The Dublin Tech Summit, which announced last month that it's expanding into a week-long festival, is set to host some of the world's leading experts in an exciting exploration of how technology is disrupting the music industry.
In collaboration with live music marketplace Beatvyne, the new Music x Tech event will hear from DotBlockchain's Ken Umezaki and Guardian journalist Oisin Lunny – as well as rising stars Kaak and Rotor. Over the course of the event, they'll look at how technology is changing the way music is made, and how music can enhance people's lives.
Beatvyne co-founder and CEO Kenn Davis said the April event would give everyone the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the latest industry innovations and allow attendees to take part in groundbreaking discussions. "The attendees will discover the influence [music] has on our behaviour, the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the next generation of instruments," he said.
Many of the events will take part in some of the city's iconic buildings, organisers have said. In addition, it will consider how augmented and virtual reality, Blockchain and immersive live experiences are contributing to the music landscape.
The week-long festival will also explore topics like film technology, fashion technology and marketing.
RTÉ will serve as an official media partner of the event, while Tech Ireland, The Digital Hub and London Tech Advocates have also committed to supporting the summit.