If you are heading to Amsterdam next week for the Amsterdam Dance Event, you may want to check out the Music & Bits pre-conference. This year Music & Bits is hosting two tracks: a traditional conference-style track with thought leaders from the Music 2.0 space, and a mini-Music Hackday where developers can gather to hack on music APIs to build new and interesting apps.
The Echo Nest will be represented by founder and CTO Brian Whitman. He’ll be giving a keynote talk about the next generation of music search and discovery platform and how these platforms can recommend music or organize your catalog automatically by listening to it, predict which countries to launch your band’s next tour or even help you build synthesizers that play from the entire world of music. It looks to be a really cool talk during a really interesting conference. Wish I were there.
This video from last year gives a taste of what Music & Bits is like: