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Music Tectonics

Apr 17, 2020

What happens when your concert matchmaking platform comes to a screeching halt thanks to social distancing? Side Door co-founder Laura Simpson joins host Dmitri Vietze to talk about how the pandemic's crisis is leading to a new type of ticketed yet intimate performance. Laura talks about how she does not think artists should be forced to play for free, and the types of reactions they are seeing from fans who have bought a ticket. Because they use Zoom for their live streamed concerts from home, she also talks about what it means to be able to see the faces of your fans when you perform; people holding children on their laps, or holding up handwritten signs. Listen in to see how one music tech startup's pivot is unfolding in real time and still creating community and opportunities for performers.

The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Visit to learn more, and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Let us know what you think!