WHO IS CHRIS ERHARDT
Thank you for checking out my website! I'm Chris, a music enthusiast who happens to have co-founded one of the coolest music tech startups: Tunedly.
I grew up with two passions: Music and Basketball. I was born in a small town in Germany, where I grew up part of my childhood, learning how to play the Piano and playing Basketball for local teams.
At age 17, I moved to a small town in the Ozarks, spending my high school senior year in Lincoln, AR. After graduation, I moved to the Texas Panhandle to further my education in College. In my first year of college, I ended up being a red shirt on the college Basketball team due to an injury, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
During that time, I put my entire focus on my music career. I started writing songs, learned different DAWs and began collaborating with talented singers and musicians across the US.
After my studies in Texas, I moved back to Germany, writing and producing music for up and coming artists, helping them gain traction on a national level. After a short stint in Germany, I moved to Ireland, gaining firsthand experience in the startup world by helping young companies in different industries gain market traction, in sales and management roles, while continuing my music career.
At that time, I met Mylène, my business and life partner, and we combined our shared passion for startups and music by founding Tunedly.
In January 2016, I moved to Canada as only one of about 100 recipients of the Startup Visa Canada, a rarely issued permanent residency visa for entrepreneurs. Since arriving in Canada, I went through two nationally recognized business accelerators in the U.S., raised capital for Tunedly from US and Canadian investors, and helped over 400 songwriters record their music at the highest level possible.
I have also been called upon to fill the role of speaker at an increasing number of tech and music conferences, including CMW, several accelerator events, and coast to coast startup and music festivals in the US and Canada.
I now split my time between Austin and Toronto.
SOME OF THE ARTISTS AND COMPANIES
I'VE WORKED WITH
Joel Kibble - Grammy award winning American singer and Take 6 band member.
Franchise Direct - Pioneering lead generation platform for the franchise industry.
AJ Lewis - London-based professional singer, performer, and musical actor.
Natalie Ehrlich - Pop singer and performer. Contestant in DSDS (German version of American Idol).
Monice - 4th place finisher in German casting show: Deutschland sucht den Superstar.
GOOGLE - Multinational technology company specializing in internet-related products and services.