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Monday, March 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Love, Music & APIs

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In the old days it was DJs, A&R folks, labels and record store owners that were the gatekeepers to music. Today, we are seeing a new music gatekeeper emerge... the developer. Using open APIs, developers are creating new apps that change how people explore, discover, create and interact with music. But developers can't do it alone. They need data like gig listings, lyrics, recommendation tools and, of course, music! And they need it from reliable, structured and legitimate sources. In this presentation we'll discuss and explore what is happening right now in the thriving music developer ecosystem. We'll describe some of the novel APIs that are making this happen and what sort of building blocks are being put into place from a variety of different sources. We'll demonstrate how companies within this ecosystem are working closely together in a spirit of co-operation. Each providing their own pieces to an expanding pool of resources from which developers can play, develop and create new music apps across different mediums - web, mobile, software and hardware. We'll highlight some of the next-generation of music apps that are being created in this thriving ecosystem. Finally we'll take a look at how music developers are coming together at events like Music Hack Day, where participants have just 24 hours to build the next generation of music apps. Someone once said, "APIs are the sex organs of software. Data is the DNA." If this is true, then Music Hack Days are orgies.
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Dave Haynes

VP Business DevSoundCloudDave Haynes is VP Business Development for SoundCloud, the leading audio platform that allows anyone to capture, record and share their sounds over the web. With over a decade’s experience in the music industry, Dave currently works at the forefront of the... Read More →
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Matthew Ogle

The Echo NestMatt is a Canadian music technologist based in London, UK. He helps application developers build great music products on top of The Echo Nest's music intelligence platform. Before joining the Nest, Matt spent almost six years at Last.fm, where he directed several major... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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