A year on from winning TechCrunch Disrupt

A year ago, we won TechCrunch Disrupt in London, launching our site — a site that lets video creators make unique music for their videos using AI — on stage.

Lots has happened since then. Here are some highlights:

  • People have made nearly 1 million tracks on our site (which makes Jukedeck MAKE one of the largest libraries of music in the world)
  • Tens of thousands of YouTube videos have used our music, from cat videos to massive YouTube stars
  • Brands like Coca Cola have used Jukedeck for their music
  • We won a Cannes Innovation Lion
  • We’ve stepped up our R&D efforts, recently announcing that we’ve created the first song composed and produced entirely by neural networks

It’s great to be back on stage at Disrupt. To mark the occasion, we made a video that pays tribute to tech pioneers everywhere. Enjoy!

Meet the Jukedeck team Marco Selvi

Originally fCopy of Marco_327A0971rom Milan, Italy, Marco moved to the UK to study Physics at Cambridge University. He then completed his MPhil in Scientific Computing before joining Jukedeck.

He’s worked in our composition team for over a year now, applying cutting-edge A.I. techniques to music. Marco also has a keen interest in the hardware side of computing and can regularly be found building servers with his bare hands!

Amongst the team, Marco is known as a bastion of both Italian and English culture and regularly heads off to orchestra rehearsals after work. Read more about Marco below.

Role at Jukedeck: Software Engineer in Music Composition

Background: MPhil in Scientific Computing and MSci in Physics from Cambridge University. Previously studied Violin at the Conservatory of Pavia. He started playing in orchestras as a child and has performed ever since in Italy, Cambridge, and now London.

Obsession with music began when: At 5, he was given the choice of playing piano or violin, and chose the latter because you can serenade people with it (you can take the man out of Italy and all that…)

Instruments: Violin, Viola, 5-string violin, piano

Vinyl of choice: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Marco building a new server, which we named “Ada” after Ada Lovelacewho predicted in 1843 that one day a computer program would be able to write music.