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53 Companies
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...

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.

 

Switches+Strings w...

5
Local Employees
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.

Chicago
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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
Location
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
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...
1
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
Location
Music United
Music • Social Media

MusicUnited.com allows musicians and content creators to manage and grow an online presence in less time, while realizing better results engaging fans across multiple social networks. 

Check it out at musicunited.com!

Chicago
Location
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
Location
MVP.com
eCommerce • Music
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
bandwagon.fm
Consumer Web • Music

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

SongMint
Consumer Web • Music

SongMint is a music request and feedback platform that allows listeners to interact with talk and music radio station hosts through desktop and mobile devices.

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
Location
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
Location
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
FLIG, LLC
Music
The FLIG Music App connects an industry-curated network of musicians, vocalists, DJs, and bands, with Chicago event and wedding planners. The app facilitates artist-to-planner communication, simplifies the booking (RFP) process, and expedites payments via safe and secure processing services.
3
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Arthur Allen Zdrinc
Other • Music

I am a professional freelance Artist. I create custom Fine Art... Any style, Any medium, Any size, and with Any subject matter. Whether it's a mural for your office space, or a family portrait for your home, please call me anytime so we can discuss the details. 

I am also the drummer in the performing band Sioum, based out of Chicago. Thirdly my...

1
Local Employees
Hainesville
Location
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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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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