Stem-separation startup Audioshake has another feather in its cap this month: it’s the winner of the Music Tectonics conference’s Swimming with Narwhals startups competition.

It’s the second such win this year for the US-based company, having also won the Wallifornia Music Tech Pitch contest in July.

Audioshake was one of four startups pitching at Music Tectonics, alongside Opnr, Tuney and Viktrs.

The startup has developed technology to separate out the stems from music tracks, even if the original recordings are not available.

As CEO Jessica Powell explained when we interviewed her for a profile of the company in February, Audioshake sees this technology as key for artists and labels who want to create remixes and mash-ups, as well as explore new platforms like TikTok, and a range of sync opportunities.

“We started AudioShake to help power the next wave of music experiences and help artists make more money for their work, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response and customer adoption,” said Powell this week.

“I also hope Audioshake’s Swimming with Narwhals win also encourages other female founders to apply to startup competitions.”

It’s the third year for Music Tectonics’ startup competition, and all three winners – the previous two were Fave and Biiah (formerly known as The Choral Hub) – were founded by women.

“We’re all aware of how few women compared to men received investment,” said conference director Dmitri Vietze. “Our winners make an undeniable statement about the high-caliber tech talent and ideas out there.”

Audioshake is also a finalist in Music Ally SI:X, our own global showcase, contest and mentorship support program for music-tech startups.

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