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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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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.
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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...
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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.
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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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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.
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snapAsong
Music • Mobile

Our company, snapAsong is developing an iphone app to provide users with the soundtrack to their lives. With snapAsong, people will be able to take a picture while identifying the background music right from their smartphones. We believe there is demand in the market for creating a platform that combines music, photos and networking into one...

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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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Bandwith
Consumer Web • Music
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.

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Local Employees
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
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Musician.com
Consumer Web • Music

Developer of a community and resource center for musicians.

Soundoff.fm
Consumer Web • Music

SoundOff.fm is for musicians and music lovers alike. As voters unearth new music, artists gain the exposure they need. It

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Local Employees
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.
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...
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Local Employees
iconicast
Music • Digital Media

HueTunes is a new medium for creative expression that lets you paint in music

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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Bands.com
eCommerce • Music

Bands.com is the last site your band will ever need. Now all of your social media updates, your music sales, and your website are in one spot; an all-encompassing site that practically runs itself.

GigScout
Music • Mobile

Experience a totally new way to discover local live music. Visualize the shows nearby on the interactive map then filter by genre to see only what matches your tastes. Buy tickets, share details with friends and even preview songs! Find live music you didn't know was happening and upgrade your night.
 

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Chicago
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The Beet
eCommerce • Music

Connected device for Turntables so you can listen to vinyl over any wireless speaker system, without losing sound quality.

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