Hosted by the Capitol360 Innovation Center, Capitol Royale is a creativity and innovation marathon to be held at the historic Capitol Records Tower in the heart of Hollywood.

Streaming live for two days on Twitch, the event features a hackathon, a partner expo, startup demos, guest speakers, a gaming activation, artist performances, and other activities at the intersection of music, technology, and culture.

Music Hackathon

On the back of the first ever major label-sponsored hackathon in June, the Capitol360 Innovation Center is hosting a second challenge to incubate products and services that reimagine music consumption and discovery.

Participating software developers will have access to:

  • Catalog of 14,000 Universal Music Group and Universal Music Publishing Group pre-cleared audio streaming tracks

  • Never before-seen, original content and archival assets

  • Office hours with artists & the creative community

  • Mentorship from veteran industry leaders and Universal Music Group’s technology partners

  • Access to APIs from our hackathon partners including Consensys, Cloudinary, Spotify, TiVo, 7digital, and Qloo

  • An exclusive Twitch Challenge: Build interactive experience with music, gaming and live streaming with Twitch Extensions

  • An exclusive 5G challenge presented by Verizon 5G Labs


To apply, submit your project proposal by Nov 20th. The top ideas will be selected to attend our in-person hackathon on Dec 1-2. The top five teams selected as finalists for the Verizon 5G challenge will be required to spend an additional day prior, Nov 30, at RYOT’s 5G Lab. 

If you’re interested in learning more, or want to connect with potential teammates / participants, like our Capitol360 page, join the Capitol360 Hackers Facebook group, and checkout our thoughts starters, challenges, and API resources.



Capitol Royale features curated, one-on-one pitch sessions between selected startups and corporate venture capital and innovation executives from participating companies to discuss potential customer relationships, strategic partnerships and, if appropriate, investment opportunities.

Startups must apply, and one-on-one pitch sessions are scheduled based upon mutual interest. Most selected startups will be paired with multiple corporations for a one-on-one pitch. Participation and conference registration is completely free for selected startups, and all startup track applicants will receive complimentary conference registration.

application deadline is october 29, 2018

This ticket includes full access to lunch, happy hour and all conference programming on December 1st - 2nd, 2018.

Interested in learning more? Read answers to some frequently asked questions.

Live Gaming Activation

Capitol Royale will stream live on Twitch for the duration of the conference.

StreamItForward (Powered by Twitch) is a charity gaming marathon that benefits’s I.Am.Angel Foundation. The event will feature some of the brightest stars in both music and gaming for 24 hours starting 9pm Dec 1st and ending at 9pm Dec 2nd. It will be streamed at Proceeds go towards the creation of STEM and robotics programs for youth in East Los Angeles.

360 Stage





Celebration of the gBETA Musictech’s (a joint partnership between nationally ranked accelerator gener8tor and Capitol Music Group) inaugural class of startups focused on music technology. Learn more about gBETA Musictech here.


Demo Fair and Finalist Pitches for Hackathon participants

The conference highlights innovations disrupting the music industry, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies will reinvent the industry. Including a partner expo, mentor fair, Startup Garden, demo fair, talks, and panels with special guests from music and tech.