101 Best New York City Music Companies and Startups

July 24, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best New York City 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

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Top New York City Music Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Triller

Triller

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Triller is an AI-powered music video app that enables anyone to make professional videos, effortlessly.

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Splice provides a technology platform for music creators that streamlines the process of creating and sharing music.

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AuDIGENT

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Audigent is a next-generation DMP and a first-of-a-kind “data agency” comprised of exclusive entertainment, sports, and lifestyle audiences.

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Audiomack

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Audiomack is music sharing and discovery made easy.

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Whistle

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Whistle is a global sports and entertainment company that creates, curates, and distributes positive brand safe original content.

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Complex

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Complex is an online magazine that features articles about music, styles, pop culture, sports, and sneakers.

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Pond5

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Pond5 is the world’s largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace that helps filmmakers fulfil their creative vision.

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Stationhead

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A social radio platform for hosts, listeners, and friends to connect with music streaming and live talk.

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Superfly

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Superfly is an entertainment company and creative agency with offices in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago.

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88rising

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88rising is a record label, management company, and producer of digital content catering to the Asian millennial market.

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turntable.fm

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Turntable.fm brings the social value of music to the digital music experience by letting people experience and discover music together.

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Sounder.fm

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Sounder.fm is a platform that helps audio creators manage, market, and measure their audio content.

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Amper Music

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Amper is an artificial intelligence composer, performer, and producer that creates unique music, tailored to any content, instantly.

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Mass Appeal

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Mass Appeal is a company documenting the cultural convergence of art, music, skate, and fashion.

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VNUE

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Vnue operates as a live entertainment music technology company that records and releases live concerts.

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Sony Music Entertainment

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Sony Music is a United States music corporation owned and operated by Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate

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Neon Music Network NMN TRENDS

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Neon Music Network is a social networking platform for users to exchange music.

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Breaker (SingularDTV)

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A decentralized global distribution platform empowers artists with a fairer, transparent monetization model through blockchain technology.

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indify

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indify is a music marketplace that connects talent with opportunities.

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Warner Music Group

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Warner Music Group is a music company with the interests of recording and publishing music and artist services.

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Scratch Music Group

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Scratch Music Group provides education and access to the dynamic art form of the DJ and producer.

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MusicXray

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MusicXray connects musicians and songwriters directly with industry professionals, and markets opportunities for their music.

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CoVenture Holding Company LLC

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CoVenture provides equity and/or debt financing to tech-enabled companies in areas such as financial services, media, and platform economies

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TouchTunes Interactive Networks

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TouchTunes Networks is an entertainment platform providing end-to-end solutions including hardware, software and network operations.

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Radiate

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Radiate is a mobile app that connects people going to the same music festival as one another.

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Kobalt

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Kobalt is a music services company that offers alternative to traditional music business models.

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Def Jam Recordings

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Def Jam Recordings is a music company.

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Next Big Sound

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Next Big Sound is an online music analytics platform tracking artists’ popularity and profitability across major social networks.

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Popdust

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Popdust is a music company creating and releasing episodic original video content.

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Oda

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Oda offers live music experience for homes with its preordered speakers.

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Bkstg

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Bkstg develops and operates an online platform connecting artists and music enthusiasts.

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Roc Nation

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Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company that specializes in social, music, and media industry.

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eko

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eko is media and technology company pioneering a new medium in which stories told in live action video are shaped by viewers as they unfold.

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TIDAL

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TIDAL is a music and entertainment platform that creates connects artists and fans, giving them exclusive access to high-profile content.

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Qello

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Qello is a multi-platform social syndication service that allows users to stream HD film and entertainment content.

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Spreaker

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Spreaker is a platform for creating, distributing and monetizing Spoken Word audio.

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TSG Entertainment

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TSG is a multifaceted agency specializing in management, development and production in the global entertainment industry.

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Sirius XM

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Sirius XM is a satellite radio broadcasting company providing satellite radio and online radio services.

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Scream BOX

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Scream BOX is a subscription horror movie channel.

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BollyX

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BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world.

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Audiam

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Audiam is an online service allowing artists to make money off YouTube videos that contain their music.

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DRIP

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DRIP is a subscription-based music service that allows labels to send subscribers every album release via e-mail for a flat monthly fee.

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Playground Sessions

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Playground Sessions helps people learn how to play the piano through interactive video tutorials, real-time feedback, and social features.

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DVG Studio Records

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Record Label

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Shutterstock

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Shutterstock offers an online platform that enables its users to find and buy images, vectors, videos, and music.

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Spring Moves

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Spring Moves is a fitness startup that uses music, technology, and the power of community to create better workout experiences.

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City Winery

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City Winery is a winery and music club.

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TeRra Han Fashion Collection

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TeRra Han Fashion Collection, Music Inspired.

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Poly Music

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Poly Music is a publisher that preserves and reproduces global heritable music in the world.

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Lessonface

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Lessonface connects students to great teachers for live music and language lessons.

