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Imagine being able to make your perfect studio. Where would it be? What would it look like? And if you only had six pieces of gear to choose from, what would they be? This is exactly what we ask of guest artists, producers and industry figureheads. It might sound easy but there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Hosts and shameless nerds Chris Barker and Will Betts guide guests through the dramatic journey to studio foreverdom. There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may ...
 
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Music Tectonics

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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. The podcast includes news roundups, interviews, and more. Our host is Dmitri Vietze, CEO of PR firm rock paper scissors.
 
Keith Mills, founder of the Finish More Music system, reveals the creative strategies and mindsets he teaches to thousands of music producers so you can write more and better music, ready to release and share with the world. Discover workflow hacks to speed up your writing process, mindset approaches to overcome avoidance, procrastination and perfectionism, and compositional techniques to help you take your underground dance music productions to the next level.
 
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Live from the floor at the 2022 NAMM Show with Shayli Ankenbruck. Look to the future of music making and collaboration with Russell Gavin, co-founder of JackTrip Labs. Discover how JackTrip Labs is making it possible for musicians to collaborate with artists all over the world with hardware and software solutions. Learn how JackTrip Labs is breakin…
 
This time, South African electronic duo Goldfish wrestle with the dilemma of choosing fine vintage instruments or modern synths to produce their brand of jazz-tinged house. Along the way, learn about Dom’s perfect pitch and synesthesia, and why the pair’s next record might be made with just the items they select on the show. Season 4 is sponsored b…
 
In this episode, I'm sharing an unpleasant experience that Mrs M and I faced within days of arriving here in Austin. This is something that could have seriously messed us up… …but instead, Ana and I were able to seamlessly move through it without feeling stressed, hopeless, or desperate about what was going on. We’ve been fortunate to go through so…
 
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! This week, Dr Kate Stone, the Mary Poppins of music tech and founder and CEO of Novalia, joins Dmitri Vietze to explore how Novalia is revolutionizing the way we interact with music and technology. Discover how Novalia is pushing the boundaries of creativity, through partnerships with Pizza Hut and Disney, design…
 
Danish/Egyptian DJ, producer and singer Ashibah has been releasing vocal-forward house music on majors and dance labels like Spinnin and Anjunabeats since 2013, but before that had another career as a pro athlete. But how will that affect her choices? In this episode, we find out about her love of the 90s synth aesthetic, which luxury headphones sh…
 
Miami based DJ Adrian Blaga who owns and runs the Magician on Duty label is a man who's growing in multiple facets of the music industry. “There's no doubt about it. If you wanna be the best at what you do, you need to show up and you need to be better than everybody else” We dig deep into what it takes to climb the ladder as DJ, producer, and labe…
 
This time, Jack Patterson of British uber hit-making trio Clean Bandit imagines an unusual studio forever home on the high seas. Along the way, learn the secret behind the ‘Rather Be’ piano sound, whose esoteric hardware he’d steal for the studio and which song he and the band measure all new tracks against. Season 4 is sponsored by EVO by Audient:…
 
While many producers try to sound like other artists, my guest today has always chosen to go against the grain. In this episode I'm sitting down with co-founder and owner of the iconic Hospital records, Drum and Bass legend Tony Colman, who performs and produces as London Elektricity. With a punk attitude of doing things differently and getting rea…
 
Let’s get sci-fi! Dive into holograms and teleportation with David Nussbaum, founder and CEO of Proto. Discover how Proto allows people to beam anywhere in the world in real time with the Proto device, a museum quality light box about the size of a small telephone booth. Find out how artists like Diddy, Kane Brown, and Walker Hayes engage with thei…
 
Lee Mortimer’s musical roots are as a EDM producer but as Friend Within, he’s been tearing up the tech and house dancefloors with tracks such as The Renegade. Now the multi-monikered producer is taking his 2phargon alias to labels like Dirtybird. In this episode find out how a rudimentary DAW function led to his signing, which software has upped hi…
 
