Midem Music Hack Day

Soundwave’s top 5 projects from the Midem Music Hack Day 2015

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The MIDEM music conference event was held last weekend. Our Soundwave co-founders Aidan Sliney and Craig Watson went along to attend the  hugely successful event! Make sure to check out Craig here speaking about the Internet of Music Things. Also in attendance, was our very own ‘Resident Hacker’ Hugh Rawlinson! Hugh took part in the Midem Music Hack Day where developers had only 48hrs to create a functional music app. You can see the full list of the hacks here but Hugh shares his top five picks from the event. Read to the end and you might […]

Soundwave office

4 Lessons From Working at a Tech Startup for One Week

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From time to time, we open up our Soundwave offices to young work experience students. This week, we had the delightful 2nd year business student Conor Hughes join our ranks to see how the magic happens. Here’s what he had to say on his time with us! Over the past week, I’ve been in the Soundwave office in Dublin getting some work experience. I must say that this office environment is quite different to anything I’ve experienced before! Rather than the incessant drone of the printer copying off endless pages of ink, or the mundanity you […]

Teenage Mobile Behaviours — Part 3

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A Three Part Series on the Results of Hundreds of Hours of Interviews with ‘Actual’ Teenagers   Written by Craig Watson and Roisin McCormack In Part 1 of this series, we dove into general mobile and app usage patterns for teenagers. This was followed by Part 2 which looked specifically into mobile music consumption and how teens are sharing and discovering music nowadays. We’ve had a lot of fun carrying out the research and putting these posts together and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to check them […]

Teenage Mobile Behaviours – Part 2

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A THREE PART SERIES ON THE RESULTS OF HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF INTERVIEWS WITH ‘ACTUAL’ TEENAGERS Written by Craig Watson and Roisin McCormack In Part 1, we looked at general mobile phone usage patterns and overall app usage patterns amongst our interview groups of ‘actual’ teenagers. In this part, we examine some of the learnings we gained from this research including how they consume music, on what platforms and at what times of the day. Basically we wanted to discover what it is that makes them tick when listening to music on their mobile devices… […]

Teenage Mobile Behaviours – Part 1

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A Three Part Series on the Results of Hundreds of Hours of Interviews with ‘Actual’ Teenagers Written by Craig Watson and Roisin McCormack Can you remember those beautiful seven years between the ages of 13 and 19 when everything seemed possible? When no experience was to be missed? When pretty much everything in life revolved around an infatuation with the opposite sex (or being as equally confused by them)? Those were the days… In the Autumn of 2014, my colleague Roisin McCormack and I decided to spend three months vicariously reverting back to this glorious […]