News: Innovation + Music

Making It Simple | Innovating Music Podcast

Jay Gilbert runs three organizations, each working to help artists expand their work and presence. To Jay, innovation is standing on the shoulders of giants, improving tools you have to grow your audience. He works to take complex tech and make it simple for the artists and organizations he helps. Read More

Creating Value | Innovating Music Podcast

Gary Young, from Royalty Exchange, sees innovation as creating value for others, and does so with creating an auction system for intellectual property that creatives want to monetize. He shares with us how Royalty Exchange connects 20,000 buyers with creative rights across music, books, and other media, and how this process is right at the beginning of a long period of bringing future growth to the present for music. Read More

Event: Music Industry Research Association Conference

Thanks to those who joined us at the inaugural Music Industry Research Conference on Aug. 10 and 11 at UCLA's Luskin Conference Center. For more information, please visit themira.org/conference. Read More

Finding Fresh Approaches | Innovating Music Podcast

Bas Grasmayer wears both the innovator and analyst hat in music innovation, and in countries from The Netherlands to Bulgaria, to Turkey to Russia and now to Berlin. He shares his insights on how technological realities drive fresh combinations and possibilities, and how we can learn and grow new capabilities from "MySpace moments." He also muses on conversational interfaces like Alexa and how technology choices are changing songs with Playlist Cuts. He closes with suggestions to look at video and short-form content, and to get back to where creation is happening and shares thoughts on Instagram Stories as a place to watch for new ways that people express themselves. Read More

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