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The Music Den is a hub for Toronto’s music community. The Den’s resources and programming bring together entrepreneurs, students and industry veterans in an effort to build Canada’s next great music companies. This is an exciting time for music in Toronto, and the Music Den is at the forefront of it.

The Music Den is looking for projects that exhibit the following criteria:
    ● Focused on solving a real issue (creative, economic or social) in the music industry
    ● Have an innovative approach to a component part of the music business, e.g. content creation, content management, audience engagement, publishing, distribution.
    ● Ideally have a working prototype of their solution (at a minimum) that is ready-to-launch or nearly so.
    ● Be able to demonstrate some evidence of unmet need in the market or marketability of their solution.
    ● Have the potential to grow and scale their company to achieve high impact.Have a “lean canvas” business model and an effective pitch deck.
    ● Have a leadership team comprised of driven, coachable and collaborative people with some expertise in the area of focus.

Advisors

Deane Cameron
President and CEO, Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy ThomsonHall

Tyson Parker
Head of Music, Bell Media

Angelika Heim
Partner, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP

Mike McCarty
Chief Membership andBusiness Development Officer, SOCAN

Vel Omazic
Executive Director,Canada’s Music Incubator

Sandy Pandya
Owner, Pandyamonium Management

Aubrey Winfield
President, Orange Media Labs

Zale Epstein
Grammy nominated producer and songwriter

Cherie Sinclair
Executive Producer and Owner, The Field

Mike Tanner
Music Sector Development Officer, City of Toronto

Dale Peters
Owner, Dale Speaking

Sarah Falzon
Associate, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP

Jeffrey Remedios
President & CEO, Universal Music Canada

Gary Moss
President and CEO, Yangaroo

Noah Schwartz
Digital Media Instructor

Dr. Mark Campbell
Senior ResearchAssociate, Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD)

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