Innovating Music Podcast Episodes
Technology is continuing to expand and transform music and our human systems around it. The Innovating Music podcast, launched in 2017, launched to look at Innovation in Music from all sorts of angles and beliefs. It grew to looking at possible Futures in Music, both locally and globally. Some episodes were funny, some were deep in tech talk, and others were inspirational. Our Executive Director, Dr. Gigi Johnson, talked with start-ups, long-time industry leaders, new technology creators, artists, and others. Each episode shared how new technologies are transforming how we create, collaborate, and create communities around music in a connected age — in our home towns and in communities across the globe, plus in systems that connect these futures together.
Episodes included digital fireside chats with innovative guests on topics ranging from virtual reality, blockchain, and streaming to finding love, intractable problems, trust and relationships, and unanswered questions in innovation.
Future(s) of Music
in Los Angeles
Thanks to all who joined us for our Amplify Music in LA May 15 Conference at UCLA Charles E. Young Library and our Sept. 19 Amplify Music on the West Side Symposium with the Santa Monica Public Library and City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department
Why Music Innovation?
Tech transforms how we live, create, and work with music. At the UCLA Center for Music Innovation, we explored how technology changes music’s social connections and systems — which changes us and our relationships around music.
This Center focused not just on the “what” and “how” of Innovation around music, but also the “why?”, “why now?”, and “with what impact on which parties, separately and together?” from this system-wide disruption and rebuilding.
- Why are creative and social changes happening?
- How are these complex systems building and rebuilding?
- How do our diverse belief sets and hopes affect changes we embrace in music?
- How do we create together and separately based on these shifts?
- How can we understand how others are re-crafting the business and community around us? Are we taking active or passive roles? Can we take more active roles?
- How do these changes affect us as people? How and where we work? Our assumptions on creative tools? Our assumptions about how we consume and are changed by music? Our assumptions on how to study and teach it?
- How can we re-understand local music and global systems?
- How are shifts affecting music rippling through other sectors, changing how we experience—and expect to experience and create—culture and content? How might music be a Bellwether to other sectors?
- How is the power shifting around music? What changes can we make NOW that will change music in 5, 10, even 25 years?