@ Cannes, France
Music Hack Day - Cannes
Music Hack Day Cannes will be held at the Palais des Festivals on the 23rd and 24th of January, 2011 Due to the extremely limited space, Cannes Midem Hack Day is an invitation only event.
Music Hack Day has been a great way to demonstrate the creativity and innovation around music that comes from the tech community. The past eighteen months have seen ten Music Hack Day events take place. Starting in London, it has spread across the world to Berlin, Amsterdam, Boston, Stockholm, San Francisco and Barcelona. It’s been exciting to watch around 1500 participants taking part, building 250 hacks and with over 75 music and tech companies’ involvement.
However, despite the continued success of Music Hack Day, there are still many within the music industry who aren’t quite sure what it is, and more importantly how it might relate to their business. We’re hoping to bridge that gap by giving the attendees at MIDEM a small taste of what happens at a normal Music Hack Day. To do this we are working with MIDEM to organise a MIDEM Hack Day in Cannes for twenty four hours on January 23 & 24.
It’s important to note that this won’t be a normal Music Hack Day, which are usually held separately to any other events, as well as being completely open and free to attend. But it will very much held in the spirit of it Music Hack Day. And is hopefully a great way to showcase to a MIDEM audience what is possible when you bring the worlds of developers, APIs and music together. MIDEM has already embraced new music startups through the development of the MidemNet Lab and MIDEM Hack Day is a great addition to this.
Whilst everyone treads the floors of the busy conference, 20 or so music hackers from a range of disciplines and companies will be elsewhere in the Palais, getting together to build some compelling new music apps in just 24 hours. These new apps will be unveiled and demonstrated at the end of the MIDEM Hack Day and will also be accompanied by two other sessions to give the opportunity for MIDEM delegates to come along and find out more about what Music Hack Day is and why we do it.
Read Dave's blog post: Announcing MIDEM Hack Day
- Dan Kantor: Founder at ExtensionFM
- Eric Wahlforss: Founder/CTO at SoundCloud
- Martyn Davies: Product Innovation Manager at Universal Music Group
- Filip Denker: Product Manager - 7Digital - API & Developer Community
- Michael Schieben: Creative code one of Two Antennas.
- Amelie Anglade: PhD student in the Centre for Digital Music Queen Mary, University of London (@utstikkar)
- Ben Fields: Post-Graduate Student at Goldsmiths College, University of London (@alsothings)
- Oscar Celma: Chief Innovation Officer at BMAT (@ocelma)
- Matt Ogle: Former web head at Last.fm (@flaneur)
- Hannah Donovan: Creative Director, Last.fm (@Han)
- Thomas Bonte: Co-Founder & CEO MuseScore.com (@thomasbonte)
- Jorge Garcia: Master student at the Music Technology Groupof the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Audio specialist freelancer
- Johan Uhle: SoundCloud (@freenerd)
- James Coglan: Developer at Songkick.com (@)
- Gideon Bulloc: Design Director at Songkick.com (gideonb)
- Joris zaalberg: Owner and designer at studiozaalberg (@)
- Paul Lamere: Director Developer Platform / The Echo Nest (@plamere)
- Francesco Delfino / MusixMatch