Beatseeker is a podcast for people that love technology and music. We take a deep dive into the technologies changing how we discover and experience music. Each episode explores a new trend in the music technology revolution from the viewpoint of world renowned experts and the artists themselves. Want to be on the cutting edge of this revolution? Join hosts Matt McButter and Mike Weider as we uncover game-changing technologies with new episodes of Beatseeker dropping on Tuesdays.
Restore High Quality Audio to Your Digital Music
Tuesday 14 June 2022
: While it’s now easier than ever to access music over streaming platforms, what we gain in convenience we lose in audio quality. Orastream...
Thinking Twice About 'Cranking the Volume to 11', Safe Listening with the WHO’s Shelly Chadha
Tuesday 31 May 2022
: The iPhone was first introduced in 2007. This world changing product brought us some amazing benefits but it also created some issues....
Ticketing is Broken. Can it be Fixed?
Tuesday 24 May 2022
: It’s no secret that concert ticketing is a mess. Service fees are sky high, sophisticated bots scoop the best seats and resale prices on...
Next Level Vinyl Collecting with Vinylkey
Tuesday 17 May 2022
: One theory explaining the recent comeback in record collecting is that its a backlash against the digitization of music. There’s a new...
What Does Your Taste in Music Say About Who You Are?
Tuesday 10 May 2022
: In past episodes we’ve covered how music can impact our brain’s chemistry. In this episode we look at an area of research that explores...
The Eurovision Song Contest. Will the Formula Work in the USA?
Tuesday 03 May 2022
: The Eurovision Song Contest attracts over 180 million viewers and has been an annual event since 1956. Despite being such a huge success,...
The Evolution of Protest Music with James Sullivan
Tuesday 26 April 2022
: In 2022, Neil Young left Spotify to protest the platform’s support of podcaster Joe Rogan and his alleged misinformation about COVID,...
The Coming Explosion of Virtual Artists with Ian Simon of Spirit Bomb
Tuesday 19 April 2022
: Virtual artists have been around since the time of Alvin and the Chipmunks but have never really penetrated mainstream music. This could be...
Blurring the Lines between Music and the Metaverse with Inder Phull of Pixelynx
Tuesday 12 April 2022
: The role of music in video games has been constantly evolving. We started with background music in iconic games like Super Mario Bros, Zelda...
Radio Jingles: Where Did They Come From and Why Do They Work?
Tuesday 05 April 2022
: We can all remember a radio or TV jingle that's stuck in our heads. The first music jingle aired almost 100 years ago and since then...
SoundCloud’s Fan-Powered Royalties with Drea Jackson
Tuesday 29 March 2022
: Streaming platforms have given us the gift of cheap, easy access to any song in the world but they have also attracted criticism from indie...
Why do Songs Stick in Our Heads. The Fascinating Link Between Music and Memory
Tuesday 22 March 2022
: Have you ever wondered why certain songs get stuck in your head or why certain memories are triggered when listening to music? In this...
I, Audius! Will Web3 Conquer the Music Industry? The Audius Story.
Tuesday 15 March 2022
: When most people hear about crypto or blockchains, they probably think it’s all about Bitcoin. Turns out there’s much more to it. Audius...
How to Catalog Your Vinyl Collection like a Boss with Jeffrey Smith of Discogs
Tuesday 08 March 2022
: You probably know by now that Vinyl is making a comeback. Record sales have been growing like crazy for the past 10 years. But even before...
New Musical Instruments That Anyone Can Play, with Artiphon’s Mike Butera
Tuesday 01 March 2022
: It’s not everyday that you hear about a brand new instrument. Today we’re joined by Mike Butera, CEO of Artiphon. Artiphon is developing...
Beyond the Merch Table with Terrible* Group’s Tersha Willis
Tuesday 22 February 2022
: Music fans love their merch. How else do people know all the cool music you like if you’re not wearing the shirt? Merch has long been a...
The Promise of Web3 for Music is a Revelation with Revelator’s Bruno Guez
Tuesday 15 February 2022
: Web3, or what many think of as ‘crypto’ was a major story in 2021 and is continuing to develop in 2022, but web3 is much more than just...
How are Smart Veteran Artists like Method Man Using NFTs? with John and Alison of TuneGO
Tuesday 08 February 2022
: Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs took the world by storm in 2021 turning digital art into digital gold. NFTs could be an important new revenue...
Fan Clubs Then and Now with Kevin Brown of FanCircles
Tuesday 01 February 2022
: Listeners connect with the artists on many different levels. Some are casual listeners, others might attend a concert or two and superfans...
Disrupting the Music Labels with SyncFloor’s Kirt Debique
Tuesday 25 January 2022
: Music labels were once the gatekeepers of the music industry, handling every part of the music production and distribution process. Now this...
The Best Song No One Wrote with International AI Song Contest Winner Jon Gillick
Tuesday 18 January 2022
: In the epic 1968 Stanley Kubrick sci-fi film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, Hal, an artificial intelligence sings a song called Daisy Bell...
Shazam on Steroids. Going Deeper into Music with Deepr’s Austin Webster
Tuesday 11 January 2022
: Who wrote that song? What’s that sample? When music went digital, listeners lost the liner notes along with the ability to easily discover...
2021 Music Tech Roundup with Music Tectonics’ Tristra Newyear Yaeger and Dmitri Vietze
Tuesday 04 January 2022
: What were the biggest stories in music tech from 2021 and what might we see in the coming year? In today’s episode we recap the top trends...
Can Music Make You Better at Sports? with Professor Costas Karageorghis
Tuesday 28 December 2021
: Have you ever listened to music while exercising? You were probably just trying to make it more enjoyable or pass the time more quickly....
New Music from Nirvana? The Lost Tapes of the 27 Club with Ace Piva
Tuesday 21 December 2021
: In this episode Ace Piva joins us from Brantford, Ontario. He is creator of the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club, which uses artificial...