This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Music startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Music industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Music Startups
geojam is the first rewards-based music platform where every action earns points that can be redeemed for personalized experiences and customized merchandise; never before has there been a more authentic and direct way uniting artists and fans. geojam enables artists to transform the way they connect, market and share their music to significantly expand fan bases and drive new revenue streams.
By providing innovative technology, compelling infrastructure and dynamic marketing reach, geojam purposefully connects artists and fans.. .
Sounder.fm is a platform that helps audio creators manage, market, and measure their audio content. Sounder offers free hosting, transcription, Pinpoint Audio Search, and analytics to help the user grow its audience.
It aims to drive creativity and make audio better for everyone. The company was founded in 2019 and based in New York, New York..
Buy, enjoy and share personalised video messages from your favourite big names. At Thrillz, we believe in creating lasting memories for our customers.
We enable you to book personalised video messages from your favourite celebrities for the ultimate fan experience.. .
Matter is a music streaming platform intended to change the way music is distributed and listened to. It provides deep engagement opportunities and utilizing technology to deliver a frictionless transfer of value to all users.
It offers live streaming, live chat, merchandise, tickets, and exclusive content. Matter was founded in 2019 and is based in Los Angeles, California..
Production Video content Startup, we are producing the first vertical-landscape series for the big streaming companies. We are establishing a brand new high-end Film and Production Video with exclusivity contract deals with Latino star talent, influencers and actors.
BMX will be the “code name” for a final different to launch brand for Short Form Scripted Video Series for Landscape and Portrait formats .. .
The Qube is a space, resource and network designed specifically for creatives by creatives – a home for inspired creators to prosper. Members share access to 30 purpose-built studios across music, podcast, video & photography.
The Qube’s 16,000 SQFT flagship West London site opened February 2020.. .
BandPay.ME is a mobile application platform for the music industry to manage their payments. The company specializes in the fields of music business, finance, and payment services,.
BandPay.ME was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Florida, United States.. .
WordCollections is a digital radio collection for comedians and other spoken-word performers. It provides royalty services intended to enable performers to license and collect royalties earned when digital radio or AM/FM radio broadcast their recordings.
It recovers all eligible past royalties and ensures all future royalties are paid. WordCollections was established in 2020 and is based in New York, NY..
S!NG is a hesitation-free idea-sharing platform providing new groundbreaking technology services targeted for the music industry. The platform shares and manages your ideas, trademarks, copyrights, business plans, and any other intellectual property all in seconds from any mobile device.
The products and services ranging from notary to non-disclosure agreements to hosted collaboration. S!NG was founded in 219 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA..
Echofide is a social content-streaming service that simplifies booking creatives. We’re already revolutionizing the entertainment industry as we aim to become the ‘go-to’ destination for Creatives giving the must-have tools to manage & monetize their art.
Whilst keeping entertainment lovers engaged through exclusive Echofide content & monetary incentives. Created by people who are passionate about music, entertainment & technology.
We’re working hard to deliver Echofide to the devices of millions around the world with our App launching soon! Want to find out more? Check out our website & subscribe for information regarding our service, release date, vision and much more. www.Echofide.com / @Echofide [socials] Want to invest in Echofide? We love to hear from well-connected, ambitious angels & vc’s that express interest in becoming a part of our journey! [email protected]
Music City Baseball
Music City Baseball is an organization of Nashville business, sports, music, and community leaders. The company is committed to bringing a Major League Baseball franchise to the City of Nashville as a central piece of a mixed-use, multi-themed family, sports, and entertainment district.
Music City Baseball focuses on securing Major League Baseball approval of an expansion franchise in Nashville, although relocation and rebranding of an existing franchise would also be considered. The goal is to complete construction of a new baseball stadium by early 2024 and commence competition in the Spring of 2024..
Lingopie is the world’s first language learning platform that uses TV shows & movies to teach languages. Lingopie’s mission is to empower 100’s of millions of users globally to learn languages by doing what they already love to do everyday.
With Lingopie, language learners get access to 1000’s of hours of blockbuster foreign TV shows & movies from all around the world. Each TV show & movie is offered with a layer of interactive language learning tools and features that turns any episode into a language lesson.
