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53 Companies
Reverb.com
eCommerce • Music
Since launching in 2013, Reverb.com 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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+14
175
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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+6
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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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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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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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
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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Local Employees
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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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
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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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youphonic
Consumer Web • Music

Youphonic is the social platform for guitar players.

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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...
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...

Playlist HQ
Consumer Web • Music

Generate YouTube and Spotify Playlists for Upcoming Concerts

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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Lesson Record
Music • Productivity
Lesson Record is the best way for teachers to keep track of lessons.
Chicago
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Musician.com
Consumer Web • Music

Developer of a community and resource center for musicians.

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.
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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.

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.

Music Jobs in Chicago

Chief Marketing Officer

Reverb.com
Chicago
1 day ago
+15
We’re seeking a Chief Marketing Officer who can take our brand and creative and implement a global growth strategy with our in-house team. We’re looking for a data-driven, analytical leader who can experiment and take calculated risks while promoting the brand our customers have come to love. Our current audience is comprised of 100+ million users and we are on pace to do $900 million in GMV next year.

Software Engineer II - React / ReactNative

AccuRadio
Chicago
4 days ago
AccuRadio is one of Chicago's fastest growing tech firms, featuring online music streaming of over 975 personalizable channels including rock, pop, jazz, classical, and more.   We are expanding our technology services team with an additional Software Engineer position. With an existing infrastructure in place and new product development underway, we are looking for flexible, experienced engineers and engineering leaders with a passion for music

Staff Accountant

Reverb.com
Chicago
1 week ago
+15
Reverb.com is looking for an ambitious Accounting Associate to support day-to-day and month-end responsibilities of the finance department. Excellent organizational skills and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as good personable relations and the ability to communicate clearly. The ideal candidate for this position is a skilled multi-tasker, is reliable, committed to consistently meeting deadlines and willing to “roll-up their sleeves.”
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