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Thursday, August 01, 2019

Technology innovation in music | Computer Weekly - TechTarget

In this week’s Computer Weekly, we visit the first hackathon at Abbey Road Studios, once home to The Beatles, to find out how tech startups hope to revolutionise music creation.

Photo: Abbey Road Studios.

Music studio hosts hackathon event to foster innovation at a more grassroots level. Sebastian Klovig Skelton reports.

The  world-famous  Abbey  Road  Studios,  where  many  of  The  Beatles’  most  popular  songs  were  recorded,  is  look-ing  to  support  music  innovation  through  technology,  and  recently held its first hackathon event.

The studio runs a musictech incubation programme called Abbey Road Red. The hackathon in November 2018 gathered 100 participants to explore new ways of using technology to create and consume music. The participants – comprised of program-mers, technologists, developers and music producers – were given a number of questions to guide their creations, including “How will artists create music in 2030?” and “Can you play or create music using emotions to trigger different sounds, sam-ples, parameters or effects?”. 

The teams were supported by Abbey Road engineers and judged by an industry panel made up of judges from Universal Music Group and Abbey Road Studios itself, as well as Microsoft and Miquido, the event’s official partners. Participants had 24 hours to develop their ideas, after which the best two were awarded prizes from the partners.
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Source:  Computer Weekly - TechTarget