The product leverages NLP and behavioral analytics to create a rich and immersive binge-learning experience.. .
Foundry Records is an entertainment company that is dedicated to long-term artist development and will include a diverse roster of artists. Legendary producer Mark Bright, artist manager Cole Johnstone and record label veteran April Rider have entered into a strategic alliance with ADA Worldwide for the creation of the full-service independent record label which is Foundry Records.
It was launched in September 2019 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.. .
SameTunes is a music social network. You can compare your music libraries, generate shared playlists, and discover new music.
It is the answer to the classic question “What kind of music do you listen to?”. Perfect for a friend, parties, first dates, and more!.
We are composers, designers, producers, programmers, copyright administrators, and product specialists. We are passionate about the welfare of the music economy because we live it.
We are building a platform to simplify and automate the creation-to-payment life cycle of music compositions, putting transparency and control in the hands of the creators and end users.. .
The Crank platform is B2B network that will connect record labels, managers, concert promoters, arenas, clubs, theaters, PRO’s, agencies, sponsors, digital platforms, cable networks and other verticals into a custom engineered and secure digital environment. The entertainment and live event industry is fragmented with different systems, disparate processes, and disjointed connection points.
These industries share common business interests, but have no standard gateway or hub of communication for connecting and conducting commerce.. .
Supermind is a healthcare company that specializes in creating technologies that improve users’ health through modular interactive sounds. The company’s technology helps users to transform their sound environment and their state of mind to fit the desired activity like sleep, relax, study, exercise, work, breathe, and meditate.
Supermind generated soundscapes are composed of fully customizable, carefully designed ambient sounds, music, and binaural beats. It also provides users with listener-focused controls, machine learning algorithms, and advanced tracking, which enables users to personalize and customize their sound environment in real-time on their mobile device..
RYLTI develops a platform that leverages artificial intelligence to cut through royalty complexities. RYLTI was developed in collaboration with an accounting firm with expertise in the recording industry.
RYLTI’s mission is to deliver accurate royalty intelligence faster and less expensively, for every stakeholder in the evolving music royalty ecosystem.. .
Brots is a music-based platform built around streaming platforms that allow users to discover new emerging artists and make new friends, with the common denominator being the passion for the same music. Users discover music by listening to a thirty-second snippet, which they then rate using a swipe-based system.
By analyzing their evaluations, Brots’ algorithm suggests upcoming live events near their area, as well as people they share the same musical taste with. Users can interact in-app by inviting each other to live events or suggesting songs based on their moods.
Although we are not a streaming platform like Shazam, we drive traffic to music streaming platforms, where users can listen to the entire song.. .
Craft Music is a social media app, pocket studio, and peer-to-peer marketplace for musicians, visual artists, and brands. Visual artists can sell digital art and video clips.
Music producers can sell instrumentals and sample packs. Multiple users can collaborate in the app studio in real time and import or record music, photos, and videos.
Brands can hire musicians and artists to create unique, authentic ads for their products and services. Beta testing expected to begin in September 2019..
Most music producers today are lacking visibility and network in the market, whil having a huge back-catalogue of high-quality music. Marketing agencies are using stock music like never before, but are overwhelmed by the amount of irrelevant music.
Soundtracktor is solving this problem by giving the music producers their own web shop, from where they can sell their music, and by delivering music recommendations to the agencies using modern machine learning. Global marketplace connecting music producers and marketing agencies.
Increasing quality, network, visibility and time for creativity. Business model: Transaction and subscription fees Pitch deck: https://soundtracktor-public.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Soundtracktor_Pitchdeck_4.5.pdf.
Sona is your personal music therapist for sleep, stress and focus. Sona plays music that’s scientifically tested to relieve stress and improve focus in minutes.
Sona is on a mission to help people realize the medicinal properties of music and make mental health more efficient and affordable.. .
Webspace is a video and music sharing and streaming platform, dedicated to creating and providing movement for creators to become more accessible and recognizable on the internet. Users are able to share their unique stories by posting amateur content on their channels for others to see.
Webspace runs primarily on advertisements and user monetization, however they offer Creators and Users with premium and “Pro” features to expand their viewing, listening, and creating experiences.. .
