HACKATHON

PARTICIPATING SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO:

  • Catalog of 40,000 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 soon to be announced


API CHALLENGES

 Checkout our Gitbook Guide for API resources and thought starters. Our category challenges for November are below but all ideas at the intersection of music-tech are fair game!

  • UMG Challenge: We’ll be hosting a number of Artist specific challenges. Details to Come. If you’re interested, be sure to opt in with any ideas you have around fan engagement tools!

  • Bose AR Challenge: Design and develop an immersive mobile music experience built for Bose AR

  • Music on the Move Challenge, Presented by SDL & FordDev: How can APIs evolve music listening in the car to become an immersive lifestyle that delivers just-in-time content, personalized experiences, and connect fans with all aspects of their favorite artists?

    Today, one feature of SDL APIs is to enable streaming music from favorites such as iHeartRadio and Pandora in millions of vehicles around the world.

    The SDL Music on the Move challenge wants to see how our innovative developer community can take advantage of the unique opportunity cars offer. Not just bringing music into the car...but the ability to actually bring fans to the music!  By connecting with additional API providers or your own platform, how can you deliver compelling 360 artist experiences, navigate listeners to artist events, drive merchandise sales, and more!

    Apply for your seat and chance to win $10,000 cash PLUS 20-hours of remote support for continued integration of the winning app.

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.