In this Innovating Music podcast, we talk about disruptive technologies in music. Hosted by Gigi Johnson and produced by the UCLA Center for Music Innovation at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, we bring together 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 here to see where the future may already have landed.
Innovation is Messy...with Jack Conte
Enjoy this final episode where Jack Conte blends the worlds of music creation (Pomplamoose and Scary Pockets) and solving creators’ problems with systems (crowdfunding and community with Patreon). He shares how he balances (or doesn’t balance at times) creating music with running a large tech business. He also shares what he has learned, how his companies have shifted with the work-from-home world shift, and how he has changed/staffed his own creative processes in this distributed era.
Everything Old is New Again...with Ted Cohen
This week on the Innovating Music Podcast, we are joined by Ted Cohen, who shared tales of doing things for the right reasons and seeing decades ago the dimensions of our current music streaming playlists and challenges.
Livestreaming and Live Connecting with Dmitri Vietze
This year, Dmitri Vietze has moved his whole thought leadership with Music Tectonics online with virtual conferences and community gatherings. He shares his thoughts on crisis-driven shifts to music livestreaming, expanding new releases, and digital access, along with tidbits on intriguing companies in this current listen-from-home era.
Connecting the Music World: Portia Sabin, Music Business Association
This week on the Innovating Music Podcast, we talk with Music Business Association President, Portia Sabin about the ways in which she is helping to connect the music business as a community.
Reconnecting to Virtual Audiences: Jay Gilbert, Label Logic
This week, we talk with Jay Gilbert, photographer and co-founder of Label Logic, about new challenges artists in the music industry face in light of social-distancing and what their “new normal” will be as the world regains its rhythm.
Blockchain as Buffet: Stefan Schulz, Bitfury Surround
In this week’s podcast, Stefan Schulz, CEO and co-founder of Bitfury Surround, joins us to discuss the potential of blockchain technology for connecting not just content, but data and new value chains for content. Coming from a rich background at the intersection of music, business and evolving technology, Stefan explains why now is the time to decentralize the way we track ownership data and the countless opportunities to be unlocked.
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Explores the important questions of music and technology
Gigi effortlessly navigates the ever-changing world of music and technology with guests who have first-hand experience in bringing innovation to the music industry. The podcast does an amazing job of exploring how a diverse set of creators and innovators alike have come into their own expertise and how they are bringing about change in the industry. From public policy, to live-streams on Twitch, each episode will leave you enlighented and will spark your interest in different areas of the music industry, large and small.
Deep conversations from innovative perspectives
Gigi excels at guiding a topical and sometimes philosophical conversation with guests that tackles the implications of evolving technology, education and policy within music and beyond. Guests come from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, illuminating issues and sectors of the music industry that you might not have considered before!