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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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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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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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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...
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Local Employees
chicago
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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
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.

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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bandwagon.fm
Consumer Web • Music

Find bands who will be playing near you and listen to their 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.

2
Local Employees
Wax.fm
eCommerce • Music

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

The Beet
eCommerce • Music

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

Chicago
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Zaptones
Music • Social Media

Zaptones is a new social network bringing music and photo sharing together in one place. Unlike other social networks, Zaptones allows you to post music quotes to photos enabling listening, sharing, and viewing in one place.

The combination of a photo and music quote is called a Zapshot. The web app has two main tabs (Quotes and Zapshots) giving...

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