Bringing artists and technologists together in Chicago. March 1 is the invite-only conversation day. March 2 is a free, open to the public workshop/hack day.

March 1: Conversations.

Ten people, ten different perspectives, and five fascinating conversations that will hopefully lead to many more.

The idea is simple: pull together a room full of technologists and artists, as many perspectives as possible, and start talking. On stage we'll have five one on one conversations with time between to mingle, find a side room, and keep ideas flowing.

The whole thing will be emceed by Dan Sinker and held at Constellation — make sure you add yourself to the email list below if you want an invitation. We start at 1:30, but you have to be confirmed on the invite list to attend. Please add your email below to get an invitation. The conversations:

Damon Harper
Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi)
Harper Reed (former CTO, Obama for America)

Chris Samuel
Chris Kaskie (President Pitchfork, The Dissolve)
Samuel Valenti IV (Ghostly, drip.fm)

Pat Genevieve
Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense)
Genevieve Thiers (Founder sittercity.com, opera singer)

Jessica Jes
Jessica Hopper (Music Editor, Rookie)
Jes Skolnik (Board Pure Joy, musician, writer)

David Melissa
David McCreath (Mule Radio)
Melissa Pierce (COO Everpurse, Director Chicago Women Developers, Filmmaker)



Where: Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave
When: Saturday, March 1. 1:30pm - 6:30pm Tentative schedule
Invitation only.

Want an invitation?

There will be a few invitations available on a first-come basis. Add your email here to request an invitation:

March 2: Workshop.

Part hack day. Part professional workshop. We've got a big space with plenty of room for learning, brainstorming, and building — for coders, musicians, and anyone else.

We've got a whole day in Chicago's amazing 1871 co-working space, a big room for brainstorming and coding, with smaller rooms for conversations and learning sessions. We're working on a theme for the big room, and we'll schedule time slots for smaller rooms so you can propose a session to explore the ideas that matter to you.


Where: 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
When: Sunday, March 2. 12pm - 6pm
Who should come? Anyone with ideas. Musicians, coders, makers, thinkers.
Cost: $0. Totally free. We're asking for your time and ideas, not your money.


If you're coding there are no limits. This isn't about building with CASH Music tools — it's about having new ideas and building proofs of concept for artsts. But if you're curious about some of the things we've built:

CASH Music platform

Platform wiki with intros
Platform API documentation

Hosted platform signup
CASH Music platform repo


Basic cashmusic.js demos
Throwing Muses demo
Not The 1s demo

cashmusic.js docs
Animations by timecode
cashmusic.js Github repo

Rad Stuff

HTML5 boilerplate
Zurb Foundation
CSS Transforms

Pitchfork Advance
Hype Machine Premiere

All made possible with support from



Our Mission.

CASH Music is a nonprofit organization focused on educating and empowering artists and their fans to foster a viable and sustainable future for music. We believe the best way to ensure a sustainable future for music is to invest in its creators. Learn more.

Community is vital. We can't do this alone. Please get in touch, join the mailing list, or support our organization by donating or buying a shirt. Together we can ensure a healthy future for musicians everywhere.

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