The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.

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Enter the 2016 SF MusicTech Startup Competition

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Winning-startup-badge2016UPDATE: The contest is now closed, and judging is underway. Best of luck to all our entrants! We are now accepting entries for the 2016 SF MusicTech Summit Startup Competition. Winners will get to showcase on stage at the next SF MusicTech Summit on October 17, 2016. This competition is about spotting & promoting great companies early, and making sure everyone in our community is tapped in! Is your company among the most interesting startups in music and tech? Enter now for priority consideration! At least one member of your team must be registered to attend the 2016 SF MusicTech Summit to be eligible to apply. There is otherwise no charge to enter.

SF MusicTech Summit 17 ROCKED!!

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Thanks to all of our attendees, staff, sponsors, speakers, artists, musicians, press, and volunteers who helped make SF MusicTech Summit 17 a HUGE success!

Listen to the sessions at Summit 17 here!

You can also download them as podcasts from our iTunes podcast station.

Two SF MusicTech Summit Startup Winners -Acquired!

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Startup Winners
Congratulations to two of our Summit XI Startup Innovators Challenge winners!

Timbre acquired by seatwave.com. Details are here.

Playground.fm acquired by Jawbone. Details are here.

Our contest is a way for promising start-ups to compete for an opportunity to showcase at the SF MusicTech Summit XV on May 20, 2014.

Round 1 complete: Thanks to everyone who submitted by 4/18/14 at 11:59 (PDT).  Those who submitted applications in Round 1 have priority consideration.

Round 2 complete: Thanks to everyone who submitted by 4/28 at 11:50 (PDT).  The contest is now complete, and judging is under way!

WINNER: “Best Of San Francisco”

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Best of San FranciscoThe word is out, we were honored with SF Weekly’s 2013 Best of San Francisco Award:

Best Music Biz Dog-and-Pony Show: Part tech-geek confab, part self-promotion contest, and all good excuse to drink beer and eat brownies while talking to people you’ve never met before, the twice-annual SF MusicTech Summit provides a fascinating window into the tech side of today’s music industry. The highlight of each edition is usually the inevitable shouting match between tech whiz-kids who believe The Internet Rules All and rock codgers who wanna know where their fat royalty checks went. There are always a few fun (and alarming) predictions aired at the daylong event’s panel discussions, too. But for many, the important part of the conference happens in the Hotel Kabuki’s packed hallways, where musicians, code geeks, and grizzled industry types make deals, trade business cards, and otherwise forward this fascinating and sometimes ugly business of music. Whether you’re a music nerd navigating the web wild west, or a tech type looking to get into a new space, the lessons gained from one day at the SF MusicTech Summit are usually worth the price of entry.”