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53 Companies
Reverb
eCommerce • Music
Since launching in 2013, Reverb has grown into the world’s most popular music gear site, connecting millions of people around the world to the gear and the inspiration they need to make music. Our growing team comes to work each day to make Reverb the best place for musicians and music lovers to buy, sell, and learn about music gear.

Disability Insurance
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Health Insurance Benefits
+14
175
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
AccuRadio
Consumer Web • Music
AccuRadio is one of the world's leading brands of personalizable online radio, specifically designed to showcase the potential of this exciting medium! With over a million monthly unique users, we've been the fastest-growing webcaster in America for the past two calendar years.
10
Local Employees
Chicago
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Trala
Edtech • Mobile
Trala is building a violin learning app that teaches anyone how to play. We have Juilliard-approved lessons powered by signal processing that listens to users play their real violins and gives instant feedback on every mistake. Our users are ages 7 to 70 and live in rural Montana, Syria, tiny Pacific islands, Hong Kong, and of course, Chicago!

Dental Benefits
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+6
3
Local Employees
Chicago
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Strum86
Music • Social Media
Strum86 gives you a list of 6 people in your immediate area that all have the same taste in music and media as you. Walk two blocks down the street, a different six people show up. Send actual songs in messages to them, search the largest collection of audio in the world, and press a button to find all the events around you.
Chicago
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FLIG Music
Music
The FLIG Music App is a platform connecting an industry-curated network of musicians, vocalists, DJs, and bands with Chicago wedding and event planners. The app features a simple RFP process, immediate matches, an open-budget platform, and safe and secure Braintree/PayPal processing services.
3
Local Employees
Chicago
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Chicago Hustles Magazine
Fashion • Music
Chicago Hustles Magazine is an independent magazine produced by a creative duo that shares the passionate stories of artists and entrepreneurs located in Chicago. In a city like Chicago with so much constantly going on, it often takes a lot of hustle to pursue one’s dreams. We have heard so many...
4
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
FLIG, LLC
Music
FLIG connects an industry-curated network of musicians, vocalists, DJs, and bands, with Chicago event, meeting, and wedding planners. The FLIG Music app facilitates artist-to-planner communication, simplifies the booking (RFP) process, and expedites payments. With comprehensive client features, FLIG introduces fresh innovation to the music industry
3
Local Employees
Chicago
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Playlist HQ
Consumer Web • Music

Generate YouTube and Spotify Playlists for Upcoming Concerts

youphonic
Consumer Web • Music

Youphonic is the social platform for guitar players.

2
Local Employees
Groove & Grain
Music • Other

At Groove & Grain, we firmly believe that the Internet is a wonderful thing, but that life is best experienced offline. Music makes life richer, even more so when it's tactile and spinning at 45 revolutions per minute. Beer brings people together, made all the more satisfying when brewed by you and shared with friends. 

We're here to give you a...

1
Local Employees
The New FM
Music
The New FM crowdsources music fans to find the best indie music. We guarantee exposure for all artists and give the power of the vote to the music fan. We organize the top voted music and let fans sample & purchase music directly from the artist. We share 80% of the sales with the artist. We also offer free streaming with no ads to our...
2
Local Employees
Zaptones
Music • Social Media

Zaptones is a new social network bringing music and photo sharing together in one place. Unlike other social networks, Zaptones allows you to post music quotes to photos enabling listening, sharing, and viewing in one place.

The combination of a photo and music quote is called a Zapshot. The web app has two main tabs (Quotes and Zapshots) giving...

Chicago
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Arthur Allen Zdrinc
Other • Music

I am a professional freelance Artist. I create custom Fine Art... Any style, Any medium, Any size, and with Any subject matter. Whether it's a mural for your office space, or a family portrait for your home, please call me anytime so we can discuss the details. 

I am also the drummer in the performing band Sioum, based out of Chicago. Thirdly my...

