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Innovating Music: Tech Changing our Local and Global 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 20, 2018

We were joined by Maggie Weiland and Dylan Rice from the SF Entertainment Commission to talk about how they work to nurture music in San Francisco.   Gigi had met them at an event hosted by Jocelyn Kane, who created many of the public policy rules and artist-supporting structures to help clubs and artists survive in a...


Jul 30, 2018

Jonathan Stone shares the adventures of Rocket Songs, which connects songs with singers from around the world to discover and perform. He talked about the past century or so of relationships between singers and songwriters, and the challenge of connecting those dots now. Their own work in connecting international...


Jul 9, 2018

Vickie Nauman and Andrea Young joined us to talk about Music 3.0.  Vickie had written an article for Rethink Music, a blog by the Berklee College of Music, about Music 3.0.  Music 1.0 in this discussion was music sold as physical goods and Music 2.0 was the world of digital music.  Vickie spoke about how the Music 2.0...


Jul 2, 2018

Andrea Young sees playlisting as a revolution for artists.  She shared a lot of basics of how to engage with both your fans and playlisters to create a thoughtful playlisting strategy for artists at different stages of their careers.  Toolsets are available within different platforms to understand analytics and learn...


Jun 25, 2018

At MusicBiz in Nashville in May 2018, Joe Conyers III shared his thoughts and experiences about a wide variety of international and domestic songwriter royalty, rights, markets, and metadata issues. For more than 150,000 songwriters and more than 20,000 music publishers, Songtrust has been collecting songwriters’...