Capitol Studios is bringing together Creators, Coders, Designers, And Startups To re-imagine the future state of music consumption, including Hackathon live streamed on Twitch
Capitol Music Group is hosting Capitol Royale — a creativity and innovation marathon that will take place at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood on December 1st and 2nd. The two-day conference will bring together the music and tech industries’ leading creatives, coders, designers, and startups to highlight innovations that disrupt the music industry, including a hackathon that will challenge software developers to create products and services that reimagine music consumption and discovery.
Participants in the hackathon will have access to a catalog of roughly 14,000 Universal Music Group and Universal Music Publishing Group pre-cleared audio streaming tracks, as well as never-before-seen original content and mentorship from veteran industry leaders and UMG’s technical partners, including the Capitol360 Innovation Center’s founding partners, Verizon, Twitch, Cloudinary, and ConsenSys’ blockchain music platform Ujo. Other partners include: Spotify, TiVo, 7digital, Roland, Unity, Qloo, LyricFind, Havas. The hackathon will be exclusively live streamed on Twitch for 24 hours and broadcasted via Cinedigm digital-first WHAM Network on December 1-2.
In addition to the hackathon, Capitol is teaming up with startup accelerator gener8tor to host a Startup Garden with curated, one-on-one pitch sessions between selected startups and venture capitalists and innovation executives from participating companies, breakout panels and workshops, partner exhibits, and artist performances.
“With the Capitol Royale event, CMG has a unique opportunity to bring our artists first access to new platforms, products, and apps to connect with fans and share their music in new and innovative ways,” says Capitol Music Group COO Michelle Jubelirer. “We are committed to breaking boundaries and investing in the future by trailblazing new ground in music experiences and discovery.”