The 2022 Music Tectonics Conference has released the full schedule for this year’s edition.
One fresh highlight of the newly-unveiled lineup is the Universal Music Group Music Tech Training Camp, which is slated for Oct. 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. at UMG’s Santa Monica offices. During the training camp, startups will receive actionable advice from investors, advisors and label executives on all phases of their rollout, from brainstorming to seed rounds. During the event, startup founders will also have the opportunity to network at a mixer with Music Tectonics badge holders and UMG executives.
As organizers note, a full third of the programming at this year’s event will focus on three key innovation areas in music: Web3, gaming and the metaverse. The remainder of the sessions will focus on topic areas including live event tech, new musical creation, collaboration tools and data and analytics platforms. Panel titles include “Collaborative Creations With Fans,” “Gaming is the New Venue,” “The Journey of a Song in Music Tech,” “Music Monetization Beyond Streaming,” “Music Rights in the Metaverse,” “Ultimate Live Music Tech Tools,” “Wild Wild West of Web3” and “Sexy, Sexy A&R Data for the Masses.”
Highlighted speakers at this year’s conference include Máuhan Zonoozy of Spotify, who is slated to give the keynote address. Others slated to appear include Sanjay Amin of YouTube Music, Tatiana Cirisano of MIDiA Research, Jay Gilbert of Your Morning Coffee, Mike Huppe of SoundExchange, Gavin Johnson of Monstercat, Meng Ru Kuok of BandLab, Vickie Nauman of CrossBorderWorks, Rishi Patel of Plus Eight Equity, Kristin Robinson of Billboard, Daniel Rowland of LANDR, Manny Toro of SoundCloud and Joe Tou of Sony Ventures.
“In this industry, people need connection and first-hand experience as much as they need keynotes and panel discussions,” said Music Tectonics director Dmitri Vietze in a statement. “That’s why we’ve built in opportunities to try out innovations, make connections, and get business done across the three days of the conference.”
This will be Music Tectonics’ first fully in-person conference since 2019. The conference was held entirely virtually in 2020 and as a hybrid event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s iteration takes place Oct. 25-27 in Santa Monica, Calif., with conference partners including LANDR, LyricFind and Vibrate. The full schedule can be found here.