London, UK: the Global Centre of Music Technology

It was a packed nightclub in London’s King’s Cross, and eight internet companies faced each other off in a competition that embodied the new confidence in Britain’s digital sector. The geeks were behind their laptops, as you’d expect, but they were playing music — and seeking a tumultuous reaction from the crowd.

Together in the Big Chill House nine days ago were Mixcloud, Songkick, 7 Digital, Bleep, Spotify, Who Sampled, 22 Tracks and Deezer.

Four of these companies are British start-ups and the others have offices in London, mostly around the so-called “Tech City” Shoreditch district on the east side of the capital. Together they are establishing London as the global centre of music technology.

via The Independent

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