Online music production studio SongCat, has been invited to present at the prestigious annual Canadian Music Week in Toronto this May. The groundbreaking company has been recognized by CMW as one of 7 “most promising tech startups connected to the music industry”.
Currently relocating into their new headquarter in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, alongside satellite locations in New York and Toronto, SongCat has quickly become a leader in online music production, changing the way the music industry produces quality music since their launch in late 2014. SongCat works with songwriters, lyricists, artists and bands to create and deliver high-quality music, offering access to innovative tools and helping to improve every musician's craft.
In its 34th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier music conferences and festivals in North America, with seminars, keynotes, mentoring, networking and Canada's largest new music festival—which showcases more than 1,000 artists over nine days. In all, 4,500+ musicians and 160,000 music fans are drawn to Toronto annually to participate in Canada’s largest new music festival, with 900+ performances across 60 venues throughout downtown Toronto. Also part of the Canadian Music Week are the Canadian Radio Music Awards. Nominees this year include The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber.
SongCat’s presentation at the storied conference on May 5 is part of its “CMW Startup Launch Pad” competition, which introduces new music businesses to the industry. It takes place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto. Danya Dixon, VP of Programming for CMW, said in a statement, “The conference is dedicated to further developing the Canadian music industry, and startups play an important role in that.” The company’s presentation will include an explanation of its innovative business model from CEO Chris Erhardt and Chief Marketing Officer Mylène Besançon.
The competition involving SongCat will be hosted by LyricFind CEO Darryl Ballantyne, and features as judges: merchant banker and Dragons’ Den panelist Michael Wekerle; Managing Director of Walden Venture Capital Larry Marcus; IAEL President Jeff Liebenson; Director of Mediaclarity Ltd. Jeremy Silver; and Managing Partner at TAG Strategic Ted Cohen.