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Innovating Music

Join our talks with diverse innovators about disruptive technologies in music.  We bring together with unique voices from inside and outside of the music industry. As Kevin Kelly has been quoted to say, “The Future is Already Here -- It’s just not evenly distributed.” Join us to see where the future may already have landed.

Aug 29, 2016

Dae brings us his adventures from the start-up world. He shares his observations from living as a self-described "data nerd" while creating new business solutions in music tech as a "non-tech person." He talkes at length about data and issues like "choreography" between databases and companies, getting sets of data to...


Jun 30, 2016

Alex White has put together puzzle pieces to connect music and data, building Next Big Sound over the past six years and selling it to Pandora. He shared similarities between business-to-business (B2B) sales in music and other industries.  He also shared what he sees coming up the road as problems to be solved in...


Jun 16, 2016

Beatie shares her pathways as a modern artist in a post-CD world. She shares her adventures in creating new forms of ceremony in music with both her NFC cards with Moo to her golden coat crafted from the elements of her music. She also shares her action research with new music -- not just recall of old music --...


Jun 9, 2016

Brian Zisk has worked across decade(s) of innovation in the music business, and he shared many of those tales with us. He also talks about interesting startups and how he sees companies needing to be ready for change in music. . .  and change coming back in cycles.

GUEST: Brian Zisk

Brian Zisk produces the SF MusicTech...


May 25, 2016

Sam shares his experiences in music management and rights management, both as an entrepreneur and in larger organizations. From that viewpoint, he shares thoughts on innovations past and present, ranging from trends in songwriting to opportunities in new VR experiences, distribution, evolution of the consumer,...