We're calling upon startups and university teams to explore the intersection of music & immersive, interactive tech!
NYC Media Lab and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) are exicted to launch the NYC Media Lab & ASCAP Immersive Music Studio Challenge.
We're seeking startups and university teams to explore a range of experiences that demonstrate new ways for artists to create music, connect with their fans, and reimagine how we interact with music and sound.
How can emerging technologies such as AR, VR, spatial audio, GANs, LiDAR, avatars and virtual characters and other immersive and gaming technologies that reflect imaginative, exploratory and creative approaches to music? The challenge will bring together a mix of startup and university teams that as a cohort will explore the overarching, speculative question: What is possible now that was not before?
This 12-week challenge is open to 1) startups and 2) university teams. The NYC Media Lab and ASCAP team will select approximately 5 teams. Each startup or university team which will receive a grant of up to $5K.
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31st, 2021 by 11:59PM EST.
Finalists will be notified in early February and interviewed (virtually) in mid-February.
The program kickoff will take place on in early March, and will conclude with a final demonstration and demo day in early June.
For any questions or additional information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org