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#MTF Podcast

#MTF Podcast

Kirsty Almeida – The Meaning of Magic

Kirsty Almeida – The Meaning of Magic

Singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Kirsty Almeida is returning to releasing music after a long hiatus to re-evaluate life, become a parent and work on other creative pursuits. She talks about her past experience with major record labels as well as her fascination with parlour guitars from the 1800s and the magic embedded within them.

Matthias Strobel – Music Tech Germany

Matthias Strobel – Music Tech Germany

Matthias Strobel is the founder and president of Music Tech Germany. In this week’s podcast he tells his personal story of success and failure in the music tech startup world and explains where the whole sector is heading and what it needs most right now.

Jeni Oliver – The Place of Creativity

Jeni Oliver – The Place of Creativity

Jeni Oliver is the Creative Industries Development Manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise in Scotland. Jeni nurtures and supports businesses from handcrafters to games developers and connects them with the world. She spoke to MTF Director Andrew Dubber at XPONorth in Inverness about the importance of place in the creative sector and in innovation – as well as why these sorts of creative businesses are now at the forefront of innovation for all of industry.

Christian Guttmann – Explaining AI

Christian Guttmann – Explaining AI

Christian Guttmann is the founder of the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, an adjunct and associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, and adjunct researcher at the Karolinska Institute. He’s an entrepreneur who has founded several AI...

Paul D. Miller – DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller – DJ Spooky

Paul D. Miller is a philosopher, avant-garde artist, author, composer, multimedia producer and turntablist. He's also released albums and toured internationally as DJ Spooky - that subliminal kid. He's currently putting the finishing touches on an upcoming album based...

Helen Leigh – Crafty Tech

Helen Leigh – Crafty Tech

Helen Leigh brings together craft, creativity and technology and makes it accessible to anyone - and particularly to children. She's the author of The Crafty Kids Guide to DIY Electronics and the founder of Do It Kits. She was one of the MTF Labs leaders at MTF...

Daniel Haver – Native Instruments

Daniel Haver – Native Instruments

Daniel Haver has taken Native Instruments from 6 to 600 people over the past two decades. He joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber for an in-depth conversation about his personal journey as well as his philosophies of business leadership, music technology and life in...

Ann Hiatt – Organising Google

Ann Hiatt – Organising Google

Ann Hiatt spent the past 15 years as the right hand and organising force of the number one people at Amazon and Google. Today she's a board member and advisor to Silicon Valley tech companies, sharing the invaluable business insight she accrued working closely with...

Björn Ulvaeus – One of the Bs

Björn Ulvaeus – One of the Bs

Björn Ulvaeus is well known as one of the Bs in ABBA. He's also a music technology investor and partner in Auddly, an end-to-end music rights application and tool for managing songwriting splits. He talked to MTF Director Andrew Dubber about his career, music...

Ching-Ching Chen – Capitol Gains

Ching-Ching Chen – Capitol Gains

Ching-Ching Chen is the Vice President of Business Development for Capitol Records. She was at SXSW to support the hackathon there and identify new opportunities for Capitol Records to partner with new ideas for the future. MTF Director Andrew Dubber sat...

Scott Cohen – Leaving the Orchard

Scott Cohen – Leaving the Orchard

Scott Cohen is the co-founder of digital distribution company The Orchard. He joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber at a music industry event in Manchester for a conversation about his journey - from a back room behind an umbrella shop way before there was a...

Jeremy Morris – Keeper of the Podcasts

Jeremy Morris – Keeper of the Podcasts

Jeremy Morris is a professor in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches classes on the history of the Internet and on Podcasting. He focuses on new media used in everyday life and what’s happened to the music industry...

Nancy Baym – Playing to the Crowd

Nancy Baym – Playing to the Crowd

Nancy Baym is a pioneer of internet research. She was a member of the founding board and former president of the Association of Internet Researchers and is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge MA, where she studies how people, audiences...

Susanne Fuglsang – Innovation Catalyst

Susanne Fuglsang – Innovation Catalyst

Susanne Fuglsang is Innovation Catalyst and COO at Innovation Pioneers in Stockholm. She joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber to discuss innovation and interdisciplinarity - not just as nebulous concepts and buzzwords, but as a set of concrete steps and tools...

Adam Scrimshire – World’s First T-jay

Adam Scrimshire – World’s First T-jay

Adam Scrimshire is a London-based composer, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and DJ. He's released 3 albums as Scrimshire, as well as a lot of disco and funk “edits” and several EPs. He's produced, mixed and been A&R for several albums,...

Dr Kelly Snook – Concordia

Dr Kelly Snook – Concordia

Kelly Snook joined us as our Woman in the Lead of the 24-hour Creative Labs at MTF Stockholm, and we couldn't have picked a better person for the job. She's a music producer, engineer, instrument inventor, and former NASA researcher - literally a rocket...

