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101 Best Washington Music Companies and Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Washington based Music companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Music industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Washington Music Startups

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Roadie Music by Band Industries

Roadie Music by Band Industries

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Roadie Music is a music technology company building the next generation musicians’ toolkit.

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S!NG is a hesitation-free idea-sharing platform providing new groundbreaking technology services targeted for the music industry.

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Lively

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Lively is a developer of a mobile music platform used to download live recordings.

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Audiosocket

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Audiosocket is a music licensing and technology company that provides creative music licensing solutions for all media.

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8Stem

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8Stem allows smartphone users to practice the power of a sound engineer and DJ artist.

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Virtual Sonics

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Virtual Sonics offers software solutions for processing digital music files, recording, transmission, storage, retrieval, and reproduction.

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Brown Paper Tickets

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Event Registration and Ticketing Company

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Amazon Music

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Amazon Music is a music platform and online music store.

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PlayNetwork

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PlayNetwork is a company which provide creative strategy, original and curated content, distribution platforms, and consumer insights.

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Sound Transit

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Sound Transit is a company which plan, build & operate regional transit systems for Central Puget Sound

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Widevine Technologies

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Widevine provides digital media solutions for the delivery of digital entertainment to any device.

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Loud Technologies

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LOUD Technologies, Inc. is an American professional audio company.

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LOUD Audio

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LOUD Audio is a consumer goods manufacturing firm that develops, distributes & markets affordable professional audio products & systems.

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MediaNet

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Advanced global music technologies for data, catalog, licensing, and royalties.

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Sub Pop

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Sub Pop is a medium-sized independent record label that releases record albums and popularizes grunge music.

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Pretzel Tech

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Pretzel Tech is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms.

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SyncFloor

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SyncFloor is a marketplace of commercial music that can be used in movies.

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Quu Interactive

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Quu Interactive provides an online service enabling listeners to select and interact with radio content.

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The Stranger

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The Stranger is an alternatively weekly newspaper that covers news, reviews, arts, and culture.

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Workhouse Media

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A multi-platform talent & content management company for radio, television, literary representation, digital and film.

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Mackie

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Mackie is a developer and marketer of high quality, affordable professional audio systems with “Built-Like-A-Tank” reliability.

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tapTrax

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tapTrax offers an application that enables its users to discover, curate, and share music playlists with the other users.

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Maverick Label

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MaverickLabel.Com is the leading online labels company.

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Loudeye

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Loudeye provides digital media services that facilitate the distribution of media and entertainment for mobile and consumer electronics.

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Coda Music Technologies

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Coda Music specializes in performance based solutions for musicians.

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Kill Rock Stars

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Kill Rock Stars is a record label company.

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Glacer FM

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Glacer FM is the The #1 Global Internet Radio Station focusing on Unsigned and Independent Music in all genres

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VALHALLA DSP

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VALHALLA DSP offers digital reverb and analog-inspired delay plugins for musicians, engineers, and other creative audio artists.

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3diosound

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3Dio Microphones Accessories binaural, binaural Audio, 3D Sound, 3d microphone, 3d mic, 3d audio, binaural recording, binaural mic.

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Kitsap Regional Library

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Kitsap Regional Library serves 258000 residents through nine community libraries, online access to materials and services.

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Respect My Region

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Respect My Region is a online media platform.

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Materia Music

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Video game music rights

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Sigby

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Formerly known as Funnerator Enterprises

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Teatro Zinzanni

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Teatro Zinzanni is a cirque, comedy, and cabaret artists served up with a scrumptious multi-course meal.

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Tracktion

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Tracktion designs, manufactures and distributes music production tools.

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Light In The Attic Records

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Light in the Attic is a media and entertainment.

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Jaguar Audio Design

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Jaguar Audio Design seeks out music products that deliver the best combination of quality, performance, and value.

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Herding Cats

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Herding Cats is a Seattle-based cover band that provides live shows and music for individuals.

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KEXP 90.3 FM

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KEXP provides rich music experiences on the air, online, and on the streets.

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KPLU

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KPLU is a Seattle and the Northwest’s source for NPR News, Jazz and Blues.

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Washington Orthopedic Center

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Washington Orthopedic Center provides hospital and healthcare services.

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Startup Rocket

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Startup Rocket is a diverse group of artists, engineers, and business developers.

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xDJs

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We’re building Cardioid, an app that links Spotify with Instagram, Twitch, Bandcamp (and more!) for an artist-centric listening experience.

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Sonemic

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Sonemic is a brand new music discovery site from.

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LoudSwell

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Monetized Live Streaming

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Ninety9Lives

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Ninety9Lives is a content-creator focused record label dedicated to releasing royalty-free music

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Washington State Fair

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Washington State Fair is a state spring fair that organizes various musical events & concerts for entertainment purposes.

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Pacific Studio

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Pacific Studio is an entertainment company offering exhibit detail designing and metal fabrication services.

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Morgan Sound

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Morgan Sound is engaged in selling, renting, and servicing audio systems and equipment. They also provide production services.

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Lockstream

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Lockstream is a digital rights management technology for content such as ringtones, music and games on mobile phones.

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Josplay

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Josplay provides Music Consultancy and tailor-made playlists suited for luxury brands and hospitality businesses.

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Triad-Orbit

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Triad-Orbit offers multimedia accessories such as a tripod, microphone and other gear for sound professionals and enthusiasts.

