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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.
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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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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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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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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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Tuning Bell Studios LLC
Software • Music

Tuning Bell Studios LLC is a small independent software vendor headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A unique company of experienced musicians, educators, and software developers, Tuning Bell strives to bring leading-edge instructional technology to a mobile device near you.

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Local Employees
Albuquerque
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bandwagon.fm
Consumer Web • Music

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

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...

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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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.

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...
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Local Employees
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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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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Jammber
Music
Jammber simplifies paperwork and payment processing for the $250 billion dollar entertainment industry. Our 3 core platforms include: a talent networking platform for music industry professionals, BackOffice, for collaboration and management of any project, and a mobile application automating auxiliary tasks for team members.
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Local Employees
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
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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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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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.

Our Label
Consumer Web • Music

 

OurLabel turns a crowd of music fans into music talent scouts, record executives, and promoters. With the promotional support of the community of fans, and the professional support of OurLabel, musicians have the opportunity to expand their fan base, fund their recording projects, and produce and promote their music. The site merges the best...