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Music Tectonics

Feb 4, 2021

In the age of data, A&R is no longer a Dark Art. Find out how music industry veteran Travis Rosenblatt created Meddling to deliver indispensable data and tools, so the label executives who spot new musical talent aren’t operating on gut instinct alone. Travis gives occasional host Tristra Newyear Yeager his expert view on the shifting power dynamics between artists and labels, the pitfalls of betting on TikTok success, and where the new tastemakers are. Learn how Travis turned his own career obstacles into opportunities, and why operating Meddling as a “solopreneur” is the only option. Plus, get a peek at how Travis’s next project, Signal, is poised to streamline the rickety Rube Goldberg machine that is royalty collection, so rightsholders are first in line to get the money they’re owed. Listen for a chance to talk back and win one of host Dmitri Vietze’s favorite books! 

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!