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Music Tectonics

Feb 18, 2021

When tech tools let you play with a song’s component stems, the soundtrack of your life is no longer passive. In this episode, learn how Audionamix’s AI-powered source separation tools unbake the musical cake, pulling out crystal clear individual tracks long after the original multitrack recordings have disappeared. Ellie McNeil and Cory Sims of Audionamix sit down with Tristra Newyear Yeager to explore the evolution of audio isolation. They cover everything from the rise of karaoke in the 1970s, Audionamix’s role removing the roar of vuvuzelas from World Cup footage in 2010, their growth as the global leader in audio source separation, and the future when interactivity will be the norm. How do high quality stems unlock new revenue streams, both for new releases and back catalogue? What happens when fans get to look under the hood at what makes songs great? How should licensing change to support new uses of stems in games, user-generated video, education, and more? 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!