World Music Hackathon

1501 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4
1501 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

starts on:
May 25, 2018, 07:01 PM ()
ends on:
Jul 11, 2018, 06:59 AM ()



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Music is the universal language of mankind. A great uniter. It’s astonishing how music can connect souls, overcome barriers and bring people closer. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on anything and everything can have in common.

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

Your ideas can connect the artist with his or her audience, on- and offline, real-time or over time. Your ideas will lead the way to find new ways in reinventing and reengineering music for the digital age.

We wish to bring together creative developer, designers, musicians, and product visionaries to test ideas and create products with the potential to change the world of music.

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Enabling music for the disabled

For people with disabilities, technology has the potential to unlock unprecedented new possibilities. Create solutions for communication, navigation, and independence of disabled people while learning and creating music.


According to Woolley's introduction each year, it is estimated that 12.5 billion dollars are lost due to file sharing and music piracy, and 5 billion of that is profits lost from the music industry directly. Create solutions that can minimize and discourage music piracy.

Improving music recommendations

With the advent of technology, the glory of Radio DJs has passed, and musical gatekeepers have been replaced by personalized algorithms and unlimited streaming services.With listeners now interested in a very diverse genre of music, algorithms still struggle in key areas. Without enough historical data, how would an algorithm decide which songs to recommend to its existing or new users? Since content recommendation is at the heart of most subscription-based streaming platforms, a good recommendation system can vastly enhance user experience and increase user engagement.

Ease of learning and playing music

New innovations provide fun and creative ways to enhance the learning experience. Create apps and online tools that can ease the more unsavory aspects of learning an instrument through gamification and progress tracking which help the learner stay motivated.

Innovate (reengineering music for digital age)

Innovate solutions that can make a difference in the world of music. If your ideas do not fit into any of the aforementioned themes but can truly contribute to the world of music, submit them under open innovation.


Main Prizes
USD 500
First Runner-up
USD 300
Second Runner up
USD 200
Special Prizes
MTF Stockholm 2018 tickets

Each member of the winning team gets free tickets to MusicTechFest 2018 in Stockholm with a chance to present their project on the showcase stage.

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