Canadian Music Week (CMW) has announced the first annual CMW Hackathon taking place May 8 – 9, 2018 at Brainsights in Toronto.
As part of the Tech and Innovation Summit, the CMW Hackathon shines a spotlight on engineering minds – developers, designers, and makers – competing to create innovative tech solutions to challenges within the Canadian music business.
The CMW Hackathon will give participants 24 hours of work, innovation, and networking. Each team is required to propose answers to specific problems in the industry in order to move the Canadian music industry forward.
Attendees pitch their ideas to the conference before joining the competition using the Muzooka API. Each team will be asked to create a prototype under a time deadline. Competitors will be judged by Jay Rosenzweig, CEO of Rosensweig & Co., Jodi Kovitz, Founder & CEO of #MoveTheDial, Greg Nisbet, CEO of RadioMogul by MEDIAZOIC, David Dufresne, Partner at Panache Ventures, Roger Chabra, CIO of TribalScale and Shawn Wilson, CEO of Muzooka.
“Since Muzooka is already providing all the artist assets for CMW 2018, using their API was a perfect fit for our Hackathon competition,” says David Hazan, Head of International Partnerships at CMW.
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK HACKATHON
May 8 – 9, 2018
Brainsights – 70 Peter Street, Toronto, Ontario
Interested hackers can sign up to participate here: CMWHackathon.com
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I’ve been involved in music my whole life and have developed a passion for helping out or working in the industry any way I can. I’m interested in helping talented artists gain the recognition they deserve in this crazy business. I am currently studying Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, and working at a local theatre doing marketing and communications, as well as helping out a local festival called Rock the Coliseum. Indie, alt-rock/pop, and metal are my favourites but I’m open to all music genres! If I’m not at a show, I’m doing yoga, grabbing coffee, or looking for some craft beer.