About This Show
**We are on hiatus for the summer and look forward to starting up again in late August.** In this Innovating Music podcast, we talk about disruptive technologies in music. Hosted by Gigi Johnson and produced by the UCLA Center for Music Innovation at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, we bring together 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 here to see where the future may already have landed.
The host is Dr. Gigi Johnson, director of the UCLA Center for Music Innovation. The Center looks at how technology is impacting how we create, perform, distribute, and engage in music in our digital lives. It is housed at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Most Recent Episode
Life as a "Data Nerd" : Dancing with Music Data
Dae brings us his adventures from the start-up world. He shares his observations from living as a self-described "data nerd" while creating new business solutions in music tech as a "non-tech person." He talkes at length about data and issues like "choreography" between databases and companies, getting sets of data to "talk to each other." He calls out new tech areas of interest, and takes a quick look at blockchain as a possible new "container" of distributing data and artist funds. Our Guest: As a serial entrepreneur, Dae is the founder of music & artist marketing agency, Maven Promo, and co-founder of TuneRegistry, a next generation music rights and metadata management platform that enables independent artists to take control of the information surrounding their catalog. Dae has founded a number of music-related businesses, and has provided services and guidance to a portfolio of music tech and digital media start-up. As a writer and speaker, Dae covers topics surrounding music, tech, start-ups, digital media, and the DIY indie musician on music industry websites and blogs including Hypebot, CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog, and Indie On The Move.