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WordCollections

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WordCollections is a digital radio collection for comedians and other spoken-word performers.

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Cuttime, Inc.

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Music and Brands. Quantified and Connected.

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Rebelation

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Rebelation is a music streaming platform that builts around the concepts of deep personalization and ease of use.

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TeRra Magazine

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Globally, Premium Arts and Cultural Magazine

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Livestage

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Livestage is a 360° digital platform for live music that streams concerts live and on-demand with a spectrum of interactive features.

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Animoto

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Animoto allows users to create professional-quality video.

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SipSip

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Music, Made Social.

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MAC Presents

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MAC Presents is a music experiential agency connecting artists, brands, and fans.

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Mibblio

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Mibblio develops music apps for children, such as the flagship Mibblio app, which is like a Garageband for toddlers.

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UniqueSound

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UniqueSound is the first platform for composers and sound creatives to showcase their work and get hired.

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Just Sing It

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Just Sing It is a smartphone app enabling users to sing and share songs on Facebook and Twitter.

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Radeeus

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Radeeus is a mobile app that lets users listen to music in real-time with anyone, wherever they are.

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MyStream

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MyStream is a Patented Cloud Platform providing live sync directly between devices, enabling entirely new dynamic functionalities wirelessly

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Backstage

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Backstage is an online platform enabling actors to find career advice and casting information.

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Manoke

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Manoke is a music/learning app that is the fastest growing repository of Bollywood tabs and scores. As of 2018 Manoke is growing in the US.

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Section 101

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Section 101 is a website platform for the music, entertainment and advocacy industries.

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Xylo

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Shoot, mix, and share short multi-track music videos with the Xylo app.

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Rolling Stone

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Rolling Stone is an online publication platform that features reviews and articles related to online music, pop culture, and politics.

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Bandsintown

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Bandsintown is a free concert discovery app for concert-goers and touring artists. It was acquired by Cellfish/Bandsintown Group in 2011.

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iHeartRadio

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iHeartRadio is a digital radio service that enables its users to listen to their favorite live stations or create custom stations.

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Einhorn’s Epic Productions

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Einhorn’s Epic Productions is an entertainment creative house

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Curiously

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Curiously is reimagined dating for music lovers.

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4chan

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4chan is an image-based bulletin board where users can post comments and share images.

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Weston Swinger Media Holdings Inc.

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A fully functional Media company dealing in Film, TV, Event Planning via Commercials space and Full Production.

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ABC Entertainment

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ABC is a media company that develops, produces, and distributes entertainment content on television and online.

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Songtrust

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Songtrust is a digital rights management solution enabling song writers and artists to manage their music publishing and related rights.

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Thefuture.fm

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Thefuture.fm is a cloud-based internet radio station monetizing mixed audio content curated by DJs and recorded live at clubs and events.

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Primary Wave

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Primary Wave is a provider of full service entertainment company with expertise in talent, literary and music management.

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Vevo

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Vevo is an all-premium music video and entertainment platform.

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Global Grind

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Global Grind is a digital media company that offers a platform featuring hip hop-related content that users can submit, vote and comment on.

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HELLO STAGE

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HELLO STAGE is the online community for classical music professionals

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HIFI

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HIFI is a financial rights organization for the music industry.

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Universal Mind TV (public benefit corporation)

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Electronic Music Television. Awakening happiness.

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SoundSpace

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The SoundSpace platform lets musicians easily find and book studio time, anywhere in the world. Acquired by Private Equity Firm in 2016.

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Gigzolo

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Gigzolo is a platform for finding and booking musicians, photographers and other artists for private events.

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InternetDJ.com

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InternetDJ was founded in 1997 to serve as a platform for electronic music composers, fans and DJs to share and mix their music.

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Language Zen

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Language Zen is the first language learning program that adapts to every user.

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Spins.FM

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Spins.FM connects social media with radio stations and enables listeners to interact with radio stations via social media.

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Translation LLC

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Translation is a brand development and marketing firm within the music world.

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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Sony/ATV Music Publishing is a music publishing company.

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Crowdzu

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Crowdzu is a fully integrated marketplace for entrepreneurs to crowdsource all their design and branding needs.

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Endless Riff Entertainment

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Endless Riff is a cross-platform live music VR consumption and distribution platform.

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Octave Group

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Octave Group believe in the power of music and media to inspire emotional connections in shared spaces

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eMusic

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eMusic is a digital service that allows its subscribers to discover, download, and own music.

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Parkwood Entertainment

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Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé.

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The Harry Fox Agency

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Nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry

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SPIN

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SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with reporting, interviews, and a discerning critical ear.

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Standard.Tv

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Standard is a community of digital creators, from educational YouTube shows to music videos to podcasts.

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Extension Entertainment

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Extension Entertainment is a social music discovery platform that allows users to find and share music.

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DREAMSTAGE

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Ticketed Live Streaming Concerts

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Tunespotter

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Tunespotter connects people to content through songs in movies, TV shows, trailers, and commercials.

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