Centerview Partners + SongDivision
When Centerview Partners decide to go big, they go BIG! Recently, this leader in investment banking sought out SongDivision to unite its global teams around company purpose and core values. This wasn’t just any virtual session, however. SongDivision devised a massive 12-team virtual battle of the bands (Song Slam) and a celebratory Virtual Happy Hour to help Centerview achieve its goals.
Each team worked individually with SongDivision’s top musicians around the globe to write an original song representative of Centerview and worthy of taking home bragging rights. All 12 songs were then professionally recorded by SongDivision and each was set to video using footage from the sessions. When it was time for the song battle, over 350 Centerview team members gathered on Zoom and settled in to enjoy the fun!
The session, hosted by SongDivision rock stars — Benji Harris (toured with Cassadee Pope, Brooks & Dunn), Angus Clark (Cher, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), MiG Ayesa (INXS, Rock of Ages), and John Lombardo (toured with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins) — included guest judges from Centerview doing their best Simon Cowell impressions as they rated each tune on a scale of 1 to 10. With the field narrowed down to 2, it was Group 4 and the song they wrote with SongDivision’s Tom Billington (The Killers, Depeche Mode) that took away top honors.
To celebrate, the entire Centerview team was treated to a high-energy virtual happy hour — SongDivision’s virtual variety show featuring comedy, meaningful discussions, rock & roll trivia and even more original songwriting. Everyone had a blast as Zoom’s gallery view filled with laughs and cheers. This was an epic event to remember and one that both Centerview and SongDivision will fondly remember for a long time coming.
“This was absolutely PHENOMENAL! Everyone is still talking about the event… truly wonderful! Thank you and your entire team, they were all outstanding.” Centerview Partners