What is Songistry?
Songistry Inc. is an AI powered data driven music technology company aimed at providing the best in class virtual and online tools for the entire music industry through its suite of services. Songistry products include: MDIIO (pronounced MID-ee_oh), MDIIO/U, MDXO, and our new AI powered sync licensing search engine hyprAUDIO.
hyprAUDIO is the first of its kind AI powered search engine exclusively designed to connect buyers and sellers of music for the express intent of facilitating music discovery, licensing and monetization of music for tv/ film, advertising and gaming. Songistry is currently supporting music creators and libraries globally with approximately 100k ready to license copyrights.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Justin Gray is a Canadian born, Los Angeles based Songwriter, Record Producer, Music Executive and Tech Entrepreneur. Over the years, Justin’s projects have sold in excess of 40 million copies, and more than 8 billion streams world-wide. He has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey, and John Legend.
Justin has won a Genie Award (Canada’s version of the Oscars) for “Best Song in A Motion Picture,” as well as a prestigious Canadian Radio Music Award for “Songwriter of the Year.” Justin is also featured on the 2014 cover of “Songwriter Magazine.”
Justin started Songistry to help Songwriters like himself make more money from Sync opportunities.
Chief Financial Officer
Jason Vandenberg brings a wealth of experience in growing companies to maximize their potential. With over 20 years of management experience, Jason has been involved in the substantial growth of multiple companies both organically and through the acquisition and integration of over 40 businesses. Jason was the Chief Financial Officer of ENTREC Corporation from 2011 until 2020. Prior to this Jason was CFO of Eveready Inc. and its predecessor companies until it was acquired by Clean Harbors in 2009. Prior to joining Eveready in 2005, Jason spent six years as an accountant with Grant Thornton and from 2010 until 2011 was the Vice President, Finance with Afexa Life Sciences Inc.
Chief Technology Officer
Bob Bryenton has over 35yrs of IT experience. He was an early adopter of AI writing Disease Guidance Systems for the U of A hospital, the Center for Stroke Research, Integris Heart Hospital and Victoria General. When Apple introduced the iPhone, he immediately created triage apps for the Disease Guidance Systems, an NIH Stroke Scale app and a Safety Ticket Registry app for the oilfield. He has managed project portfolios for Enbridge’s Major Projects division and the main 12.2m project for ATCO’s corporate website and online commerce. He is an accomplished developer, certified Project Manager, and IT solutions Architect.
Dabbling with the guitar and the mellophone, he is a huge fan of Mac MacAnally and been leading the development of the MDIIO platform since 2016.
Vice President, Strategy & Operations
Ryan Maule has been leading digital and tech partnerships for over 15 years. He studied Computer Science at Trent University in Canada, before beginning his career with Fortune 500 companies working in IT. He then transitioned to the telecoms industry, launching brands in Canada, before leading Business Development for Rogers Communications' (Canada's Largest Telecom Operator) Strategic Partners.
Ryan has since gone on to found a consulting agency for licensing in the Startup industry, founded his own start-up in Music-Tech called Trebba, and just prior to Songistry, lead technology innovation for SOCAN, a PRO in Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Songistry’s core business?
Songistry helps copyright holders host, and manage their songs on our MDIIO platform, and provides them with Sync Licensing opportunities through our hyprAUDIO music licensing search engine, all powered with AI. When licenses are placed via hyprAUDIO, Songistry takes a percentage of the placement fee.
How does Songistry charge for its services?
When songs are licensed via hyprAUDIO, there is a placement fee that is incurred by using our services. That fee is 20% of the total budget for the placement opportunity.
How is Songistry different from other companies in the space?
No other company operating in either catalogue management, file hosting, or as a sync placement platform combines the full stop features found in our MDIIO platform, or leverages AI to supercharge the process of adding metadata, and exposing those songs via a powerful search to aid discovery. Our platform is one-of-a-kind in the industry.
What is Sync Licensing?
Anytime you hear music in a TV Show, Movie, Advertisement, Video Game, or Youtube video, that music requires a license, in this case a "Sync License". hyprAUDIO makes it easier than ever before to discover, clear and license music. No other platform comes close.
Where is Songistry located?
The Songistry team is based all over the world. We believe in hiring the best people for the job no matter where they're based.
That being said our corporate headquarters is located at:
#200, 16011 116 Ave, Edmonton
T5M 3Y1, AB, Canada
Is Songistry a publicly traded company?
No, if you're interested in investing in Songistry, please see below.
Can I buy shares in Songistry?
If you are an accredited investor, you may be eligible to participate in our private equity round. Please contact our CFO, Jason Vandenberg, if you have any questions or interest with regards to this private offering.
If you are not an accredited investor, please have your investment advisor contact our CFO, Jason Vandenberg for further information.
When is the fiscal year end for Songistry?
Our fiscal year-end is August 31.
When was Songistry formed?
We were established by Justin Gray, the current President & CEO of Songistry, in 2014 and have realized tremendous growth since then.
How do I contact Songistry for investor related questions or updates?
Who are the Independent Auditors for Songistry?
1500, 640 - 5th Avenue SW
Who is our legal counsel?
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 1600, 421 7th Avenue SW
Calgary AB T2P 4K9