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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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
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
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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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Wax.fm
eCommerce • Music

Helps you find your favorite albums on vinyl both online and in the real world

DownBeats
Music • Retail

DownBeats is a lifestyle brand of high quality, convenient, and affordable hearing protection designed for concert-goers.  With the central goal of providing the optimal live audio experience for listeners, DownBeats strives to enhance the music experience before, during, and after, through physical products and digital interactions. 

3
Local Employees
Musician.com
Consumer Web • Music

Developer of a community and resource center for musicians.

Lesson Record
Music • Productivity
Lesson Record is the best way for teachers to keep track of lessons.
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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youphonic
Consumer Web • Music

Youphonic is the social platform for guitar players.

2
Local Employees
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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Rivet News Radio
Music • Mobile

Your world. Your news. Personalized and on-the-go.

Rivet Radio empowers you to create your own customized news radio experience, so you can hear the stories you want, when you want to hear them. Now you can personalize local, national, and international news so you can interact with your world while you’re at work, in the car, at the gym or at home....

Chicago
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MVP.com
eCommerce • Music
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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