We had a blast at the SF MusicTech conference last week – great meeting everybody involved in the collision of Music and Technology worlds! I was lucky enough to be on a panel of APIs and Music with great panelists Kin Lane (API Evangelist), Antti Silventoinin (Music Kickup), Justin Woo (PayPal / Braintree) and
Bill Hajjar (Senzari). The discussion was wide-ranging, covering everything from distribution to usage risks for APIs to how to spur new creativity by mixing up APIs and scripting platforms like IFTTT.
New Challenges and Exciting Innovation
Looking at the lineup for next week’s SF MusicTech Summit, you might be surprised to see people, not only from the music and tech industries, but from government and law, as well as artists coming together to discuss this growing vertical.
If you’ll be there, don’t miss Steven Willmott on the API Ecosystem panel moderated by Kin Lane, or come say hello at the 3scale table.
It’s an exciting time to be talking about music tech, with many advantages and challenges to be met at this intersection. According to PwC, the technological future of the music industry has some significant trends on the horizon. Their infographic provides some insight into major themes in the space.
The rise in music streaming versus downloads is particularly dramatic: “…
The Music Hack Day is actually a series of hackathons focused on music applications and integrations that covers various cities globally. The MHD is a “hacking session in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it’s music related.”
Hackathon season is back ! It is that time of year again, where all your weekends are filled with coding, pizzas, and no-sleep :)
If you have never attended hackathons, the concept is pretty simple : tell a bunch of developers that they can code whatever they want during a weekend, feed them with snacks and energy-drinks, let them troll about which programming language they should use, put a bit of competition with appealing prizes into the mix and Boom ! you have hackathon :)
Coding during a hackathon is all about being efficient, pick the right tools and don’t re-invent the wheel. For that reason, developers love APIs, because you can “outsource” a part of your program to a third party API and just focus on the rest.
At 3scale, we love APIs and we want to be sure that every developer can have access to great APIs and even build one easily.
As API lovers, we will be sponsoring three hackathons in the coming weeks. It’s a great opportu…
Flexibility, scalability and security are probably the main keywords we tried to keep in mind during the API development.
Interview with Vivien Genet, Senior Developer at Jamendo.
Tell us more about the development process of the Jamendo API
When we decided to redesign Jamendo, we quickly thought that the API should be a priority in our planning: first, because it is THE main way for Jamendo to live outside www.jamendo.com (on social networks, mobiles, etc.), and second, because the migration of existing applications (based on our previous API) will take some time.
To develop the new API, we have used the Zend framework (as for the website) but we made a sub-framework specifically for the API to make it easier to change.
The current online version is the beta version. Developers who hav…
The 21st and 22nd of February 2013 was the first edition of the API Strategy & Practice conference in NYC.
- 370 Attendees
- 75+ Speakers: Laura Merling (@magicmerl), Jeff Lawson (@jeffiel), John Musser(@johnmusser), Daniel Jacobson(@daniel_jacobson), Peter Orlowsky (@porlowsky), John Sheehan (@johnsheehan), Albert Wenger (@albertwenger) and many more!!
- 25+ Sponsors: Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, Swagger, Nginx, Mashape, Ping Identity…
We are looking forward to the next API Strategy conference!! As soon…
We’re proud to be sponsoring SF Music Hack Day this weekend – Music Hack day is one of the coolest long running hack events and there’ll be plenty of great apps on show. We’re looking forward to being there and hacking – on top of that some inspiration for cool things to build with three of 3scale powered Music APIs that will spice up any App:
- Musixmatch: great lyrics API which allows you to get legal lyrics into your app and grab great data like lyrics annotations for videos – over 1 Billion API calls in 2011.
- Seevl: power up music discovery with seevl for matchmaking by music similarity and genre. The API lets you embedseevl recommendations into any kind of application.
- Peachnote: the newest of the t…