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Music Tectonics

Aug 29, 2019

Bob Boilen has a job many of us dream of: listening to and talking about music at NPR. A concert at his tiny desk is a dream gig for up and coming performers, and his long-running All Songs Considered show is the cornerstone of NPR Music. Bob sat down with his friend Dmitri Vietze to give his perspective on the technology of listening to, curating, and creating music. How does Bob manage the lifetime’s worth of new music he receives in a day? What does it take to catch his attention? How did the rise of All Songs Considered, NPR’s first online audio show, presage the podcast boom? What’s the one music tech innovation Bob yearns for? Learn what Bob’s favorite tools are for making music, and why he sees software engineers as his collaborators.

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 @MusicTectonics on twitter and facebook. What do you think? Connect with Dmitri Vietze on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.