Innovation in Unasked Questions

Refik Anadol is a cutting-edge multimedia installation designer and innovator. Enjoy a half-hour discussion with him on how Asking Questions has driven his past innovations and is bringing him into asking how the brain and emotions connect.


Are cassette tapes making a comeback? Dr. Gigi Johnson from the Center commented in the March 10 Wall Street Journal about pieces of a trend. Is it nostalgia, or a way that artists can have something to connect with and sell at live events?


Enjoy our Newest Podcast Episodes

What spurs innovation in music? In our continuing podcast series, come listen to diverse leaders and rule-changers in music explore their own views and actions to innovate Music in its many forms.


Music 2020 - Looking Deeper

Stay tuned for a new Music 2020 event, looking at the edges of change in the possible future and the changed deeply affecting the core of music ecosystems. What might be alternate futures in music? How can we create positive change for the Year 2020 and beyond?

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New Creation Technologies Panel at Music 2020

Music 2020: Snapshots from the Day

Enjoy a few of our snapshots of a day of great ideas and conversations at Music 2020 at Digital Hollywood Oct. 20, 2016. And thanks to the many panelists and audience members who joined in a series of panels and conversations of the voices of Music 2020 . . . and how we could create different Futures. Read More

Innovating Music Podcast

In this podcast, we talk about disruptive technologies in music, and bring together with 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 to see where the future may already have landed. Read More

Leadership: Gigi Johnson

Gigi Johnson, the UCLA Center for Music Innovation's Inaugural Director, explores how innovation changes social connections and human systems around music and with music. Dr. Johnson joined HASOM in 2010 to teach digital marketing and branding for musicians and for music organizations, and her class has grown to a core element of the Music Industry Minor. Read More

Leadership: Robert Fink

Dr. Robert Fink, the Center's Faculty Director, is a past chair of the UCLA Musicology department, and currently Chair of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Minor in the Music Industry. He also currently serves as President of the US Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US). His research focus is on music and culture after 1950, with special interests in the history and analysis of African-American popular music and the politics of contemporary art music. Read More

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