MP3tunes is having a music contest. You
won't have to sing or perform to win. You won't get an American Idol
record contract but you could have a bigger impact on the future of
than any media-manufactured star.
working on a
system that connects every music device into a seamless personal
music experience. At the heart of this system is your own music library
-- the songs you own. (If you don't have your Free Music
you should get one -- we may not always offer an entirely free
locker with unlimited storage and our backlog is getting larger!) Every
piece of electronic gear you own will be connected to the Music Locker
including your PC, phone, game
console, PDA, home stereo, TV, handheld game
device, Internet radio and any other web-enabled device imaginable..
All of these devices will
your music, making it truly portable and available everywhere.
We've made great strides with devices like the TiVo and the Logitech Squeezebox
and we are just getting started! This is where the contest comes
MP3tunes has created the largest and most efficient personal music
system in the world -- housing your music in a password protected
More importantly, we have documented how any
web-enabled device in the world
can access the MP3tunes Music Locker. This information (called an "API"
terms) is now fully
public and available for all to implement. The goal is to get
a wide range of interfaces for your
music. So we're offering a $1000 award in each of the categories listed
below to anyone who creates the best interface:
The $10,000 Music API Challenge will run from September 20th, 2007 to
November 5th, 2007. Winners will be announced on November 21st, 2007.
For more information, official rules and how to participate
We recommend that developers join the Backstage
Pass program(it's free) and visit the MP3tunes Developer Wiki.
Changing the world doesn't require a big contract and media glitz. I'm
confident your participation will help open the doors to music
- Mobile Phone Application
- Desktop Player (stand alone app)
- Game Console
- Web User Interface
- PDA/Web Tablet
- Handheld Game Device
- Internet Radio Device
- Internet Enabled Appliance
For all you music lovers, we'll be sharing the winners with you so you
can enjoy the benefits of having your music available on
these types of devices. Expect some exciting new ways to experience
your music! If you want to get more
involved join the MP3tunes
Pass program. You'll get to test the contest submissions,
rate your favorites, and earn points for cool stuff from MP3tunes.
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