32 music startups you should keep an eye on
You love music, we (at inventures) love music – hell, everyone does. In fact so much so that some decide to start their own music-related business. Here is our hand-picked list of music startups in CEE.
Casual Jam is an online platform aiming to connect musicians so they can jam together. Coming soon!
Founded: Spring 2013
Definitely Music is a company specialised in soundbranding, sound design and music production. Featured on inventures.eu in October 2013.
HooVi is a company developing Deeflexx, a sound deflection device. Featured on inventures.eu in August 2013.
Ink Music is a music-booking agency specialised in promoting, event planning, and gig booking.
PATIO is a mobile app that informs you about your favourite artist’s latest release. Coming soon!
Re-compose have developed Liquid Notes, an intelligent music composition and production software for music producers.
Rockvideos is platform allowing artists from and around Austria to promote and share their work online.
Founded: July 2011
Stagefy is a platform for artists, fans and promoters, based on the idea of crowdsourcing concerts. Coming soon!
Swimming Pool is Austria’s first sync and licensing agency. They license music for advertising and film industries. Featured on inventures.eu in November 2012.
Eventyard lets users discover events, venues and artists around them via а mobile app.
Gigstrap is a crowdfunding platform for concerts and gigs. Fans can invite their favourite artist to their city and crowdfund their concerts. Coming soon!
GruvIt is a social marketplace where people can book local musicians, bands or DJs for their own parties. Coming soon!
SoundVamp is a platform that brings together musicians and their fans, and lets them interact through games and loyalty programmes.
ShoutEm developed a mobile application creator for iPhone, Android and iPad devices. It is the official mobile application for US rap star 50 Cent.
Beat Beat is a mobile app for businesses, which gives their visitors power to check or change background music via their smartphones. Coming soon!
Easy Rider is an online platform for bands and promoters to share information and plan events easily. Winner of Garage48 Music Event 2012. Coming soon!
3G Multimedia is a music cloud and streaming app for businesses, supporting a wide range of platforms such as web, tablets, smartphones and smart tv.
Dj Player App develops tools, devices and controllers for DJs to build their dream dj setup.
Dragontape is a collaborative onlive video merging service, allowing users to create mixes or “tapes” that can be shared with the rest of the world. Launched their public beta a year ago.
Mixgar is a social jukebox providing bars, shops, hotels and other businesses with a curated music stream that can be rated by customers. Featured on inventures.eu in October 2013.
Founded: May 2011
Noise Freaks is a specialised social network for the music industry.
Noispot allows customers of bars, cafés and social venues to change, compile and edit the background music, putting an end to boring guests and staff with mp3 playlists on loop mode.
Founded: February 2011
City Vibes is a mobile application in the form of a location-based music player, meaning that each city has its own custom soundtrack. The Android version of the app should be released soon, while the one for iOS is still in development. Coming soon!
Founded: November 2012
Swapdjs is a website thatis designed to help djs and electronic music artists to find and exchang gigs and time in studios, build relationships and plan local and international tours.
Founded: July 2012
Style Jukebox is a service allowing users to manage their music across platforms. Although it’s a cloud-based service, users can also access their music offline.
Zonga is an online platform allowing users to stream music. The startup was chosen as Best Design and Best User Experience by The Next Web in 2013.
Concertin is a website that allows music fans to find upcoming shows of their favorite musicians and bands, as well as buying and selling concert tickets.
TopDeejays is an organised global DJ database website and a Facebook app provider, specialising in electronic dance music. The company’s office is now located in California.
Founded: March 2012
Ultrasonic Audio Technologies has developed innovative sound technologies based on human interaction. Their Acouspade directional speaker emits a focused sound at a designated spatial location, while Syntact technology enables musicians to create with hand gesture.
GigMngr is a platform for helping event managers quickly and easily find and book the best-matching artist for their event (Ukrainian equivalent to US Sonicbids). Featured on inventures.eu in October 2013.
Founded: April 2013
Next Music TV allows users to get a playlist based on their current mood or to compose their own playlist by using multiple filters such as mood, artist, tempo, genre, language, etc.
Founded: March 2012
VOX is a music player app for Mac users handling over 20 different audio formats developed in 2011 by Coppertino’s team. Coppertino specialises in developing apps for Mac. Featured on inventures.eu in September 2013.
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