The challenge

Music is becoming more digital every day. And Music Hackday is the stage to experiment with its changes and develop ideas for the future of music. Your challenge this time is to better connect the artist with his audience, on- and offline, realtime or over time. Your ideas will lead the way!

the mission

Music Hackday is a 2-days event designed to find new ways in reinventing and reengineering music for the digital age. The hackathon will bring together creative developer, designers, musicians and product visionaries. Music Hackday is the perfect environment to test your ideas, to find a team and to launch your own project. Join us if you are an individual musician, developer, designer, non-technical or established hackathon team.

The Reward

The Music Hackday takes place in Berlin in July in a unique venue of music history. Awesome prizes, an international jury and the praise from hacker and music community are waiting. We are looking forward to your ideas to change music in the digital age.


Hackathon Sponsors


$14,575 in prizes

1st Prize - Native Instruments Equipment

shared in the winning team.

2nd Prize - Sonos Play:1 for every team member

up to five team members

3rd Prize - Amazon Echo Dot for every team member (2)

for up to 5 team members.

WTF-Award - Karaoke Machine for every team member.

for up to five team members

Fraunhofer - Swag Pack for every team member and 150,- Euro Amazon Voucher

up to 5 team members

Musimap - 500€ (2)

Native Instruments - One favorite gear from a selection of NI hard- and software for every team member*

up to 5 team members

Qwant - 100 Euro Amazon voucher for every team member

up to 5 team members

resonate - 25 Euro Streaming/Download Credit for every team member*

up to 5 team members

Sony Music - Sony MDR 1000x Headphones for every Team member* (4)

up to 5 team member

Spotify - One Year Spotify Premium for every team member*

up to 5 team members

Universal Music - Ticket for one Concert of a Universal Music Artist of choice for every team member*

up to 5 team members

IBM - Bluemix Voucher and Swag Pack

resonate - 25 Euro Streaming/Download Credit for every team member


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Steinunn Arnardottir

Steinunn Arnardottir
Native Instruments

Steffen Holly

Steffen Holly
Fraunhofer IDMT

Dr. Ulrich Schmitz

Dr. Ulrich Schmitz
Axel Springer Digital Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the application not only from a technical but also from a creative point of view a new approach and innovative for the music world?
  • Design
    Is the application polished, visually appealing, and easy to use?
  • Effective use of API
    Does the application take advantage of the unique functionality offered by the provided APIs?
  • Fusion
    The combined implementation of more than one APIs will boost your application score!
  • Music
    Does the solution have anything to do with music and the topic connecting the artist to the audience.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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