Are you passionate about music and technology? Consider going to a music hackathon where you can meet others that share your passion, learn about new music technologies, and build the future of music.
Upcoming Music Hacking Events
If you are interested in hacking on music, check out one of these upcoming music hacking events:
Fall 2013 Tufts Hackathon
October 25-26, Medford MA
A general hackathon, but in The Echo Nest’s backyard. We’ll be there showing off our stuff.
Monthly Music Hackathon NYC, October 2013
“Haunted Hackathon: Sound Art Installations at the Woolworth Building”
October 25 – 26, 2013
A hackathon focusing on building sound art installations. An assortment of sensors and other hardware will be provided.
Music Hack LA
October 26, 2013
Music Hack LA strives to build a sense of community amongst those who want to hack music and technology. By holding monthly music hackathons centered around innovating and disrupting current music trends, they hope to bridge the ever widening gap between music, technology and the user.
Music Hack Weekend.
Musicians, developers, artists, designers, composers, hardware tinkerers, and others hacking together projects exploring music. Join Sony Mobile, Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud, The Echo Nest and Neo4j on the weekend of November 1st-3rd for a music hackathon at Minc Malmö, Sweden. Hosting provided by Minc. Grand prize is 5,000 sek.
Music Hack Day Boston
Music Hack day returns to Boston for the 5th time. One of the largest Music Hack Days on the planet.
Music Hack Day Helsinki
November 15th, 17th
Music Hack Day Helsinki will take place right after Slush and right before Global Entrepreneurship Week on 15th to 17th November. There’s incredible international attention on the tech and startup scene of the region during the time. MHD Helsinki is a great opportunity to have a piece of the action.
Music Hack Day London
December 7th, 8th (official)
Music Hack Day returns to where it all began
Music Hack Day Los Angeles
Late January (rumored)
First Music Hack Day LA is rumored for late January, because there’s no other interesting music-related events in LA during late January.
Midem Music Hack Day
Early February 2014 (rumored)
MIDEM has traditionally hosted a Music Hack Day
Music Hack Day San Francisco
February 2014 (rumored)
Rumors of a 5th San Franciso Music Hack Day in February
Music Hack Day Tokyo
February 2014 (rumored)
There are rumors of a Music Hack Day coming to Tokyo in February.
Music Tech Fest London
Ravensbourne University, London
Music Tech Fest is an annual three day event in London which consists of rapid-fire presentations, performances, and panels from artists, researchers, and entrepreneurs, plus a hackathon. This is the third year they’re doing it. There are rumors of a New England version being planned as well.
This is an annual experimental music festival. They might have a music hackathon and workshops on music hacking tools.
If you know of any music, art or culture hackathons that you think should be on this list, please let me know by adding a comment here. Special thanks to Jonathan Marmor for providing lots of upcoming event info.