With his first music released at age 14, Tim Engelhardt has gone on to consistently release on some of the most respected labels in the industry, playing his music out around the world. Today Tim talks about his unique journey, what he embraces in his productions and his process of discovery and learning, exploring the possibilities of the tools av…
 
In this week’s episode, Tristra Newyear Yeager joins Brian Schmitt, global executive creative director of Icon Technology Studios, to explore the world of web3. Find out how Icon Technology Studios is creating end-to-end digital products and experiences, blending cutting edge technologies with human centric design for maximum creative impact. Disco…
 
Sisters Yasmine and Jahan Yousaf aka Krewella are DJs, producers, singers and songwriters. With platinum record status, headline festival sets and a brand new album out now, they are set for another huge year. In this episode, we talk about unconventional vocal production techniques, a misidentified studio and an instrument that they’d want to stea…
 
Owner and runner of the iconic label CLR, podcast and radio host, music producer and one of the most in-demand DJs in the world, Chris Liebing is a man who has had a huge impact on the techno scene. We sat down to talk about starting out as an artist and the importance of building strong relationships and a reputation of trust with the people in th…
 
Live from the 2022 Music Biz Conference in Nashville, TN! Join Dmitri Vietze as he chats with music industry leaders Dan Runcie, Russ Crupnick, Jim Griffin, and Robert Singerman, for a music industry pulse check. Feel the “pre-pandemic energy” of this year's Music Biz Conference with Dan Runcie, founder and host of Trapital, as he shares his take o…
 
In this week’s episode, Dmitri Vietze sits down with Fabrice Sergent, co-founder and managing partner of Bandsintown, the concert discovery and fan engagement platform. Discover how Bandsintown facilitates tour promotion, new music releases, and NFT drops while allowing artists to engage and connect directly with their fans. Learn more about the ec…
 
As a music producer it’s all too easy to be influenced by trends, and to end up switching tracks to what’s popular at the moment. My guest today chose to back himself, staying true to his path and having the confidence in himself to go for what he really wanted to go for and remain authentic. David Penn (Defected, Glasgow Underground) is a house mu…
 
This week, Dmitri Vietze sits down with Billboard Top Music Lawyer Han Kim to explore how entertainment lawyers help companies navigate legal issues in today’s ever-evolving music industry. Learn more about how Han Kim’s practice as an entertainment attorney at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP focuses on transactional entertainment matters, ad…
 
Reporting live from Hopin - the voices of the Music Tectonics Podcast come together for a very special 200th episode! On this week’s live news roundup, Dmitri Vietze, Tristra Newyear Yeager, Eleanor Rust, and Shayli Ankenbruck dive into breaking news and emerging trends in the music industry. Learn more about fan tipping and how platforms are monet…
 
With releases on Defected, Toolroom, Solid Grooves… Josh Butler is, without doubt, one of the UK’s premier House talents. I sat down with him to cover the full spectrum of what it takes to be a pro artist… …finding creative flow state, methods for inspiration, road testing tracks, and tips on how to boost your chances of having labels listen to and…
 
These days, nearly all content being created features music, so how are content creators finding the music they need and safely tackling sync licensing hurdles? Ryan Wines, CEO and founder of Marmoset and Track Club, joins this week’s episode to explore the world of music curation, stems, and music licensing. Learn more about Marmoset, the music ag…
 
We continue this week with our second special episode hearing about the journeys and lessons from the producers inside of the FMM community. And today I’m delighted to be speaking to Jonas Klugel who produces and DJs under the name Azpecialguest. Jonas has had an incredible 12 months, a very accomplished DJ, recently nominated best new Danish artis…
 
This week, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Tasos Frantzolas, founder of Beatopia, an artist-oriented marketplace expanding beats and sound pads beyond the core genres. Discover how Beatopia is solving licensing issues for producers and creators, while helping consumers purchase beats more easily. Explore the latest trends in beat making such …
 
Today is a very special episode of the series in which we’re going to be hearing about the journeys and lessons from some of our producers from the FMM community. And I’m super excited to share these journeys with you because they’ll give you the opportunity to learn from producers just like you… Producers who have BIG ambitions, and who’ve wrestle…
 
In this week’s episode, Bill Gagnon and Cristina Pimentel from Universal Music Group join Dmitri Vietze to explore how UMG is kickstarting the conversation at the upcoming 2022 Music Biz Conference. Find out how UMG is empowering women and people of color with Women In Music Tech, an initiative presented by women industry leaders. Learn more about …
 
One of the things I've noticed that affects so many struggling music producers, and maybe you can relate, is that they have so many false starts. They show up every day for a short period of time…. …And then it's back to the same old distractions that get them frustrated, overwhelmed, and with absolutely nothing to show for themselves. Successful p…
 
This week, Dmitri Vietze, Tristra Newyear Yeager, and Shayli Ankenbruck team up for a new roundup, checking in with the recent news and trends of the music industry. Learn more about how Covid has shaken up the live music scene and how artists, managers, and live music venues have responded to canceled tours, increased safety procedures, and ticket…
 
We’re flipping the script on you today, quite literally! It’s always super valuable to hear straight from the horse's mouth, so we’re turning the tables and passing the virtual mic into your hands, to dive into your burning questions. In today’s episode we invited you, our listeners, to direct the topics that we would cover and to steer the directi…
 
From the fountains at the Bellagio to Beethoven’s 10th Symphony, MIDI has been powering live music and immersive experiences for nearly 40 years. In this week’s episode, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Athan Ballias and Brett Porter from the MIDI association to explore the latest innovations in MIDI 2.0. Learn more about the MIDI Association,…
 
What would you do if you suddenly lost your hearing? What impact would this have on your abilities as a music producer? These things can hit us suddenly and without warning… And leave you reassessing many aspects of your life! When I recently and unexpectedly experienced a sudden onset of hearing loss, combined with tinnitus and other ringing artef…
 
This week, Oleg Stavitsky, CEO and co-founder of Endel joins Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore the world of generative music. Discover how Endel is creating visually elegant, sonically intriguing customized experiences designed to enhance focus, relaxation, movement, and productivity. Find out how Endel creates personalized soundscapes in real time…
 
A boxer can train hard, spar hard, and still not win the world title on their next shot. But who is more likely to win it on the shot after that? Is it the person who put that work in or the person who didn’t? We have to have absolute belief that we can hit the goal. …because if you don't believe that a thing is possible, you won't go all in. And a…
 
Coming to you live from SXSW in Austin Tx! Dmitri Vietze and Lars Schlichting, director of product planning and artist relations at Pioneer DJ, explore the emerging trends and latest technology in DJing. Discover how Pioneer DJ is building powerful equipment that’s intuitive. Learn more about the evolution of DJing from the 1970s to the present. Se…
 
This week’s podcast took an unexpected turn… When two members of my team decided to give their own commentary on my podcasts! Now it’s all well and good me giving you my opinions and thoughts each week but I’m always curious to hear others’ takeaways. And that’s exactly what I got this week I was away travelling to see family overseas. Rob and Terr…
 
In this week’s episode, Dmitri Vietze sits down with Dean Wilson, ​​CEO and founder of Seven20, PIXELYNX, MODA DAO, and manager for deadmau5. Discover how the management company, Seven20, is looking to the future and using technology to explore the new frontier of web3. Learn about the latest trends in NFTs, including customizable avatar NFTs that …
 
How can you show up in a new way to move from procrastinating to finishing? …to getting signed on the biggest and best labels in your genre? Well, the best way to discover this is to hear from people who've made these leaps… …and made them in a short period of time. The producers in this episode don't have any particular talent. They don't have for…
 
This week, Artiphon Founder and CEO Dr Mike Butera joins Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore the world of music creation. The age of casual creativity is here! Discover how Artiphon is embracing automation and immediate playability, giving everyone the power to create music. PhD and entrepreneur, Mike Butera, shares Artiphon’s mission to create new w…
 
