wikiloops events & project history
wikiloops member meeting 2018
For the 5th time running, wikiloops organizes a real-world get-together for musicians who love to jam.
It will once more take place in Steinfeld, Germany, on the last weekend of August.
Starting on Thursday, August 30th and ending on sunday, september 2nd we will once more meet and jam in the rooms of the Steinfeld monasterys Academy building, offering us multiple areas for loud and unplugged jams.
For more info on the event and registration info, please check out the wikiloops meeting 2018 info thread in the forum.
To get an idea of what our jamsession gathering sound, look and feel like, have a look at the past meetings video at the bottom of this page.
wikiloops.com launched in german and english
Added playlists, french domain goes live
wikiloops radio function
First mobile interface
Introducing the Remix tree
Spanish interface goes live
"Tagging" function introduced
Introduction of "Supporting Membership"-Status, HD-uploads, private Bands
Waveform-Player + Segment loop function
First collaboration with TH Leipzig, Germany
Thomann.de becomes Sponsor
Italian Interface goes live
Portuguese Interface goes live
2nd wikiloops member meeting
Introduction of Album
Russian interface goes live
3rd wikiloops member meeting
Release film "Steinfeld Sessions"
Filter by musical Key, "PlayAll", Colour Markup for song changes
wikiloops 10.0 interface update, increased filesize limits
4th wikioops member meeting
Embedabble player becomes available
100,000th track uploaded
5th wikiloops member meeting
When the hobby project wikiloops went live on April 1st 2011 it initially offered less than 200 instrumental tracks, most of which were recorded by wikiloops founder Richard himself and
an open invitation to any musician to contribute to the "wiki of jam tracks" was issued.
The invitation to collaborate remains the core concept of wikiloops, and "organically grown" might be the best description of what has happened since.
By today, more than 50,000 musicians have accepted our invitation and wikiloops now offers more than 100,000 original music recordings. However the wikiloops collaboration is not limited to creating music.
wikiloops has always included an ongoing collaboration with it's members to improve this site to accommodate the different needs of different musicians.
Most of the many improvements since 2011 have been developed after following suggestions from the continuously expanding user base.
A gallery of screenshots which vividly documents the interface changes from the first to the current version of wikiloops may be looked and smiled at here.
We can only say thank you to all of the individuals who have helped, and continue to help, to make it happen. Todays' wikiloops is the fruit of quite a range of community efforts.
These efforts started with music contributions, but grew to include voluntary tasks like translating the interface into non-english languages, forum-based discussion of new features and crowd-funding the project by donations .
Quite a lot of effort goes into keeping wikiloops evolution transparent to its members but the trust established by this and the swarm-intelligence collaboration has produced fantastic results.
If you would like to know more about the development and status of wikiloops you may want to have a look at the annual transparency reports.
Another way to find out about the history of wikiloops from day 1 to today or to get to know a little about the people who operate this project, have a look at
The team & credits page
or "Dicks developers blog".
If you have a look in the wikiloops forums , you will find active discussions, opinions and advice on a wide variety of topics relevant to music and jamming.