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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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CHICAGO
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youphonic
Consumer Web • Music

Youphonic is the social platform for guitar players.

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Local Employees
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
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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SongMint
Consumer Web • Music

SongMint is a music request and feedback platform that allows listeners to interact with talk and music radio station hosts through desktop and mobile devices.

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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Local Employees
Jamernot
Music • Mobile

Jamernot is a music discovery app that connects you with artists around you. It's your chance to be a music scout. Jamernot uses geolocation of music and fan proximity to make the experience local. The content is streamed from the artist's SoundCloud page. Each piece of music is judged by the user with a like or a dislike with the swipe to the...

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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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...

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Local Employees
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...

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Chicago
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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
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
Soundslice
Consumer Web • Music

The best way to learn music from YouTube videos.

Soundslice lets you sync tabs with video so you can see (and hear!) them in real time. Gone are the days of ASCII art approximations.

Wax.fm
eCommerce • Music

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