Welcome to the inaugural CMW Hackathon!

For those unfamiliar, Canadian Music Week is the longest running and second largest music and technology conference in North America. This hackathon brings the best and brightest software developers and designers together with the best musicians at CMW to create new solutions for Canadian fans, artists, and the music industry. 

Winning teams will present at the conference, attended by 500 journalists and bloggers and 3,000 business delegates from 30 countries.

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,992 in prizes

Rebelution (Band) VIP package

VIP tickets to any US Summer tour show w/signed poster, laminate, vinyl, clothing!

Beyerdynamic Headphones

Beyerdynamic Headphones Model Number: DT 1770. Closed studio reference headphones for mixing, mastering, monitoring and recording. Courtesy of Technicontact Canada – Canadian Distributor of Beyerdynamic headphones

CMW Music Week Summit Badges

Badge for one winner or passes for team to CMW Music Week Summit May 7-13.

Universal Music Canada Prize Package

includes vinyl, merch, mentoring and an invitation to participate in Universal's Fall Hackathon to the winning team.

Wallifornia Music Tech Passes + Admission to WMT Hackathon for First Place Team

Two 4 day pro passes to Wallifornia Music Tech Includes access to Les Ardentes Music Festival and Wallifornia Music Tech Pro (pitch sessions, workshops, panels, access to the press area, exclusive lunches, VIP events, concerts at Les Ardentes Festival in Liege, Belgium.

Ottawa Bluesfest Passes (2)

Outdoor music festival held annually for two weeks in July. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Dinner Thompson Hotel Restaurant

Dinner at Thompson Hotel Toronto Restaurant

O'Cannabiz Expo Passes

Looking at the future of cannabis and the budding Canadian market, O’Cannabiz will explore the latest regulations, industry standards and best practices.

Books from Music Books Plus

$100 worth of Books from Music Books Plus – www.musicbooksplus.com

Canadian Musician magazine - 5 year subscription

Canadian Musician magazine - 5 year subscription

INDIE Awards passes

18th annual Independent Music Awards.

Moogfest Tickets

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology - a conference for creative / technology professionals with evenings of electronic music.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Teams are limited to 5 members. Participants must be 19 years of age.


Some coding experience. Previous Hackathon experience preferred.

How to enter

Please apply on CMWhackathon.com


Jay Rosenzweig

Jay Rosenzweig
CEO Rosensweig & Co

Jodi Kovitz

Jodi Kovitz
Founder & CEO, #MoveTheDial

Shawn Wilson

Shawn Wilson
CEO Muzooka

David Dufresne

David Dufresne
Partner, Panache Ventures

Roger Chabra

Roger Chabra
CIO, TribalScale

Greg Nisbet

Greg Nisbet
Founder & CEO, RadioMogul by MEDIAZOIC

Ralph Simon

Ralph Simon
Founder & Chief Executive, Mobilium Global

Olivia Diamond

Olivia Diamond
Shed Creative Agency

Judging Criteria

  • Innovativeness
  • Relevance to Industry
  • Technical Excellence
  • User Experience

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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