Associate Member Spotlight: Rock Paper Scissors, Inc.

The Music Tectonics Conference returns to the Los Angeles area October 25-27, 2022, gathering innovators in music and tech across industry boundaries. The first 25 to register get an extra discount!

Written by Rock Paper Scissors, Inc.


After riding the waves of pandemic change, A2IM member Rock Paper Scissors, Inc. is bringing the fourth annual Music Tectonics conference back with an all-in-person format to the Los Angeles area. On October 25-27, 2022, Music Tectonics will gather innovators in music and tech across industry boundaries to share ideas and get business done .


Early Bird tickets are on sale now for $249. The first 25 to register will get a Super Early Bird rate at $199!


Your ticket gets you access to three days of meeting, connecting, and sharing ideas unlike any other industry conference:

October 25 – The Carousel at Santa Monica Pier
  • Demos by fresh music tech startups at the Startup Carousel
  • Open-air opening party.


October 26 – Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
  • Panels, keynote, exhibitor hall
  • The final round of pitches in the Swimming with Narwhals Music Tech Startup Competition
  • End-of-day reception

October 27 – Expert Dojo at Santa Monica Place
  • “Music Tech Dojo” follow-up meetings and networking

The three Santa Monica venues are within easy walking distance, and their unique vibes give each conference day a different focus. The mix of venues reflects Music Tectonics mission to energize the conference experience with a sense of fun and community.


Pascal Pilon, CEO of A2IM member LANDR, calls Music Tectonics “the best music tech event of the year” and has returned as a top-tier Supernova sponsor. See the conference website to learn about remaining sponsorship opportunities.


The 2022 Music Tectonics Conference is designed to unite music innovators of all stripes: startups, major labels, indie labels, streaming services, distributors, social media platforms, investors, accelerators, legal experts, live event execs, gear makers, music software developers, consultants—in short, everyone who works where music and tech meet.

Music Tectonics’ past participants include thought leaders from Spotify, Bose, Pandora, YouTube, Google, TikTok, BeatSaber, Instagram, Facebook, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, BMG, Twitch, Reddit, Raised In Space, Union Square Ventures, Marcy Ventures Partners, Plus8 Equity Partners, Capitol Records, Atlantic Records, TechStars Music, Audius, Pixelynx, Concord Music, FUGA, 4AD, Secretly Canadian, Run the Jewels, Peloton, BeatStars, Sonos, Seven20, Cameo, Patreon, and AEG.

Register or sign up for the mailing list at, and you’ll get regular updates on conference programming.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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