Milwaukee at 10:00 AM

88Nine x Capitol Records Hackathon


Date & Time
Sat, Nov 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Northwestern Mutual Cream City Labs
733 North Van Buren Street
2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined forces with the Capitol360 Innovation Center for 88Nine Labs: Music Hackathon presented by Northwestern Mutual and powered by the Capitol360 Innovation Center. This Hackathon will take place the last weekend of Startup Week Milwaukee and will be held at the brand new Cream City Labs inside Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee.

We invite developers, designers, and musicians to generate ideas for music discovery, music distribution, connecting fans with their favorite artists, how radio stations like 88Nine can help fans learn more about the music they love and discover new music.

Sandbox License: Developers will have pre-cleared access to 14k UMG audio streaming tracks. Artists included in this catalog include old and new, and cross-genre:
Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Hans Zimmer, Andrea Bocelli, John Williams

Look at what was created at the Capitol360 Hackathon that took place this past June.

Register here on eventbrite and on DevPost too -

Oh, by the way, there are prizes for the winning teams!!

- One winning team will receive a $1000 cash prize from Northwestern Mutual. $1000 will be split between team members.

- One winning team (up to five) will receive 11-day Summerfest Power Passes to the winning group.Each pass grants the bearer to one (1) admission per day to the festival grounds during operating hours, and is not valid for admission to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater shows.

- Two winning teams will receive a final round interview to participate in gener8tor’s 12-week Accelerator program with up to $90k in financing

- Two teams will recieve 1-year Cloudinary Plus plan for their most creative and best implementation hacks that use Cloudinary API' (

What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a building sprint where teams of students and community members build new products or hack at an existing problem in 24-hours. The event engages design, development, and marketing talent, hears their ideas, prioritizes solutions, and prototypes/experiments to discover if the solutions work. Participants pitch final projects at the end of 24-hours to a panel of industry professionals.

Who should participate?
This event is open to students, engineers, developers, designers, musicians and anyone with experience or interest in music tech and the music industry are invited to attend.

Event Flow:
November 10
10:00 AM - 11:00AM - Coffee, light breakfast, presentations, introductions and team formations
11:00 AM - 1:00PM - Hacking begins
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Working Lunch
2:00 PM - 6:00PM - Hacking continues
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Working Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Wrap for the day*

November 11
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Coffee, light breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Hacking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Working Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Finish Hacking
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Prepare pitches
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Pitching and judging
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Award prizes

About Capitol360
Capitol360 is a collaborative workspace and slate of events designed to bring together preeminent thinkers from the music industry, technology eco-system, and student community to help collectively drive the future of innovation in music. Our goal is to unlock the value of a unified music industry by providing a testing ground for new ideas and technology, fostering the next generation of thought leaders in music, and bridging the gap between artists and content creators within the tech community.
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