You name one pro-athlete, one entrepreneur, one top CEO, one pro producer who doesn't have a consistent source of feedback. Feedback is not just important, it's essential for any artist's development. And if you don’t know how to receive feedback… … you will squander its potential to help you improve. …and you will alienate the people who are suppo…
 
This week, David Beiner and Jay Stolar from Hume join Dmitri Vietze to explore music in the metaverse. Learn more about Hume, the metaverse record label creating music driven metastars for the metaverse. Tune in for an exclusive interview with angelbaby, the six-foot tall Fluf from the year 3045. Get angelbaby’s take on the importance of the metave…
 
One word guaranteed to strike fear and terror into a creative’s heart… …Deadlines! What runs through your mind when you hear that word? Too much pressure! The enemy of creativity! The quality of my art will suffer! Any piece of music you write can be open to a never-ending set of revisions, tweaks, and changes. There's always something else to do, …
 
In this week’s episode, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Anne-Marie Shaver, doctoral candidate of ecomusicology and member of the Acoustic Ecology Lab at Arizona State University. Scholar and musician, Anne-Marie Shaver, shares her current research focused on deep listening and eco-feminist scholarship to explore 20th and 21th century art musi…
 
Have you ever found yourself trapped in the murky world of perfectionism? If the answer is yes then you will almost certainly know how debilitating it can be… Second-guessing everything that you do. Endlessly spotting something else to change. The sheer frustration of knowing that it is time to move forward yet stuck in perfection paralysis, litera…
 
This week, Dmitri Vietze sits down with Wayne Yardley and Daniel Morrow of Rippla and Gordon Midwood of Anything World, two of the winners from the 2021 Midemlab Startup Competition. Discover how Rippla, winner of the Music Distribution and Discovery category, brings live and exclusive music and entertainment experiences to venues around the globe.…
 
You would be crazy to want to stunt your growth as a producer, right? …but a fair few people fall into a trap that leads to exactly that. These are the people who tend to hold onto knowledge and keep it to themselves. This typically comes from a place of insecurity. A place of fear of giving someone else a competitive advantage. …But the reality is…
 
In this week’s episode, Dmitri Vietze joins Dan Yen, CEO of Vertigo, to explore the new and exciting ways Vertigo is integrating music listening into social experiences. Discover how the tech platform helps artists boost streams on DSPs by synching their music with live and recorded video experiences. Find out how Vertigo is equipping artists with …
 
When I started digging into the effects of multitasking, I was absolutely blown away by how deep the rabbit hole goes… It runs so much deeper than I imagined. It slows you down, it lowers your IQ, it weakens your memory. It kills your creativity and productivity while giving the illusion that you are getting more done. And quite frankly, as someone…
 
This week, Tristra Newyear Yeagar joins Aram Sinnreich, Professor and Chair of the Communications Division at the Communication School at American University to explore the intersection of culture, law, and music tech. Professor, author, and musician Aram Sinnreich dives into the world of web3 and digital ownership. Discover how web3 is giving musi…
 
Have you ever heard a piece of music that lit you up and changed your day for the better? Perhaps it lessened the fact that you felt fearful, anxious, or worried about something. Now more than ever, we've been given a sense that our actions really do impact the world around us. Maybe it's just one person in one moment that takes them from a place w…
 
Drop the beat! In this week’s episode, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Judah Wiedre and Kwesi Albert Lutz-Paap from Airbit, the producer platform that aims to do more than just hawk beats. Discover how Airbit is looking to make producers' lives easier, while focusing on education and community for beatmakers around the world. Learn how produc…
 
Have you ever felt disconnected from your art and disinterested in what you're doing? Sure, we all have times when our output isn't meeting our expectations and that’s just part of being a creative… …But what about when you experience the continual feeling of being a bit flat, uninspired, and demotivated in the studio? Well today we're gonna delve …
 
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