About Music HackDay

The challenge

Music is becoming more digital every day. And Music Hackday is the stage to experiment with its changes and develop ideas for the future of music.

Your challenge this time is to better connect the artist with his audience, on- and offline, realtime or over time.

Your ideas will lead the way!

the mission

Music Hackday is a 2-days event designed to find new ways in reinventing and reengineering music for the digital age. The hackathon will bring together creative developer, designers, musicians and product visionaries. Music Hackday is the perfect environment to test your ideas, to find a team and to launch your own project. Join us if you are an individual musician, developer, designer, non-technical or established hackathon team.

The Reward

The Music Hackday takes place in Berlin in July in a unique venue of music history. Awesome prizes, an international jury and the praise from hacker and music community are waiting. We are looking forward to your ideas to change music in the digital age.


Location & Venue

Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastraße 18, 12459 Berlin

--- Accomodation options ---

--- only very limited Parking Space is available ---
--- Public Transport: Use Tram 21 / Station Köpenicker Chaussee/Blockdammweg ---



API Introduction Workshops

13:00 ---

13:30 Universal Music

14:00 Fraunhofer

14:30 IBM Watson Beat

15:00 Resonate/BigChainDB

15:30 Musimap

16:00 Qwant Music

16:30 Juce / Roli

17:00 Sony Music

17:30 Native Instruments

18:00 Spotify

18:30 Axel Springer iPool



Native InstrumentS Equipment
worth 2500,- Euro
for the winning team

(supported by NI)


Sonos Play:1
for every team member*


Amazon Echo Dot
for every team member*

WTF Award

Karaoke Machine
for every team member*


Fraunhofer - Swag Pack for every team member* and 150,- Euro Amazon Voucher

IBM Watson Beat - 3 months Bluemix voucher and Watson Swag for every team member*

Juce / Roli - one Developer kit for every team member*

Musimap - 500 €

native Instruments - One favorite gear from a selection of NI hard- and software for every team member*

Qwant - 100€ Amazon Voucher for every team member*

resonate - 25 Euro Streaming/DOwnload Credit
for every team member*

Sony Music - Sony MDR 1000x Headphones for every Team member*

Spotify - One Year Spotify Premium for every team member*

Universal Music - Ticket for one Concert of a Universal Music Artist of choice
for every team member*

*teams can consists of up to 5 members


Steinunn Arnardottir
Head of Software Development | Collaborations
Native Instruments

 Steffen Holly
Head of Business Unit
Media Management & Delivery
Fraunhofer IDMT

Dr. Ulrich Schmitz
Axel Springer Digital Ventures



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