As TOKiMONSTA, Grammy-nominated producer Jennifer Lee has charted a fascinating career over the past decade. She is one of the most revered music producers as a pioneer of the seminal 2010 era “L.A. Beat Scene,” but also as a world class performer ranking as one of the top 100 DJs worldwide. From her 2010 debut albumMidnight Menu to her most recent 2020 album Oasis Nocturno, her entire discography has drawn critical praise from NPR, BBC, LATimes, NY Times, DJ Mag, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork and more. As it stands, her list of collaborators include Anderson Paak, Earthgang, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yuna, Zhu, Bibi Bourelly,The Drums, VanJess and more. She has gone on to remix artists such as Sia, Beck, Duran Duran, Portugal. The Man, Disclosure, Odesza, Ólafur Arnalds, and more.
Toki has now entered the world of tech having cofounded a music tech start up by the name of “Sona.” The aim of Sona is to democratize music streaming for artists in a world where the pay per stream is not adequate for a musician’s cost of living. The protocol and platform will reconstruct the scaffolding of music streaming so that audiences still have access to all the music they desire, while allowing artist’s payout to equate to what they truly deserve. In 2022, Sona raised approximately 7 million in funding and is in development. The company is aiming for a mid-2023 launch.
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