Good music has a new home! Gbedu is not just another music player; Gbedu is a music discovery and streaming service built to dispense the rich sound of Africa. We have built an experience that gives young, upcoming (up and coming) artists the chance to get discovered and earn per stream of their music content.
Gbedu will power Africa’s first open music ecosystem – connecting Africans to the largest catalog of free localized content, leveraging the power of playlisting, offline and radio-integration to create new interactions and vast unique music experience per user locale. Music has never been so free and rich at the same time; Gbedu is free to all users and pays every content owner..
Radio Yar – Persian Radio
Mehran Tavakoli is the founder of Radio Yar and began his radio career in 1992 in Stockholm, Radio Yar is an independent Persian radio station, not connected to any political organization. it was established to produce entertaining and educational programming.
Address: 94 N Oakview Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, USA. .
Ambii provides affordable licensed music to all businesses in the country. A majority of businesses illegally stream unlicensed music in their stores using personal Spotify or Pandora accounts.
These businesses are risking litigation, crippling fines, and legal fees. Ambii is the only free option for businesses to play popular, licensed music in their stores.
Ambii will leverage the scale that comes with being free to build an AI driven solutions that helps businesses understand what type of music drives sales.. .
Downers Club Records
We are a full service entertainment agency based out of Washington, D.C. DCR provides all the services an artist needs to remain in control in today’s industry in one place, from artist marketing, to artist management, to graphic design, to audio engineering, to video editing.
DCR has seen the frustrations of artists first hand and our team has helped over 115 artists navigate the music industry with confidence.. .
Feelbelt innovates the experience of multimedia content through haptic feedback. In the perception of content and sound, the fourth dimension – the sense of touch – has long been neglected.
With the feelbelt, all audible content now becomes palpable for the first time. The in-house and locally developed technology of the feelbelt transmits all audible frequencies from 1-20,000hz in form of mechanical impulses directly onto the body.
Gamers, VR, music and movie lovers are entering a new era of immersion, simply through enabling the feeling of sound. Feelbelt was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Potsdam, Brandenburg..
Fanaply creates digital collectibles and fan engagement tools for the world’s biggest fans in music, sports, and entertainment. Our digital collectibles, similar to the virtual goods sold in video games, let fans show-off and be rewarded for their fandom both online and in the real world.
We offer fans free collectibles based on their behaviour, and partner with celebrities and athletes to sell official collectibles. We license our technology to festivals, teams and conferences to build collectibles into their official apps.
Collectibles can be bundled into status and fans can be rewarded as we create loyalty and incentive programs around them. Fanaply was one of 10 companies accepted into the world class Techstars Music Program in February 2020.
We launched last year as Coachella’s Official Digital Collectibles Partner where we gamified the festival and awarded fans digital collectibles inside the official Coachella App. The company was founded in 2019 and headquartered in New York, United States..
Good music deserves to be found. That is why musicube develops revolutionary music search technology.
Music streaming services and other companies can forward any user request to musicube and get back high quality data in real time (e.g. to return playlists etc.)..
Fidarr is a Family-friendly Social Music and Short Video App to Discover Faith, Connect with friends, Support Christian Creators and Live Your Life freely. You can stream music, talk in Chats (DM, groups), create & share your short video clips one time.
The Fidarr team is made up of people who are just like you – dedicated to wholesome entertainment. People just want to be able to stream clean music, access faith and family-friendly contents that carries a great message that inspires their faith and belief.
In turn, Christian creators can gain visibility of their works, build a fan base, and monetize their contents to make money and build a career. The Fidarr platform is a social community that is very secure, spirit-lifting, friendly, engaging, inspiring, entertaining and fun..
Elastic Audio is a platform for creating real-time audio in games and beyond. It builds lightweight tools to supercharge existing pipelines and make it easy for anyone to use cutting edge generative audio solutions.
The company is co-founded by Andrew Beck and Cary Collins and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.. .
Launched in 2020, LiveRoom is proud to bring together members of the music industry. Created by musicians for musicians, the concept of LiveRoom is based on live, interactive and immersive virtual rooms, allowing music artists to create their own world in virtual spaces.
This is more than a live streaming and networking platform for artists – it’s a way to create your brand, network with music professionals, learn, monetize your work, connect through live sessions, and get noticed. We are proud to showcase, inspire achievements and amplify narratives of thousands of music professionals across the world.
