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Open Music Initiative Announces Applications Open For 2017 OMI Summer Lab – Paid Internships

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The Open Music Initiative (OMI) is seeking student software developers, musicians and visual artists for the 2017 OMI Summer Lab running June 5-July 28 in Boston, MA. These paid internships will explore the technical challenges of utilizing distributed ledgers and the Open Music Initiative API for:

  • Cataloging, attributing and distributing live DJ mixes
  • Commercializing mixtapes built from original material and back catalogs
  • Compensating musicians for visual works using their songs as data
  • Identifying individuals for their contribution to single tracks in new works

The eight week program will be facilitated by globally renowned innovation and design firm, IDEO, and Berklee College of Music’s Berklee ICE, and supported by sponsors which include Intel and the Inter-American Development Bank. At the end of the summer, teams will demo new art works utilizing blockchain registration, share evolved use cases and make recommendations for additional features to the Open Music Initiative API based upon their experience.

We are seeking currently enrolled college students that are collaborative, curious, flexible, detail oriented, and technically interested with the following skills:

  • Blockchain Developer… you’ve made your own crypto currency, maybe your own virtual wallet or market, you have an opinion about how this stuff should work in the future
  • User Experience Designer or Front End Developer… you can code data into art, you can code a website from scratch, you’ve moved beyond the hamburger menu
  • Graphic Designer… you simplify complicated ideas artistically, you’re marketing-minded, you wish you had met Reid Miles
  • Business Associate… you’re entrepreneurially minded, you can size a market, you know just enough about the law to be dangerous
  • Musicians… you have a favorite genre but you can jam with anyone, you like to experiment with new technology, you’re cool under pressure, you know your way around a turntable
  • Visual Artist… your medium is digital data, your art doesn’t know a resting state, you think in an XYZ axis

 

If you match one of these descriptions then please apply here then join us for a final selection hackathon on Saturday, April 22 at IDEO in Cambridge, MA. You must participate in the hackathon to be selected. Chosen students will receive $3,000 each for full participation in the Summer Lab.

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