Monstercat (previously Monstercat Media) is an EDM record label based out of Vancouver, Canada. Mike Darlington, CEO, and Ari Paunonen, COO, founded Monstercat in July of 2011.
Unlike other labels that sign artists to exclusive label deals, Monstercat signs their artists on a per-track basis, giving them full copyright to a song while still giving the artist freedom to release other productions where they see fit.
Originally, Monstercat released three new tracks per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with an hour-long podcast every Tuesday (entitled Call of the Wild, previously Monstercat Podcast). After thirty original singles, Monstercat unveiled a major collaboration of veteran Monstercat artists - these 31 songs and an album mix are then made into a compilation album.
Recently, with the inclusion of Monstercat Instinct, Monstercat uploads songs for Uncaged on Mondays and Thursdays, Instinct on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Call of the Wild is released every Wednesday. The number of songs released was decided by Instinct Vol. 1, which had 40 tracks & 2 album mixes. That is the set amount for future compilation albums at this time.
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