News: Innovation + Music

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

Blockchain and Tickets | Innovating Music Podcast

Jason Robert takes us down the blockchain rabbithole, introducing us to the many details that make up a new cryptocurrency business, which he calls a "social movement disguised as technology." His new platform to sell tickets with Ethereum is mere weeks old when we record this, and he takes us though some of his challenges innovating in both blockchain and ticketing at the same time. Read More

China and the Long View | Innovating Music Podcast

Ed Peto from Outdustry started placing a bet on music in China in 2006, and has been waiting for the market to catch up. We caught up with Ed in Berlin, but it could have just as easily been in London or China. Please enjoy Ed's discussions of stepping early into China and helping work toward a system that is believing itself into a streaming market, as well as his journey to both understand and create change in this growing market space. Read More

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