Thomas and Seth tackle the latest music industry trends and look ahead to the future, from music licensing to live streaming. Discover how Dreamstage is creating opportunities …
 
Today we are in conversation with electronic music legend Dave Seaman, well known for his releases in the famed Renaissance Masters Series and Global Underground and currently releasing music and running his highly respected label Selador. In this episode, we lean heavily into the music industry and what it really takes to get heard and stand out f…
 
In this week’s episode, Dmitri Vietze sits down with Darryl Ballantyne, founder and CEO of LyricFind and a Supernova Sponsor at the 2021 Music Tectonics Conference. Discover how LyricFind, already the leading source for licensing lyrics, now generates high quality verified lyric videos in less than 20 seconds with Lyric Videos. Darryl explores how …
 
We all get opportunities in life, some that come quite regularly and others that are more significant and rare. We sometimes call them lucky breaks, the types of opportunities that can make a huge difference in our life... ...and none of us wants to be the person who had that chance and let that golden opportunity slip through their fingers. If you…
 
There are thousands of health and wellness apps for everything from fitness to meditation, yet few address an issue that impacts all of humanity: menstruation. In this week’s episode, Laura-June Clarke CEO of Moonai and Tristra Newyear Yeager explore the innovation happening at the intersection of women’s health and music tech. Learn how Moonai, th…
 
If you’re like most music producers juggling the logistics of home life with studio time you’re going to love this episode... Today I’m sitting down with Cassy, a globally in-demand DJ and producer who boasts landmark recorded mixes for the likes of Panorama bar and Fabric, and has releases on a who's who of labels from Aus Music to Uzuri and Bass …
 
In this week’s episode, Dmitri Vietze gets super sci-fi with Super Hi-Fi’s Zack Zalon and Juan Torres from Prism.fm, two Star sponsors of the 2021 Music Tectonics Conference. Juan and Zack tackle the latest music industry trends and look ahead to the future, from spatial audio to live concerts. Discover how the synergy between introductory services…
 
Ever caught yourself saying things like “when I can write music as good as this top producer, then I’ll be happy”...? Or, “when I have this piece of hardware, then I’ll be on fire”...?While it may seem harmless at first, it’s actually a sure fire way to kill the vibe and all of your fun in the studio.Because the issue with looking at external outco…
 
It’s time for a news roundup! In this week’s episode, Eleanor Rust, head of marketing at Rock Paper Scissors, and Tristra Newyear Yeager explore the latest music industry news and trends. Learn how artist-founded and fan-centric platforms are changing the way people interact with music, bringing fan creativity to the foreground. Find out how the la…
 
We all know that taking big leaps towards our goals requires taking radically different actions to the ones that we're taking right now…But we also know that these radically different actions will bring with them discomfort. Maybe it’s creative anxiety, or the pain from pursuing a fitness goal, or perhaps the hunger of following a particularly diff…
 
In this week’s episode, Devon Thome, CEO of Melon, joins host Tristra Newyear Yeager to share how Melon creates enhanced reality experiences for gaming, concerts, and other virtual events. Find out how Melon brings a whole new level of graphic quality to Roblox with super high fidelity textures and game design. With multiplayer worlds and synced mu…
 
If there’s one thing a great many books and online gurus will tell you, it’s that in order for you to succeed, you need to know your purpose in life.A purpose which transcends you, that serves the greater good, and builds your drive, optimism, and resilience to succeed.And so the question beckons, will your career in music be held back until you’ve…
 
Imagine using a digital Sharpie pack to autograph your limited edition digital collectibles for your top fans. In this week’s episode, Obie Fernandez, founder and CEO of RCRDSHP, joins Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore how RCDSHP combines digital collectables, gamified elements, and a deep love of music culture to empower artists and enhance the fa…
 
Today we're going all sci-fi...yep, it's time to talk about AI! Now when you hear the term Artificial Intelligence (AI), you're likely to either get super excited, or to feel the fear welling up inside of you... And perhaps if you're like me, it's a mixture of both. Because on the one hand, the advances in technology in this area give humanity and,…
 
In this week’s episode, Toa Dunn, head of Riot Games Music joins Dmitri Vietze to explore the incredible innovation at the intersection of music and gaming. With a full in-house music production team, find out how Riot Music is crafting compelling music experiences for fans and players. Discover how Riot Music weaves music in and around the gaming …
 
Synth-obsessed Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, aka Soulwax, join us for our final episode of Season 3. As well as making music as Soulwax, their 2manydjs mashups and mixes have become legendary and last year their remix of Marie Davidson’s 'Work It' was nominated for a Grammy. How will these collector-level super-hoarders of vintage syn…
 
Today we’re tackling a VERY divisive topic, one that for music producers worldwide has become the cause of a huge amount of debate in the last few years… And that’s the impact that music streaming sites like Spotify, Apple Music and others are having on our scene. Now, many people believe that the current streaming model is crippling artists and da…
 
In this week’s episode, Roneil Rumburg, Forrest Browning, and Clayton Blaha join Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore how Audius is directly connecting fans with artists and exclusive new music. Discover how the digital streaming service is decentralized, allowing independent artists to own and vertically integrate their tools chains while collaborati…
 
This time, we’re joined by trailblazing DJ and producer Sasha. The prolific creator has made music spanning electronic genres from acid house to atmospheric trance and more. He’s produced with James Zabiela, John Digweed and BT, remixed Madonna and scored video games such as Gran Turismo. He’s also a massive production nut and one of the first inno…
 
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