Softening the Mental Health Space Through Music with Aaron Labbé

Episode Overview

“Once I realized that music was such a healing force for myself, I dug into that. Our goal and dream are to unlock every benefit that music can bring to the mental health space.”

Aaron Labbé is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of LUCID, an AI digital music therapy startup. He is a Canada Council award-winning artist with a background in psychoacoustics research & audio engineering.

After facing severe mental health battles in his youth, Aaron developed the initial concept for LUCID during his thesis in New Media and Computational Art at Ryerson University. LUCID is working to revolutionize mental health through the power of music and machine learning. Their mission is to transform music into medicine, and create a more empathetic approach to mental health care through personalized music-based interventions.

Aaron is the recipient of several Canada Council awards. He has guest lectured at Ryerson University, and spoken at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Dutch Design Week, Toronto Interior Design Show, and Wallifornia Music Tech.

This week’s episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, sponsored by Mastercard and Scotiabank,  is part of our mental health takeover for mental health awareness month! In this episode, we discuss unlocking the power of music to achieve positive mental health outcomes.

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