This past fall, anyone with an internet connection could learn the basics of audio production through a free 6-week online course. “Play With Your Music” was a unique collaboration between NYU Steinhardt and MIT Media Lab, that brought greater access to the world of creative music production.
Using the latest music education tools available on the web, “Play With Your Music” used the Echonest API to group cohorts based on musical taste. Participants had access to Soundation’s web-based production space to learn the basics of mixing and sound editing. After making their own music, students could post their tracks to SoundCloud’s listening community and collaborate with each other via Google+.