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54 Top San Francisco Music Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco 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 San Francisco Music Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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Patreon

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Patreon is an online platform connecting musicians and other artists with their fan base.

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TuneIn

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From live sports & local radio to news, music & podcasts, TuneIn is one of the most widely used streaming audio platforms in the world.

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Descript

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Descript is building a platform for creative tools, making audio and video creation as fast, accessible, and collaborative as Google Docs.

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Smule

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Smule develops music-making apps that connect people online.

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Castbox

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Castbox is a global podcast platform that enables anyone to easily find, access, create and enjoy spoken audio content.

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Feed.fm

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Feed.fm is music-powered commerce helping brands create engaging mobile experiences through music.

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Songclip (Audiobyte)

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Songclip is the first Social Music API, offering a SaaS technology platform for integrating licensed music on social and digital platforms.

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Merchbar

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Merchbar is an operator of an online marketplace used to be used for selling music band merchandise.

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Mixhalo

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Mixhalo is a real-time audio platform that delivers an immersive experience for live events.

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Viki

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Viki is a prime-time entertainment to new audiences and unlocks new markets and revenue opportunities for content owners.

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Scout FM

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Scout FM is a hand-curated podcast radio stations personalized with the power of data and artificial intelligence.

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Gigwell

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Gigwell is building the next generation collaborative gig booking platform for live entertainers and venues.

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8tracks Radio

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8tracks is an internet radio and social network that streams user-curated song playlists that contain at least 8 tracks.

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Gimme Radio

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Gimme Radio is a digital music platform designed for passionate music fans.

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Arctop

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Arctop provides brain decoding technology that analyzes brain signals to produces an accurate measure of the mind in real-time.

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Loudr

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Loudr allows content creators, aggregators, and digital music services to identify, track, and pay royalties to music publishers.

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Dubset Media Holdings, Inc.

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Solving complexities behind rights-holder identification, licensing and distribution associated with derivative content across all media

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Isolation Network

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Isolation Network is a digital media infrastructure company specializing in distribution of media, marketing and promotion services.

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Bandcamp

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Bandcamp is an online music store and a promotion platform for independent artists.

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The ONE Music Group

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Using technology to improve the musical experience, we embody the concept of classic + smart.

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Bandpage

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BandPage is the distributed marketplace that musicians use to engage and sell to fans across the largest music services in the world

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Playlist Media

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Playlist is a fully licensed, ad-supported music streaming service that generates 10 times the user engagement of Pandora and Spotify.

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Audius

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Audius is creating a fully decentralized community of artists, developers, and listeners collaborating to share and defend music.

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Kurslab

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Kurslab is an online education platform bringing instructors and students together in a completely online environment.

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Crossfader

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Crossfader is an Instagram for Music.

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Humm.ly

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Humm.ly is making mindfulness fun and motivating through music therapy informed content!

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Mevio

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Mevio, an entertainment website, is engaged in the production of technology, music, sports, health and fitness, and comedy content.

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WillCall

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WillCall is a music discovery and ticketing application that allows users to reserve and book tickets for music events held in U.S. cities.

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DistroKid

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DistroKid is a service for musicians that puts their music into online stores so that people can buy it.

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SoundFocus

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SoundFocus is building a new hardware product that delivers amazing sound, tailored to you.

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The Music Fund

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The Music Fund provides capital to musicians and allows investors to gain exposure to the music industry through an investment fund

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Jamiphy

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Jamiphy is a music video application for people to post their own short, live-music videos.

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Trqk

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Music Royalty Intelligence platform for publishers and creators

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SoundRex

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SoundRex is building the next generation of sound technology.

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Schematic Labs

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Schematic Labs is a mobile technology company developing entertainment apps for Android and iOS devices.

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Acrossio (Across Lab Inc.)

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Ai company providing a context-augmented intelligence platform for high-stakes discussions. #Ideas #Opportunities and #Risks in Enterpises

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Audios

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Audios is the creator of the world’s first completely cableless loudspeaker speaker system.

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Set The Set

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Request songs for your upcoming concerts!

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TastemakerX

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TastemakerX enables users to create and share their music playlists in social networks.

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Weeshing

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The first crowdfunding for shows, connecting artists with fans who could profit from a VIP experience.

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Audiodraft

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Audiodraft helps companies outsource their music and audio production to a global community of sound designers and music composers.

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WeDAO

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WeDAO is a next gen music events promoter.

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Lomotif

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Lomotif is the video-sharing social networking platform that is democratizing video creation.

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The Social Radio

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The Social Radio allows you to take advantage of your time while driving, having breakfast, running and so on.

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PonoMusic

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PonoMusic is a company founded by Neil Young and sells high quality audio players and recordings.

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Senzari

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Senzari develops data and intelligence solutions for the media and entertainment industry.

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Tappur

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World’s first industrial quality wearable musical instrument. Watch someone play it to believe it.

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Dacast

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Dacast offers API-based and easy-to-use streaming solutions to host, manage, monetize and deliver OTT video worldwide.

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Creative Action Network

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Creative Action Network is a community of artists and advocates making art with purpose

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RABBL

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RABBL is a social booking platform for live music. RABBL lets fans prove real demand for potential concerts by reserving tickets in

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Ringz.TV

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Ringz, an addictive video sharing application, connects users to shared playlists that are watchable on any web-connected device.

Seven Seas Music

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Seven Seas Music is an international music discovery & licensing company.

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Ultimate Guitar

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The world’s largest community of musicians paired with an extensive catalog of tabs.

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Hango

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Capturing the entire music festival experience.

Written by Mark Smith

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