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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
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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.
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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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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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
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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5
Local Employees
GigFunder
Consumer Web • Music

I'm happy to announce the launch of GigFunder! We are a small, bootstrapped team based here in Chicago!

Music fans across the nation now have the opportunity to influence which concerts come to their town with today’s launch of GigFunder.com, the world’s first crowd-funded tour site that allows dedicated fans to raise funds to send their favorite...

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Local Employees
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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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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chicago
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Musician.com
Consumer Web • Music

Developer of a community and resource center for musicians.

Noted
Music • Social Media
Noted was started in January of 2014 by music fanatics Tim Welch and Ben Hewitt who realized that there was no good way to digitally facilitate the conversations about music they were already having. In order to solve this problem, they assembled a team to build a platform that could give people access to all of their favorite music, and connect...
5
Local Employees
Chicago
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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
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.
5
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Chicago
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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.
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.

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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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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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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