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 […]

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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 […]

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Offline – The best way to connect with your online community

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For the past four weeks, my work day at Soundwave has consisted of phone calls and emails to music management, bands and photographers. We had decided to host our first ever live music event with our office as the venue! We teamed up with Sofar Sounds — a brilliant group of people who’s mission is to bring the magic back to live music. They organise pop-up gigs in obscure places and for one event only, I joined the team to organise the biggest Sofar Sounds gig in Dublin yet! Let’s put this into perspective. Soundwave is a […]

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6 Tips for creating great User Personas

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Written by Roisin McCormack Head of Community and User Research In January of this year, Soundwave COO, Craig Watson and myself took on the task of creating the company’s first user personas. With months of some serious user research behind us, it was the logical next step and we had already done a lot of the groundwork required. “In user-centered design and marketing, personas are fictional characters created to represent the different user types that might use a site, brand, or product in a similar way.” (Source: William Lidwell; Kritina Holden; Jill Butler (1 January […]

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How many pieces of software does it take to run a tech start-up? (SPOILER ALERT: THE ANSWER IS 64!)

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Written by Aidan Sliney Founder and CTO of Soundwave When embarking on the long and winding journey of turning your great idea into a fully fledged company, you are going to come across countless challenges and tasks that need completing. Some of these tasks will fall within your skill-set, others you will need to adapt to. As we tell every new member of staff at Soundwave: You will wear many hats! Some people love this, others not so much (only two of us actually wear hats). Thankfully the day of tackling everything with Excel, Word […]