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Chris Erhardt

Founder,
SongCat
Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Chris Erhardt was born in September 1987 about two hours north of Frankfurt in Germany where he spent his childhood. At age nine, Chris started developing an interest in music and started playing the piano. Later, he ventured out on his own to see the world and arrived in the US as an exchange student.

After graduating from high school in Arkansas, he moved on to College near Amarillo, TX. “We had great music facilities on campus which encouraged me to train my piano skills further and soon after, I started writing and producing music for singers across the US.” Chris says.

After his college years, he returned to Germany for a brief moment. There he continued producing music for local and national artists, some of whom went on to great success within Germany and internationally.
Looking for new challenges, Chris moved to Ireland where he spent the next 3 years. In Dublin, Chris continued working on music but also got introduced into the startup scene. Musically, he produced and wrote music for one of London’s West End most prestige musical actors who starred in pieces such as Thriller Live and Jerry Springer The Opera. Besides his involvement on the creative side, Chris also co-managed some amazing, chart topping talents from Dublin.

In the summer of 2014, his partner Mylene and him decided to take on the entrepreneur path and founded their own company. Chris recalls: “It was tough to begin with but an experience we wouldn’t want to trade for anything in the world.” In order to bootstrap their businesses, they moved to the Canary Islands to save on living expenses. It paid off, after only one year, they managed to sell one of their businesses to a Florida based Corporation and grew their main business, SongCat, to a household name in online music production services. Today, Chris is based in Canada mostly in Prince Edward Island and the Greater Toronto Area.

To find out more about Chris please visit http://chriserhardt.com