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wikiloops member meeting 2019

The date for the 6th wikiloops member meeting in 2019 has not yet been confirmed,
it will be announced here and via the wikiloops forum shortly!

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 Milestones

  • 4-2011
    wikiloops.com launched in german and english
  • 3-2012
    Added playlists, french domain goes live
  • 4-2012
    wikiloops radio function
  • 5-2012
    First mobile interface
  • 8-2013
    Introducing the Remix tree
  • 12-2013
    Spanish interface goes live
  • 3-2014
    "Tagging" function introduced
  • 5-2014
    1st Member-Meeting
  • 8-2014
    Introduction of "Supporting Membership"-Status, HD-uploads, private Bands
  • 12-2014
    Waveform-Player + Segment loop function
  • 3-2015
    First collaboration with TH Leipzig, Germany
    (technical universitiy)
  • 4-2015
    Thomann.de becomes Sponsor
  • 6-2015
    Italian Interface goes live
  • 7-2015
    Portuguese Interface goes live
  • 9-2015
    2nd wikiloops member meeting
  • 12-2015
    Introduction of Album
  • 4-2016
    Russian interface goes live
  • 8-2016
    3rd wikiloops member meeting
  • 9-2016
    Release film "Steinfeld Sessions"
  • 10-2016
    Filter by musical Key, "PlayAll", Colour Markup for song changes
  • 12-2016
    Android App
  • 08-2017
    wikiloops 10.0 interface update, increased filesize limits
  • 09-2017
    4th wikioops member meeting
  • 12-2017
    Embedabble player becomes available
  • 01-2018
    100,000th track uploaded
  • 09-2018
    5th wikiloops member meeting

Project history

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.

Past meetings documentation

Member meetings photo gallery

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