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52 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.

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+14
175
Local Employees
Chicago
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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!

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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
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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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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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Our Label
Consumer Web • Music

 

OurLabel turns a crowd of music fans into music talent scouts, record executives, and promoters. With the promotional support of the community of fans, and the professional support of OurLabel, musicians have the opportunity to expand their fan base, fund their recording projects, and produce and promote their music. The site merges the best...

Switches+Strings
Music • Retail

Switches+Strings redefines the way musicians create. We're here to roll up our sleeves, turn it up loud, and usher in a new model for a new era in music. Our mission is to be a musician’s most valuable friend, and we’re passionate about providing quality service and quality gear, empowering you to create your music on your terms.

 

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5
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
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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
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Gigity.TV
Music
Our mission is to create an internet television network of live streaming from music clubs, comedy theaters, and other venues of entertainment. At the venues, we install the cameras & gear, and from our offices in Chicago, we build the applications that automate the live streaming, video archiving, promotions, monetization (with pay per view and...
Chicago
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Downwrite
Music
Downwrite is the premiere place for custom songs from your favorite artists. Not to mention, the premiere place for songwriters to connect with fans in a unique way and make extra cash.
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
GigFunder
Consumer Web • Music

I'm happy to announce the launch of GigFunder! We are a small, bootstrapped team based here in Chicago!

Music fans across the nation now have the opportunity to influence which concerts come to their town with today’s launch of GigFunder.com, the world’s first crowd-funded tour site that allows dedicated fans to raise funds to send their favorite...

2
Local Employees
Chicago
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GearTrack
Music

GearTrack has a simple but ambitious aim: Reduce music gear theft and increase chances of recovery by connecting buyers and sellers in the used instrument market with the eyes of the entire music community. Get your gear in order now, and check our growing database of legitimately owned and stolen instruments before you buy.

2
Local Employees
Lesson Record
Music • Productivity
Lesson Record is the best way for teachers to keep track of lessons.
Chicago
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MVP.com
eCommerce • Music
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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Jammber
Music
Jammber simplifies paperwork and payment processing for the $250 billion dollar entertainment industry. Our 3 core platforms include: a talent networking platform for music industry professionals, BackOffice, for collaboration and management of any project, and a mobile application automating auxiliary tasks for team members.
5
Local Employees
Chicago
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