Aly Gillani – Sticking Labels on Bandcamp

Aly Gillani – Sticking Labels on Bandcamp

Aly Gillani is the co-founder of First Word Records - an independent UK label focusing on the intersections between Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul. He's also the UK and Europe label rep for Bandcamp. He joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber on stage in the Jazziz...

Anette Novak – Media Literacy

Anette Novak – Media Literacy

Anette Novak is the Director General of the Swedish Media Council - the governmental agency in charge of empowering children and youth to navigate an increasingly complex media landscape - both online and off. That organisation's role says a lot, not only...

Marcus O’Dair – Distributed Creativity

Marcus O’Dair – Distributed Creativity

Marcus O'Dair is an author, researcher, academic, music manager, consultant, broadcaster and an accomplished musician. He's recently taken a position as Associate Dean, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise at the University of the Arts in London. Before that,...

The Splice Trackathon™ at #MTFStockholm 2018

The Splice Trackathon™ at #MTFStockholm 2018

Music Tech Fest Stockholm featured the Splice Trackathon™ - a 24 hour challenge to create a new song using a Splice.com sample pack curated by our Woman in the Lead of music production, UK producer Femme. The producers responded to Femme's challenge to...

Graham Massey – Musical Pioneer

Graham Massey – Musical Pioneer

A very special extended interview with electronic music pioneer Graham Massey, best known for 808 State, and whose credits include producing and co-writing with Björk, remixing a who's who of contemporary music and film soundtracks including It's All Gone...

Nebojša Stanojević – Synergy Moon

Nebojša Stanojević – Synergy Moon

While sailing solo around the world Nebojša Stanojević decided to swap his 'ship' for a 'space ship'. He assembled a consortium that became one of 5 finalists for the Google Lunar XPRIZE for landing a robot on the surface of the Moon. He spoke to Andy...

Anne Dvinge: Amplified Togetherness

Anne Dvinge: Amplified Togetherness

Anne Dvinge is, as she describes herself, a lapsed academic, music geek, entrepreneur, dog owner and bionic woman… in no specific order. At #MTF Stockholm, she spoke to Frida Almgren about how her research into the social contexts of live music venues led...

D.D. Jackson: Music for Media

D.D. Jackson: Music for Media

D.D. Jackson is a pioneering pianist, composer and arranger. He's released a dozen acclaimed and award-winning albums, written extensively for Down Beat magazine, composed soundtracks and collaborated with a who's who of jazz and popular music. He's also a...

Peter Jenner: 50 Years

Peter Jenner: 50 Years

In this MTF Podcast, Ottiliana Rolandsson meets legendary music manager Peter Jenner and reflects on half a century with iconic artists, developing outdoor concerts in London parks - the spirit of rock 'n' roll - and data management. "When I've become...

Danica Kragic: Robotics and AI

Danica Kragic: Robotics and AI

In this MTF Podcast, Reuters journalist Jamillah Knowles interviews Danica Kragic, Professor of Robotics at the School of Computer Science and Communication at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Danica brings a unique perspective to innovation process, and...

Jan Bang: Live Sampling

Jan Bang: Live Sampling

In this MTF Podcast, festival director Andrew Dubber interviews Jan Bang. Jan is an artist whose music is crafted from the sound created by his fellow musicians. Starting with an empty hard drive in a live context, he uses a sampler to construct an open...

Matilda George: 5G Innovation

Matilda George: 5G Innovation

In this week's MTF Podcast, Reuters journalist Jamillah Knowles sits down with #MTF Stockholm's Woman In The Lead of Industry Innovation, Matilda George of Ericsson One - to talk about 5G technologies, the MusiConnect hyper-low latency music project, and...

Martine-Nicole Rojina: Moonbounce

Martine-Nicole Rojina: Moonbounce

In this week's MTF Podcast, Reuters journalist Jamillah Knowles interviews Martine-Nicole Rojina - a multimedia artist who uses one of the world’s first radio astronomy antennas to bounce the human voice and classical music instruments live from the...

Stephan Plank: The Potential of Noise

Stephan Plank: The Potential of Noise

This week's MTF Podcast delves into the memories of film maker Stephan Plank, who grew up around Kraftwerk, Neu, Ultravox, Devo, Eurythmics and more, as they recorded their classic albums in his father's studio. He's interviewed by MTF founder Michela...

LJ Rich: Synaesthesia and Music Genres

LJ Rich: Synaesthesia and Music Genres

The first MTF Podcast asks the question "what does ABBA taste like?". BBC television presenter, music hacker and synaesthete LJ Rich welcomes us into her world of interconnected senses, where music has flavour. Sitting at the piano in front of a live...

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