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54 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
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
+14
175
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
OpPop
Digital Media • Gaming
Remember old school Myspace Music? Similar to that, but modernized for an app with Spotify, Apple Music, etc. integration.
1
Local Employees
La Grange Park
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Memorable Inc.
Cloud • Consumer Web
Memorable creates state-of-the-art-timelines, with scanning services to digitize film, video, images, audio and syncing apps to backup and organize digital photos and videos on computers, tablets, and smartphones. The combination covers every capture technology since the mid 1800's and provides users with a complete timeline view of their life.

Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
+11
4
Local Employees
Northbrook
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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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Company Equity
+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
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.
14
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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
Location
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
Songfinch
Music • Retail
We craft an original song from your memories, experiences and feelings for you to share as a sincere and unique gift. Everyone has a great song inside them, but few people can bring it to life on their own. We curate a professional songwriter to produce a one-of-a-kind, radio-quality song that gives voice to all your heart’s unsung sentiments.
CHICAGO
Location
LP Marketplace
eCommerce • Music

LP Marketplace is the premiere international vinyl record marketplace. We're focused on helping sellers sell online with minimal friction from listing inventory to order management and customer service. 

We're currently looking for a well rounded third member to join our group and handle the business end of our company. We're looking for someone...

2
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
SerenadeMe
Consumer Web • Music

 

We are dedicated to producing unique songs that suit every occasion. We create and record every song especially according to customer input. Our team has diverse professional backgrounds in technology and personal pursuits in music and the arts. 

 

3
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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
Location
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
Location
Playlist HQ
Consumer Web • Music

Generate YouTube and Spotify Playlists for Upcoming Concerts

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
tweewoo
Music • Mobile

Tweewoo.com is the #1 independent social music network offering emerging independent artists & bands the ability to sell, share, fund and broadcast their live music events to fans anywhere using our amped up website & mobile apps.

At Tweewoo anyone can access exclusive music and listen to over 20 different genres, stream 22,300 tracks, and play 5...

2
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Noted
Music • Social Media
Noted was started in January of 2014 by music fanatics Tim Welch and Ben Hewitt who realized that there was no good way to digitally facilitate the conversations about music they were already having. In order to solve this problem, they assembled a team to build a platform that could give people access to all of their favorite music, and connect...
5
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Music United
Music • Social Media

MusicUnited.com allows musicians and content creators to manage and grow an online presence in less time, while realizing better results engaging fans across multiple social networks. 

Check it out at musicunited.com!

Chicago
Location
Bandwith
Consumer Web • Music
NewAppetite
Music • Digital Media
We’re building NewAppetite to help showcase up-and-coming artists and tracks alongside the trendsetting fans who find them first. And we don’t think recommendation algorithms can do that. We prefer humans to robots. There’s an insane amount of unknown, unsigned talent online getting lost in the social fray. We definitely don’t do Billboard, or even...
1
Local Employees