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Exponential Entertainment

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Exponential Entertainment offers multiplatform services such as social games, widgets, and applications for fans of Hollywood movies.

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nexTune

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NexTune is a privately held corporation providing professional background music services and audio/video systems.

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KNKX

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KNKX is a public radio station that broadcast music, non-commercial news, and regional coverage.

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Echodio

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Echodio enables users to keep iTunes music libraries in sync, securely backed up, and streamable from anywhere.

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The 5th Avenue Theatre

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The 5th Avenue Theatre is a musical theatre company that creates musicals by bringing together passion and bigger than life productions.

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World Famous

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World Famous is a motion pictures and film company providing films, commercials, and music promos.

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Music Works Northwest

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Music Works Northwest is an educational organization that specializes in the training of music and provides musical therapy courses.

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The Vera Project

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The Vera Project is a nonprofit firm committed to fostering personal and community transformation through creative music and art.

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Black Market Creative

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Black Market Creative offers marketing, design, and PR services for the music industry.

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GT Recording

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GT RECORDING is a music production and recording company.

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Roland Cloud

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Roland Cloud is a cloud based suite of software synthesizers, drum machines and sampled instruments for creators.

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Otherworld Media

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Otherworld Media was founded in 1981 to create programming for public radio, television, and new media for children and families.

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Ximii

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Ximii is an independent application developing firm who develop applications for iOS and Android.

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TV Jones

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TV Jones is in the design and production of revolutionary, high-quality guitar pickups, as well as the finest guitars & pickups available.

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eMedia

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eMedia is a publisher of educational music software, DVDs, and apps.

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Kennedy Violins

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Kennedy Violins is a web store that delivers, markets, and rents violins, basses, cellos, guitars, string instruments, and accessories.

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Audiogalaxy

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Your music anywhere

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VZR, Inc.

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VZR, Inc. develops cutting edge audio technology with the goal of making great sound affordable.

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Warmoth Guitar Products

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Warmoth Guitar Products is an American manufacturer and distributor of electric guitar and bass parts.

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Zero Point Productions

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Zero Point Productions is a full service music production company for television and digital media.

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Warm Beach Camp & Conference Center

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Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center provides rental facilities and event planning services for the church, school and governmental groups.

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Swoon Records

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Swoon Records is a music service firm that provides music of various kinds that including synth-pop & glam rock.

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Evolane

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Invest in fractional music ownership through royalty-bearing NFTs

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cuddletunes

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Cuddletunes provides an MP3 teddy bear that plays any MP3 music, through Cloud Recorder, can record loving messages for the child to listen.

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Village Theatre

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Village Theatre is engaged in the production of musical theatres and youth education programs.

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570 KVI

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570 KVI is a commercial radio station that broadcasts podcasts, contests, events, and programs.

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The LeMarco Group

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The LeMarco Group is a creative agency that offers marketing and PR services for the fashion, music, television, and film sectors.

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MixMeister

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MixMeister creates innovative software tools for playing, producing and performing music mixes.

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KENNELLY KEYS MUSIC

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KENNELLY KEYS MUSIC is a musical instruments company.

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Folk Alley

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Folk Alley is 24/7 internet radio, streaming its unique blend of traditional folk, roots, Americana, contemporary singer, indie-folk, etc.

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Muze

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Muze is a provider of a cloud-based DJ simulator platform for bars and lounges.

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EarGames

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EarGames is an independent game studio founded in 2013 by 26 year game veteran Brian Schmidt.

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Ted Brown Music Company, Inc.

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Ted Brown Music is a family-owned company offering full line music instrument sales, rental, lessons and repair.

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KEXPlorer.com

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KEXPlorer.com is a site that helps enhance the listening experience of KEXP 90.3 FM. It helps you get more familiar with the great music

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Christian Copyright Solutions

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Christian Copyright Solutions provides onsite facilities music license, online streaming music license and educational resources.

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VFE Pedals

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VFE Pedals is a manufacturer of music electronic instruments company.

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Tubeify

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Tubeify offers web based music video player.

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Classical KING FM

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NBC, classical music. A commercial station owned by non-profit Classic Radio, which supports music-arts organizations in Seattle

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AudioTheme

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AudioTheme is a wordpress music themes and plugin provider for bands and musicians.

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Radio Hankook

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Radio Hankook is a radio station for the Korean people in Washington.

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Christian Copyright Licensing International

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CCLI enables real-time access to licensed Christian music and media while at once easing the burden of administration of copyright.

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Off the Wall

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Off the Wall is a music school that offers lessons on piano, guitar, drums, voice and violin along with rock band camps and workshops.

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Mike Lull Custom Guitars

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Mike Lull Custom Guitars is a manufacturer of hand-builds bass guitars and electric guitars.

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Band Industries

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Band Industries is a music technology that creates impactful innovations that enhance the lives of a musician.

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WebFives

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WebFives is a Developer of a software designed to create and share digital media.

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KXLE FM

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KXLE FM is a radio station playing musics of different ranges.

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Key Leaves

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Key Leaves offers saxophone and woodwind care products.

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Melodeo

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Melodeo delivers music and other media for the web and mobile devices.

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Philharmonia Northwest

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Philharmonia Northwest is a Seattle community chamber orchestra serving the Pacific NW classical music community.

Written by Mark Smith

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