Music Tech Fest is 50% Women

MTF Stockholm is the first multi-gender innovation event that puts women in the lead of every technology area and features 50% women right across the board. Music Tech Fest is the pioneering global festival of music ideas and a giant creative innovation laboratory...

Ginger Leigh

Ginger Leigh, aka Synthestruct, is an Interactive / Audiovisual Designer from Orlando, FL – joining us to lead the #MTFSpace at Music Tech Fest Stockholm.

MTF partners with KTH Innovation to seed new startups

One of the most important things at Music Tech Fest is that new projects and ideas that start at the festival can be supported and encouraged to go on and have a life beyond it. For that reason, we’ve partnered with KTH Innovation as part of the 24-hour Hack Camp at MTF Stockholm.

Prof Danica Kragic leads Robotics and AI at #MTFLabs

It’s hard to imagine someone who absolutely embodies the synthesis of cutting edge scientific research and human creative expression that we champion at Music Tech Fest more than the inspirational Professor Danica Kragic.

Symposium led by internet research pioneer Nancy Baym

On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of September, Music Tech Fest hosts the #MTFResearch Symposium in the stunning library at the heart of KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The brilliant Nancy Baym will be leading the symposium, giving the opening keynote and...

Creative Labs with NASA scientist / inventor Kelly Snook

Music technology: it’s not rocket science. So we decided to fix that. We’ve invited an actual rocket scientist to lead the 24-hour Creative Labs at MTF Stockholm: Music producer, engineer, instrument inventor, and former NASA researcher Professor Kelly Snook.

Fashion Tech pioneer joins women in the lead at MTF Stockholm

We’re thrilled to announce that the incredible Dutch Fashion Tech designer Anouk Wipprecht will join MTF Stockholm in September. Music Tech Fest is championing women in tech and features inspiring ‘arts-meet-science’ women at the forefront of all the different areas of the festival.

Girls explore tech with Tekla

Teklafestival, founded by Swedish recording artist Robyn, will be hosting unique technology workshops for girls as part of MTF Stockholm, in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Imogen Heap to lead labs and tech showcases at MTF

Grammy and Ivor Novello winning British artist and polymath Imogen Heap is the next in a series of inspirational ‘arts-meets-science’ Wonder Women who will be leading areas of the flagship Music Tech Fest (MTF) innovation festival in Stockholm…

Announcing #MTFStockholm

Music Tech Fest partner with KTH Royal Institute of Technology for #MTFStockholm 7-9 September 2018

The jawdropping moment at #MTFLabs Helsinki

Every time we assemble a diverse group of brilliant and talented people from the wider MTF community, something happens beyond even our high expectations. A jaw-dropping moment. We keep seeing it: not just a clever invention or a brilliant performance – those are a given – but a genuine breakthrough.

Blockchain AI and beyond

At our recent #MTFLabs: Industry Commons pilot at Slush in Helsinki, blockchain tech, intellectual property and the rights of creative innovators took centre stage – literally.

#MTFLabs in Helsinki – featuring Bela

We spent an amazing #MTFLabs week at the end of November with some of the most brilliant people you could imagine – most of whom had never met or worked together before, and yet managed to put together an incredible orchestrated performance in just a few days…

All innovation is social innovation

New technologies are often blamed for an array of societal problems including precarious employment, economic exclusion and social division. Innovations don’t just affect us as consumers, but as citizens. The reason for this is clear, but all too often overlooked: all technologies are human technologies.

New literacies in the physical internet

For the past five years, the MTF community has been exploring the intersection between music and innovation. It’s key to what we do at Music Tech Fest, and the innovation that comes out of this space often goes far beyond musical performance.

#MTFSparks at Wallifornia Music Tech

In Liège, we gathered 14 young people aged between 12 and 16 and spent the day with them building handmade musical instruments, software and devices.

Interview: Michela Magas, Innovator

On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2017, the European Commission will announce the three winners of the 2017 Women Innovators Prize. MTF Founder Michela Magas is one of nine finalists for these prestigious awards.

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.