Digital Innovation Contest – Music

October 2, 2012


The Digital Innovation Contest – Music is being run in conjunction with a number of music sector organisations and is offering businesses up to £24,000 each in funding for the development of innovative commercial prototypes. We are looking for applications under three main challenge themes with individual challenges from six top music industry partners.

The challenges

Theme 1: Rights and monetisation

Two awards of £24,000

Challenges supported by Decca Classics and Warner/Chappell Music

Theme 2: Digital and live music

Two awards of £24,000

Challenges supported by The Bedford and BBC Proms

Theme 3: Linking digital to physical

Two awards of £24,000

Challenges supported by Rocket Music Management and HMV

For more information about the challenges click here.


The successful applicants will benefit from:

funding of £24,000 to produce their commercial prototype

exposure to a range of leading music industry partners

testing their proposed application/product/service with leading music partners

promoting their prototype solution via the IC tomorrow programme

support in resolving content delivery, licensing and metadata issues related to the proposed application/product/service

the IC tomorrow digital test bed

retaining their intellectual property.


The contest takes place over a two stage process, to apply for stage one you simply need to fill out our simple online application form and produce a two minute video about your proposal by 12 noon, Thursday 8th November.  We aim to pick 18 finalists to go through to the second stage which will include a live pitch to a panel of judges. For more information about the contest process click here.

via Digital Innovation Contest – Music – Overview – Open Innovation.


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