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Music Tech MeetUp: Round 6

We are excited to announce our next Music Technology Event (Round Six)! This time we have partnered with Ryerson University's Music Den to "lift the curtains" on the music industry and shine light on the misconceptions surrounding the business of making and selling music.

As usual, attending the event is free. Pizza, snacks, and drinks, will also be served---all free of charge (which is why you need to RSVP to the event).

About our speakers and the event agenda:

Our featured presentation will be given by Steven Ehrlick and Noah Schwartz, both from Ryerson's Music Den.

Talk title: A Music Industry Primer for Tech

Steven and Noah will explore the relationship between product, market, and "fit" in the music industry.  They will also address market misconceptions (what does tech need to know about artist communities, musicians, and music rights?) and product misconceptions (who is your customer? A discussion about musicians, amateurs, and professionals).

A short Q&A session will follow the presentation, so have your questions ready!

About Steven Ehrlick:
 Steven is an Assistant Professor in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto. Steven is also the Director of the Music Den, a music industry incubator, and has over 20 years’ experience practicing law within the music business. He was the V.P. of Legal & Business Affairs at BMG and EMI as well as The Enclave, a US based label in New York where he also served as the general manager, head of new media, and head of finance.

About Noah Schwartz:
 Noah is an artist, musician, and a digital media instructor at Ryerson RTA with a diverse set of experiences across the creative, commercial, and academic sectors. Noah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music from Berkley College of Music in Boston and a Master of Arts Degree in Media Production from Ryerson University.

Event Agenda: Tuesday, August 16

6:00 Doors open/Networking

7:00 Presentation Starts, followed by Q&A

8:00 Open Floor/Networking  

9:00 Doors Close  

Location and Directions:

The event will be hosted in The Music Den, located on the second floor of the Rogers Communication Centre, 80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON.

Driving Directions: For those driving, the two closest parking lots are on Victoria St just south of Gould St as well as on the north side of Church and Carleton/College streets.

TTC: If taking the subway, get off at Dundas station and walk north to Gould Street (first street on your right north of Dundas) then east to Church Street. The Rogers Communication Centre is on the northeast side of Church and Gould. If taking the Dundas streetcar (or on any major street south), get off at Church and walk north to Gould. Vice versa for taking the streetcar from the north (e.g. College).

Please email Nathalia Ribeiro at [masked] if you have any questions about this event or if you're interested in joining our line-up of presenters at our upcoming events. We're looking for interesting material related to the intersection of music and technology, e.g. music production tools/techniques, licensing landscape, music startup adventure stories, new product demos (but not sales pitches!), just to name a few examples.  

About Ryerson's Music Den: The Music Den offers community, resources, business advice and mentorship to budding entrepreneurs, technologists and service providers who are passionate about creating innovative tools and services for the music industry. Membership is free, but acceptance is limited and competitive. To connect and learn more, follow us on Twitter @RyersonMusicDen and visit

About Lighthouse Labs:

Founded in 2013, Lighthouse Labs is an immersive, accelerated, hands-on approach to teaching web and mobile software development. With a curriculum built by a community of industry experts, Lighthouse Labs focuses on transforming passionate people into agile programmers. Lighthouse Labs maintains very strong employment rates and has graduated their students into amazing careers. For more information, visit

Please follow us on Twitter at @MusicTechTO and like us on Facebook  


Do you need volunteers?  

Yes! We're growing very fast and are looking for individuals willing to help with promotion and on the day of the event with manning the door.

Please email [masked] if you're interested in joining our team.

Thanks and we'll see you there!

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  • Reuben K.

    Poignant discussion on the state of the music industry and amazing talent. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · August 28

  • Nick S.

    Good day fellow music lovers and tech enthusiast !!

    I'm reaching out to my network as a favor to a close friend of mine who's a senior leader within the Evanov Radio Group located here in Toronto, they own 18 radio stations from Halifax to Winnipeg including z1035 , 88.5 The Jewel, Pride FM , Energy 1035 , Hot Country 1035 FM , just to name a few , currently they require an IT administrator to join them full time, preference to those with experience in VMware , Cisco routers , Windows Servers , and Hardware products. If interested to hear more gladly drop me an email and we can have some further dialogue !! Great opportunity for those who want to be close to music and work with one the largest independent radio conglomerates in North America.

    1 · August 23

  • Sameer J.

    great event. Hope to hear more music startups do 1 minute pitches in the future.

    2 · August 18

  • Elio-David

    good crowd, good info, very good event

    1 · August 17

  • susi

    thanks. interesting discussion and friendly atmosphere.

    3 · August 16

  • Jordan H. G.

    Thanks Andrew, Nathalia, the lady with the popsicles - great marketing idea - and the rest of the organizers for tossing another amazing event. Met some cool folks, saw some cool music tech, and heard some cool thoughts on the industry. I'm always looking for cool people with great ideas -- connect w/me [masked] or @jordanhgreen on Twitter.

    3 · August 16

  • Dylan R.

    Hey everyone! Had a great time at the event tonight. Thanks again to Andrew, Nathalia and everyone else who was a part of making tonight a huge success. If anyone wants to get in touch feel free to email me at [masked]. See you next time!

    3 · August 16

  • Mark B.

    Great opportunity to meet everyone and share ideas!! Looking forward to the next Meetup.

    3 · August 16

  • Karen E.

    So sorry I couldn't make it. Had to work and live in the west time hopefully! Hope it went well. :)

    August 16

  • Chris T.

    Is there a dress code?


    August 13

  • Bo S.

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation. Something urgent had come up. Wish you all great meetup

    August 16

  • markos

    Hey everyone,

    Was so happy to find a meetup like this but coming from Niagara Falls, I'm afraid I too also have a scheduling conflict. I will be at the next one for sure.


    August 16

  • Chris P.

    Looking like tonight's not going to come together for me! :( Hope to meet you all next go-round!

    August 16

  • Eric S.

    I was really looking forward to this event, but realize I have a schedule conflict (Case / Lang / Viers!) Have a great event!

    August 16

  • Mateo P.

    People, I hate to do this, again... I just had a project confirmed today, to start tomorrow. Unfortunately, I can't make it to this meetup... The life of a freelance engineer... *sigh* :'(

    August 15

  • Scott B.

    Hey everyone. I'm hoping to attend. I'm the CEO fo ScratchVox – a path-based digital note input system. Very wild stuff that allows incredible note articulation. Incidentaly we are hoping to be part of the next Den semester. See you all there.

    1 · August 13

  • Dylan R.

    Hey Everyone! A few of us from RedPine Music will be attending again; the last one was great! Feel free to seek me out any time and spark a conversation!

    2 · July 14

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