For the online portion of the third annual assembly, Music Tectonics will continue to explore the capabilities of virtual space by hosting two innovative features that were first introduced at last year’s conference, which took place is held entirely virtual and attracted over 800 participants. The first, a quick 15-minute “Chatroulette” -type networking session to be held between each panel, allows guests to randomly connect to each other in short bursts of five minutes.
The second returning feature is an extension of something the conference tested for its closing night last year: Degy World, a virtual metaverse-inspired showroom and an instrument demo stage that will house the conference. during the second half of each day. Using spatial audio, the virtual space will see ticket holders attend as personalized avatars, with the ability to have one-on-one conversations in private lounges, visit corporate booths in a virtual shopping hall, drive boats and climb a lighthouse “to take in the sight”, among other features.
“Swimming with Narwhals,” the music tech startup competition that debuted at the 2020 conference is also set to return. Featured with BandLab, this year’s winner will be offered an investment of $ 50,000.
The November 2 in-person meet will take place at the Santa Monica Pier Carousel (an indoor / outdoor location for safety), followed by drinks at a nearby rooftop location. Those attending this gathering will have the opportunity to participate in the IRL Quick Networking on the Carousel, while returning home with a “Conversation-Sparking Seismic Shift Trading Card Set”, which were first showcased at the first Music Tectonics conference in 2019.
Check out the list of 2021 conference sessions below. You can purchase tickets for the event here, find the full list of speakers here, and view the full schedule here.
Sessions of the 2021 Musical Tectonics Conference:
The Music Technology Investment Panel
Music is not a game! (Oh wait, it actually is)
Beyond Analysis: Making Your Financial Data Actionable
Digital collectibles across the universe: interoperability, not the ephemeral
The future of synchronization is here: everywhere is a soundtrack
Money for nothing: extract $$$ from your catalog
BandLab presents the final of the Music Tectonics start-up pitch competition
The sum of the parts: new sources of income for music creators
The future of social music
Seismic shifts in music: what does the data say about our present future?
The evolution of fandom
Tech Behind the Scenes of Live Music
Will the live broadcast last?
Expanding the middle class of musical artists
Music and the metaverse
Technology for the People: How Innovation Can Support Artists and Rights Holders in a Complex Musical World
The new wave of musical creation
The Future of Music Marketing: Creating Experiences in Unexpected Places
Take off: what it takes to get your music tech startup idea off the ground
Be Your Own Platform: Creative Ways for Artist Teams to Own Fan Relations, Data, and Intellectual Property
No single path to success: how today’s labels experiment to be successful in their releases
Audio explosion: three perspectives on how sound and listening innovate again
Long live the blockchain! Legitimate uses in music have arrived
Music Plus: A Look at New Opportunities Adjacent to the Recorded Music Industry
The Look of Music in Five Years: Let’s Get Science Fiction