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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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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.
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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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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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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
Playlist HQ
Consumer Web • Music

Generate YouTube and Spotify Playlists for Upcoming Concerts

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
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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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
Lesson Record
Music • Productivity
Lesson Record is the best way for teachers to keep track of lessons.
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.
5
Local Employees
Chicago
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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...

iconicast
Music • Digital Media

HueTunes is a new medium for creative expression that lets you paint in music

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.
Wax.fm
eCommerce • Music

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

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.