Join our revolution now!. .
OnNow.tv connects the world of Livestreaming. Streamers, performers and hosts of any kind of Livestream can use OnNow.tv to promote upcoming programming, market to fans, drive viewership to any platform and retarget previous users. Everyone can discover the best upcoming and current Livestreams available, add them to a “watch list” and receive reminders of when and where to watch.
Also, users can follow any host or performer and get notified every time they schedule a new livestream.. .
The Epsons Digital is online music distributed . Music videos & Produced .
The Epsons Digital is starts on (2019) By Chobber Sidhu and now is The Epsons Digital is company of Navdeep Singh . The Epsons Digital is Co-productions of New Artist and Singer .
they Will apricsate With new singers for songs & Albums . The Epsons Digital & Navdeep Singh are feid the artist With in under contracts .
The Epsons Digital Indian Music Distributed & Music Label and online Promotions For Music songs and Films . The Epsons digital Starts From Chobber Sidhu .
The Chobber Sidhu starts a plartform of music for new begnniers . Now the Epsons is best Music distributed and Online Promotions ..
Grey Matter || The Music Community
We’re building a music community. HOW IT WORKS – Share and listen to tracks from wherever you stream – Pair them with creative visual expressions – Discover music from people around the world – Build & support the music communities you care about WHY GREY MATTER? Grey matter helps us process the feelings conjured by music.
Different melodies, harmonies, and rhythms create unique reactions in each and every one of us. It helps us feel, makes us distinct, and brings us together.
The emotional connection that happens around music needs human beings. But we live in an era where the convenience of tech shouts louder than our friends.
Algorithms and the absence of social tools make people nonessential to today’s streaming experience, which endangers the community that music both needs and makes necessary. While there is no substitute for real-life connection, there should be a digital solution that better supports it.
And in the absence of live events, when digital spaces are all we have, music needs people and community more than ever. We’re building Grey Matter to be that digital solution.
Our vision is a global music community dedicated entirely to sharing, discovering, and supporting music.. .
Melodia is a smart music streaming platform, offering a simpler way to play and explore music. It provides every user with one personalized music station that adapts to their unique taste and every moment.
With its state-of-the-art machine learning and AI algorithms, Melodia learns from your listening patterns to dynamically curate the best music flow. Our vision is for Melodia to be the next dominant music streaming service.
We want to build a smart yet beautifully simple music platform. We want Melodia to be to Spotify and Pandora what Google was to Yahoo and AOL in the 90s.
We want to be what Apple is to the computer industry and what Tesla is to the electric car industry. Our motto is “simplicity in design, intelligence in action”..
AudioDots brings text to audio and video connected devices. News publishers can now have an automated TV channel or radio station, reaching new audiences and integrated high-demand advertising traffic.
Our TTS technology is based on proprietary sentiment and narrative arc generation. This allows for cohesive voice-over of each article.
Further, we create, through large-scale reinforcement learning, a unique personality to each topic of each publisher – increasing engagement and advertising revenue. Introducing AudioDots: A game-changing text-to-speech solution that instantly and seamlessly turns any story on any website into an engaging digital audio experience..
Fan Space is a mobile application (SaaS) designed to strengthen the ties between music fans, artists, and venues in America’s largest music markets. Our mission is to provide fans with a real-time display of their city’s music scene, while also giving them the tools to connect and support local artists and venues.
For artists, we offer the ability to be discovered by the vast number of consumers in their area, gain new fans, and build loyalty amongst their base with a reward system that ranks and recognizes their biggest supporters. For venues, our mission is to offer them the ability to network with the people who matter most: local artists and concert attendees.
We also give them the tools to incentivize repeat visits to their establishment and compete with other venues in their area by distributing real-time offers and updates to consumers within a small, walkable square-mile radius of their location. In many ways, we’re like Nextdoor for music, because our goal is to distribute music-centric content, information, and events to users within a specific city/market..
Radda is an online platform where musicians can submit recordings of their performances and compositions to experts around the world. Radda’s mission is to facilitate the seeking and giving of advice for musicians to grow in their craft.
Radda allows people to network worldwide and connects with fellow musicians while building a community of members who are invested in helping one another.. .