We find that music is a social glue. The Music Tech Fest community brings together a wide range of skills and interests.


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If you are a hacker, creative developer, musician interested in developing new tech for your performance, a compulsive tinkerer, or simply just like making things, contact #MTFHacks hacks@musictechfest.net

If you’ve developed a technologically enhanced performance, built some great gear you want to demo, have knowledge or skills you’d like to share by collaborating with musicians and techies, or simply like jumping onto the stage, contact #MTFStage stage@musictechfest.net

If you’re a creative thinker with ideas on how to transform the space of media and technology, work with gaming, film, video, or digital, use sound in installation, architecture, product or fashion, or just use music as inspiration for your art, contact #MTFCreative creative@musictechfest.net

If you’re a budding young inventor, programmer or instrument maker, or want to learn how to build noise-making machines, contact #MTFSparks sparks@musictechfest.net

If you’re a parent or educator, and like to instil in kids the enthusiasm for technology and creativity, contact #MTFKids kids@musictechfest.net

If you are a researcher, academic, theorist or policy maker who can provide insights into the relationships between humans, music and technology, contact #MTFResearch research@musictechfest.net

If you are interested in investing in the ideas coming out of this community, contact #MTFund, fund@musictechfest.net

Our labs are by invitation only. To register interest for the #MTFLabs contact mtflabs@musictechfest.net


For press enquiries contact press@musictechfest.net

For sponsorships contact sponsor@musictechfest.net

Photo: Jemimah Knight

Here are some of the heroes who have helped us build this ecosystem over the past 5 years:

Jason Singh, Adam John Williams, Matt Black-Coldcut, Eska, Graham Massey, Emika, Nitin Sawhney, Reeps One, Viktoria Modesta, Martyn Ware, Laura Kriefman, Ezra, Grace Savage, Shlomo, Synthestruct, Crewdson, LJ Rich, Jamie Cullum, Scanner, Tim Exile, Mørk, Ross Flight, Leafcutter John

Ninja Tune, Warp, Soundcloud, RJDJ, The Echo Nest, Spotify, Last.fm, Shazam, Mixcloud, MusicBrainz, Musimap, B3 Media, Drake Music

Reactable, Alphasphere, Ableton, Native, ROLI, Izotope, FXpansion, Teenage Engineering, Toontrack, Serato, Soundation, Bare Conductive, Jays, Dizzy Jam, Grain Audio, Ultrasonic

element14, RS Components, Makey Makey, London Music Hackspace, Music Tech Meetup, Monthly Music Hackathon, Innovation Warehouse

The BBC, Abbey Road, Warner Music, EMI, RCA Records, London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, WIRED, MTV, Stephen Fry/Penguin, Realta Films, Rebel Uncut, Riff Raff Films

Sonos, Volvo, Philips, Microsoft Research, Cisco, Swedbank, Red Bull

EU Commission, British Council, Slovenian Ministry of Culture, Cankarjev Dom, MSUM, Umeå Kommun, Region Västerbotten, Uminova, Ume.net, Guitars Museum, NZ Music Commission, Sounds Aotearoa, Sound and Music, Redstar Union, Factory Berlin

MTG, IRCAM, C4DM, Fraunhofer, BCU, MIT Media Lab, Harvard Music Minds, Berklee College of Music, McGill, Goldsmiths, Umeå University, Royal College of Art

...and an ever growing list of music tech startups with great ideas on how to reinvent this space.

The Music Tech Fest evolved from the ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE OF MUSIC TECH.

The Music Tech Fest soundtrack is growing courtesy of those great guys at Soundcloud.

Every network should have a soundtrack.