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Outriders at Sonar, Music Hackday

Jamillah Knowles | 09:50 UK time, Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hello Outriders,

This week I have been in Barcelona at the festival known as Sonar. It’s an event that explores the frontiers for music and new media and as you might expect, there was a hack event and this is where I have been exploring.

Though there were Djs and sunshine outside, there was a talented pool of hackers who love music indoors who worked on all manner of projects in 24 hours to create something neat relating to the way we listen to or understand music.


Music technology companies helped to sponsor the event by providing APIs - which means application program interface - and SDKs (software development kits). These are ways in which companies can open up data for developers to make the cool things they come up with.

I caught up with a bunch of the experts and hackers at the event to find out what they were making and what’s on offer for people who are the Outriders of musical frontiers...


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Until next week,




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