The first-ever Music Tectonics Conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 29 will feature a “cage match” between blockchain skeptics and enthusiasts refereed by N.W.A's Arabian Prince. The debut, destination event for innovators in music and technology is intended to help facilitate conversations about music tech innovation through unique experiences.
“Too many conversations about the future of the music industry are happening in siloes,” said conference organizer, Music Tectonics podcast host and Rock Paper Scissors Inc. CEO Dmitri Vietze in a release. “Take blockchain. Blockchain fans have their own conferences about how it will change systems, including music. What will happen when they sit down with music industry skeptics to really talk about how blockchain might innovate music? That’s the kind of energy and creative connection we need as an industry, to move into the next era of innovation, business, and music making.”
The conference will take place at the Skirlball Cultural Center with head of MIDiA Research Mark Mulligan as a keynote speaker and an A.I. talent show emceed by music tech journalist Dani Deahl.