Sony Music Entertainment, one of the largest music labels in the world is looking for fresh ideas to change the way our music is consumed and experienced by fans.

Rock & Code brings together startups, developers and music professionals to collaborate over the course of a weekend. Participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects to a panel of music industry executives. Anything goes as long as its music related. Music professionals will be at the disposal of developers and startups over the course of the weekend, with the goal to help fine tune pitches and/or answer any music industry related questions/concerns.

At this event Sony Music's senior executives will listen to your pitches, review submissions, and give insight into how the music industry works. You will also get some awesome music swag to take home!

After the pitches conclude, a Sony Music recording artist will make an appearance and perform live!

 

Schedule

Friday - Introductions

6:00pm – Doors open for registration and networking

7:00pm – Official kick-off and welcome

7:15pm – Speakers  

8:00pm – Projects are started

  • Late night snacks will be provided to participants who choose to work into the night.

 

Saturday - This day is all about building, developing & designing

9:00am – Breakfast & coffee will be served

10:30am - Speaker

12:00pm – Lunch and quick group check in (15mins)

7:00 – Dinner

  • Late night snacks will be provided to participants who choose to work into the night.

 

Sunday - Time to put on the finishing touches on the project and prep for demo presentations

9:00am – Breakfast & coffee will be served.

12pm – Lunch and quick group check in (15mins)

2pm – Sunday demo session

 

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Judges

KEVIN KELLEHER

KEVIN KELLEHER
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

DENNIS KOOKER

DENNIS KOOKER
PRESIDENT, GLOBAL DIGITAL BUSINESS & U.S. SALES

SALAAM REMI

SALAAM REMI
EVP, A&R PRODUCTION

JULIE SWIDLER

JULIE SWIDLER
EVP, BUSINESS AFFAIRS & GENERAL COUNSEL

ADAM BLOCK

ADAM BLOCK
PRESIDENT, LEGACY RECORDINGS

MARK PIIBE

MARK PIIBE
EVP, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL STRATEGY

ANDRE STAPLETON

ANDRE STAPLETON
SVP GLOBAL DIGITAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY

SHELDRA KHAHAIFA

SHELDRA KHAHAIFA
SVP, FINANCE, COMMERCIAL MUSIC GROUP

JENNIFER FOWLER

JENNIFER FOWLER
SVP, MARKETING & REVENUE GENERATION

SUSAN MEISEL

SUSAN MEISEL
SVP, CORPORATE DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

CELINE JOSHUA

CELINE JOSHUA
SVP, DIGITAL SALES

BRAD SPAHR

BRAD SPAHR
VP, GLOBAL DIGITAL BUSINESS & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

BEHRAM DACOSTA

BEHRAM DACOSTA
SENIOR DIRECTOR, GROWTH VENTURES, PARTNERSHIPS & INNOVATION

JOANNA PARKE

JOANNA PARKE
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR- NORTH AMERICA - THOUGHTWORKS

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Implementation (25%)
  • Coolness (25%)
  • Presentation (25%)
  • Innovation (25%)