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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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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.
Chicago
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NextRadio
Music • Mobile
NextRadio is a unique app that combines broadcast radio with the internet to create a hybrid radio interactive listening experience on FM enabled smartphones and automotive dashboards.
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Local Employees
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.

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

2
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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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.

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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.
5
Local Employees
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...
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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. 

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Local Employees
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...
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Chicago
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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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Chicago
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New Appetite
Music • Social Media
NewAppetite.com is a way to buck mainstream music trends. We are an interactive music promotion and discovery collective where users get rewarded for promoting independent music and artists they think deserve attention. You can add your favorite independent songs to the site--nothing too popular, or our filters will catch it--or just browse our...
bandwagon.fm
Consumer Web • Music

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

Bandwith
Consumer Web • Music