The Amsterdam Music Hack Day is a full weekend of hacking in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it's music related.
As Youtify is a side-project worked on by me and Kalle outside of our day jobs, code sprints like this is important to get larger pieces of work done. We got about 90 % done with what the next version of Youtify to be, so more info will come soon!
Some interesting companies we met on the Music Hack Day:
- Our friends at Official.fm who recently helped us out with a backend for playing music from their service. This time they were working on a web based Singstar clone, but got sidetracked adding support for multiple microphone input devices to Webkit.
- Zvooq The secret music player from Russia. We don't know much about them yet but they seem to have an interesting take on the music industry and a nice project going on. The hack for this weekend was a project called FriendWave that helps you find new music through your friends on Facebook.
- Music Kickstarter A record label with unusually sane thoughts on the future of the music industry.
Of course the big players such as Spotify, SoundCloud, Last.fm etc were there and did a cool job of sponsoring the event with wifi, red bull and pizza. Thanks everyone for a great event!