1
Local Employees
Hainesville
Location
NextRadio
Music • Mobile
NextRadio is a unique app that combines broadcast radio with the internet to create a hybrid radio interactive listening experience on FM enabled smartphones and automotive dashboards.
19
Local Employees
Chicago
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Indie Ex
News + Entertainment • Music
Indie Ex with the power of Exact Timer Technology offers a way for the viewer to sample new content, while giving the independent artist a way to monetize their content: Offers the viewer the option to sample content at 15 second intervals ("Tics") Gives the artist control over setting the viewing rate for their video performance...
4
Local Employees
chicago
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Patron21
Music • Social Media

Patron21 is a tool to help artists and creatives establish continuous funding. With patron subscriptions, fans can support artists on an ongoing basis and artists can continuously release new work directly to supporters. With Patron21, artists can finally build financial stability for their art careers.

Chicago
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Master Kings LLC
Music • Digital Media
Master Kings is an independent hybrid marketing and development firm, offering all aspects of digital media, song production, and artist development. Our mission is to provide exceptional professional consulting, branding, and production services to artists and corporations across a wide range of the entertainment, music, and film industries.
5
Local Employees
CHICAGO
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Jammber
Music
Jammber offers three core platforms to 'Make Way For Music'. Our Talent site is a networking platform for musicians and music industry professionals. Our BackOffice allows collaboration and project management for any size project or event. Jammber mobile application automates auxiliary tasks associated with projects for each team member.
Chicago
Location
Groovebug
Music • Mobile

Groovebug is a personalized rich media music magazine and discovery engine designed specifically for the iPad. It helps you connect with, and follow your favorite artists while discovering new ones along the way. 

Groovebug uses cutting edge technology to harnesses the vast universe of music related content in the cloud and ties it to your music...

3
Local Employees
Soundsupply
eCommerce • Music

10 albums. 10 days. 15 dollars. www.soundsupp.ly

The internet's first music bundle, airlifting mass quantities of high quality music and digitally dropping it to you for a ridiculous price.

Curated to perfection. 
Digitally delivered.

Chicago
Location

Music Jobs in Chicago

Bilingual Music Gear Customer Engagement Specialis…

Reverb
Chicago
1 day ago
+15
Assisting customers with day-to-day needs through email, chat, and phone. Added flexibility and availability to respond to live inquiries from Spanish speaking customers over chat. Handling queue of Spanish specific customer voicemails and emails. Brokering resolution in the event of disputes between buyers and sellers. Leveraging content, self-help articles, Reverb features, and your knowledge of our policies and procedures to recruit new buyers and sellers to the site. Keeping a constant, vigilant eye on all site activity. A myriad of other tasks that come with a startup environment and a rapidly growing business.

Music Gear Customer Engagement Specialist

Reverb
Chicago
3 days ago
+15
Reverb.com is looking for a genuine music-gear obsessive to help moderate our rapidly expanding community of musicians. We live for our customers and their success stories, which is why we empower our Customer Engagement Specialists to flex their creative muscles to come up with innovative solutions tailored to our users specific cases. Our customer engagement team supports all users as they buy and sell on the site, arbitrating disputes between different users, and working to prevent fraudulent and suspicious activity. 

Staff Accountant

Reverb
Chicago
5 days ago
+15
Reverb.com is looking for an ambitious Accounting Associate to support day-to-day and month-end responsibilities of the finance department. Excellent organizational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good personable relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, is reliable, committed to consistently meeting deadlines and willing to

Accounting Manager

Reverb
Chicago
1 week ago
+15
Reverb.com is looking for an outstanding Accounting Manager to help drive our day-to-day accounting, financial, and reporting processes. Key duties include leading parts of the monthly and quarterly close processes, managing AR and AP processes, performing balance sheet account analyses, supporting annual audits, and developing staff accountants. We're a lean team which allows for a lot of project ownership, collaboration, and the ability to make real impact on the business. As a growing and evolving company, accounting & finance is very experimental here! We're looking for analytical thinkers with creative ideas who can go beyond the numbers and think critically about the business. 

Full-Stack Engineer

Reverb
Chicago
1 week ago
+15
Building the Reverb core Rails app and refactoring existing code to higher quality standards. Developing public facing and internal JSON APIs (we use Grape and Go to build these). Having a deep understanding of your chosen languages and frameworks, enough to understand and make tradeoffs. Participating in pairing sessions, code reviews, and researching things independently. Being more than an engineer - a product owner who wants to interact with customers, break down large problems, help set your own priorities, and follow up on the performance of your features to know how they impact customers directly.
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