We are happy to confirm Thounds is joining two panels at the second Future Music Forum Barcelona!
The forum is at the second edition and will take place at the Museu D’art Contemporani De Barcelona, MACBA on the 22nd and 23rd September.
Leading minds in the world of online and mobile music will talk how music is being shared in todays digital age, discuss new developments in music technology and how to monetize these activities.
We are joining “Entrepreneurs In The Digital Music Age” and “Music and Social Media” panels, both on the first day.
More interesting panels on the agenda include “Music and Social Gaming” and “New Earning Models For The Music Industry” amongst others.
More details and schedule at links belows.
Win free tickets to join the one of the biggest electro event in Italy: Electro Venice 2011!
The one day festival is on Saturday 18th June 2011 at Parco San Giuliano, Venice (Italy)
Line up: Fatboy Slim, Deadmau5, Goose, Afrojack, Sven Vath and many more.
You can win free tickets for the festival by recording a track with the Thounds Facebook app called YUIO, it’s a toy instrument that will play like a sequencer and sampler anyone can use.
Once you have made your own beats, share it and get as many likes as possible, the tracks with more like will get prizes:
- 1st to 3rd most liked: free ticket to Electro Venice 2011
- 4th to 5th: Electro Venice 2011 official compilation, download on iTunes
- 6th to 10th: Thounds t-shirts
If the answer is Yes, then we probably share the same urgency.
We’ve been missing a Music 2.0 event that brings together workshops, conferences, hack challenges and -you guess it- live music, and right now we want it so bad, we have already so many ideas how to set up a fantastic programme, lots personalities from the digital music industry are up to take part.
This takes money and we haven’t got any, can you help?
Please do donate and thus help us to bring you the first Thounds Day, a free event with Music 2.0 workshops, hack challenges, and live shows.
How does this crowd funding work?
You decide how much is okay to donate and that will be charged only if we reach our goal of 10K euro. Otherwise it will be refundend.
If you donate 30€ or more there are special rewards for you, including t-shirts, free drink tokens, etc
85′000 people over three days and two nights is quite something, and being part of this year Sonar was exciting to the say the least.
During the day we have followed some very interesting conferences (Scott Cohen from the Orchard, Jakob Lusensky from Heartbeats International and Marc Cuevas Layers.com amongst others) and also showed Thounds.com on web and on iPad at our booth.
On Friday afternoon we were due to run our demo session, and we then introduced the public to our public API release (find the documentation here) giving the opportunity to developers to build their own app that interact with our data, putting the basis of customization and personalization of new services too.
Taking the cue from this we showed an advanced prototype of our forthcoming radio which is streaming public thounds according their tags.
And at late evening came Sonar de noche, that was huge crowds, live gigs, DJ sets and performances all around to enjoy some fun after the daylight efforts…
Some very good videos can be found here (cut by Sonar themselves)
First edition of Music Italy Show is taking off this weekend, which is expected to be the biggest Italian exhibition devoted to musical instruments, editions, discography and technical musical equipment.
Thounds (as well as SplitGigs, the two H-Farm music startups) will join the “Music & Web in Italy?” workshop, on Saturday 15th May, starting at 14:30
Partecipants (including Vitaminic, Radio Deejay, Nokia, etc) will discuss how the evolving relationship between music and web is changing the rules of promoting, distributing and producing songs.
Korg, Nord, Casio, Numark, Ortofon, Fender, Boss, Gretsch, Vox, Zildjian and Roland are only a very small selection of brands that are showing this weekend in Bologna.
Velvet, the Italian band, is calling for entries to deliver different versions of what will be their forthcoming new single titled “Il Serpente”.
The best two tracks will make it into the digital EP, out on the 28th May.
Who will win?
Two tracks will be picked and added to the new single as b-sides: the band will pick the first one and the community at Thounds will be responsible for the second one, the track with more comments from unique users will get the prize!