The music & bits festival will happen on the first Schmiede11 weekend  (16th and 17th of September) and is an open festival within Schmiede. Music and Bits is an event focused on creating web applications around music and technology. From building iPhone apps to art installations and web applications – everything is allowed as long as it’s music related and build within a very limited amount of time.


Music & Bits is an exploration of Music & Technology It started in April 2009, as Music and Bits was the pre-conference of annual The Next Web event. To complement the event, Music and Bits was part of pre-conference sessions held a day before the main event. Teaming up with the Amsterdam Mobile DevCamp organization, for the audience, as well us for us, it turned out to be a very interesting day. Have a look at the summarizing video or at some photos Anne Helmond made. Sparked by the first Music & Bits in April, a second Music & Bits was held on October the 21st 2010 during the Amsterdam Dance Event. The Schmiede Music and Bits festival will be the third Music and Bits and a fourth one is planned during the upcoming Amsterdam Dance Event in october.