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101 Best Ohio, United States Music Based Startups – Innovating The Music Space

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio, United States based Music Based companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Music Based 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 Ohio, United States Music Based Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Rapchat

Rapchat

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Rapchat is democratizing music creation by enabling anyone to record and share songs from their phone.

VerseBooks, Inc.

VerseBooks, Inc.

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VerseBooks is a blockchain powered music licensing platform offering SaaS with its own NFT marketplace, utility token, and social network.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Soundstr

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Soundstr creates transparency on real world music usage and offers advertising opportunities to businesses and songwriters.

VerseBooks, Inc.

SmithsonMartin Inc.

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SmithsonMartin Inc. is an award-winning software and hardware company that is changing the future of music technology.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Sureal Music

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Connecting fans and empowering musicians for a better music experience for all.

VerseBooks, Inc.

SVS

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SVS offers Sound Experts technical support via phone, web, social media, chat, email, in forums, and wherever people want to connect.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Musicians’ Desk Reference

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Career management and learning tools for the music industry

VerseBooks, Inc.

Bunk Haus OTR

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Investors will see a good profit in this project. A small bunk haus with just 20 beds will bring in $100,000 + at 50% occupany.

VerseBooks, Inc.

VerseOne Media LLC

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Media company with specialty in digital music distribution and publishing administration

VerseBooks, Inc.

Prime Social Group

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Prime Social Group is an entertainment company offering music concert promotion services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Parts Express

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Subwoofers, Home Audio, DIY Speaker Building, Pro Audio, Instruments, Music gear, Home theater

VerseBooks, Inc.

MusicStack

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MusicStack has helped hundreds of thousands of collectors add hard to find records, rare LPs, and out-of-print CDs to their collections.

VerseBooks, Inc.

United Skates of America Inc.

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United Skates of America is an entertainment company offering entertainment and facility management services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Juss Russ Digital Marketing

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United States based marketing company that provides music marketing and music promotion services for artists, musicians and bands.

VerseBooks, Inc.

A.C.S Corp.

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A.C.S Corp. is an entertainment company that provides alligator toys and revenue share services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Fan Centric

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Fan Centric provides direct to fan communications via email, SMS and outbound voice for record labels, concert promoters and artists.

VerseBooks, Inc.

SMUZI

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Mobile application for collaborative music videos

VerseBooks, Inc.

Crimson Moon Entertainment

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Crimson Moon Entertainment are the creators of the highest rating gunning app on APPLE app store.

VerseBooks, Inc.

PromoWest Productions

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PromoWest Productions is a music company offering entertainment services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Dewey’s Pizza

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Dewey’s Pizza is a restaurant that provides beer, salads, pizza, and music.

VerseBooks, Inc.

ProducerLife ™

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ProducerLife ™ is a music software, sound technology, music library and label services company founded by Tito Tahan.

VerseBooks, Inc.

The Guitammer Company

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The Guitammer Company, Westerville, Ohio, is a leader in low frequency sound products and technology.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Paul Werth Associates

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Professional authors, musicians and designers Paul Werth Associates will provide you with new ideas you didn’t know you wanted.

VerseBooks, Inc.

EarthQuaker Devices

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EarthQuaker Devices manufactures handmade pedals for special effects and musical sounds in musical instruments like guitars.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Bott Radio Network

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Bott Radio Network is a radio broadcast media company operating across the US.

VerseBooks, Inc.

T and R Recordings

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T&R Recordings is an independent music record label and small video production company.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Iceblink Digital

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Iceblink Digital’s first product is Gemma. Gemma is a platform that enables people to easily create, share and monetize music creation apps.

VerseBooks, Inc.

The Fan 97.1 FM

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The Fan 97.1 FM specializes in radio shows, podcasts, contests, advertising, campaigns, and broadcasting services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Selective Sound Entertainment LLC

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Selective Sound provides DJ, staging, lighting, and audio services to PLV.

VerseBooks, Inc.

ICB Audio and Video

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ICB Audio and Video offer professional sound recording, video control, and lighting equipment for businesses and governmental entities.

VerseBooks, Inc.

App Ideas

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App Ideas is a mobile app developer company and developed apps like Total Downloader For Music Video and Mor

VerseBooks, Inc.

Axe A.I. Tech

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Axe Digital Guitar is not a video game, nor is it a video game controller.

VerseBooks, Inc.

EMITTI

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EMITTI provides cloud solutions, mobile development and web development. Internet of things? Oh yeah, we do that too.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Heyman Talent Artist Agency

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Heyman Talent Artists Agency features the Midwest’s premiere models, actors and voice over artists

VerseBooks, Inc.

Royalton Music Center

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Royalton Music offers a full line of band and orchestra instruments, guitars, amps, keyboards, percussion, sheet music and accessories.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Rubber City Radio Group

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Rubber City Radio Group is a radio broadcast media company based in Akron, Ohio.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Audio Video Interiors

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Audio Video Interiors specializing in the Design and Installation of Home Automation, Distributed Music and Video, Gaming, and Lighting.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Doghouse Records

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Doghouse Records is a record label company.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Gateway Film Center

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Gateway Film Centre is an entertainment-based movie theatre based in Columbus, Ohio.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Substream Magazine

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Substream Magazine is a digital magazine that focuses on discovering new music, film and fashion.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Chris Graham Mastering

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Chris Graham Mastering provides online music mastering services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Nationwide Arena

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Nationwide Arena specializes in sports, music, stadium and a variety of world-class entertainment eventing services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

UNITED MEDIA SOLUTIONS

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UNITED MEDIA SOLUTIONS provides patented delivery systems, custom applications, and support services.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Music Teachers National Association MTNA

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The mission of MTNA is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Sacred Heart Radio

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Sacred Heart Radio is a catholic program broadcasting company.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Sharp Interactive

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SlideSix is multimedia enabled presentation sharing. The company allows users to create a unique and powerful impression by giving them a

VerseBooks, Inc.

Toledo School for The Arts

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Toledo School for The Arts is an educational institute that offers courses like health, science, foreign language, music and visual arts.

VerseBooks, Inc.

SongCast

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SongCast offers a streamlined & affordable music distribution service where artists & labels can easily release music on iTunes, Tidal etc.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Motter’s Music

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Motter’s Music operates as a music retailer and provider of lessons.

VerseBooks, Inc.

96.5 KISS-FM

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96.5 KISS-FM is a commercial radio station playing contemporary hits.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Mortenson Broadcasting Company

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Mortenson Broadcasting Company operates radio stations that offer commercial advertising, aural programs, music, events and contest.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Kustom Amplification

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Kustom Amplification is a manufacturer of musical amplifiers & products for musicians, offers electric guitar amps, bass amps, etc.

VerseBooks, Inc.

The Lorenz Corporation

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The Lorenz Corporation discover, develop, & deliver publications that worship musicians & music educators use to inspire their communities.

VerseBooks, Inc.

CAD Audio

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CAD Audio is the manufacturer of CAD Professional Microphones and Astatic Commercial Microphones.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is an ELCA church.

VerseBooks, Inc.

BAYarts

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Bayarts is an organization that promotes artists and artistic projects and collaborations.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Wearcast

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Online personalized apparel platform

VerseBooks, Inc.

Thrive Industries

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Helping local businesses, independent artists, and film makers grow.

VerseBooks, Inc.

PhantomSound

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Phantom Sound provides a wide range of professional audio, music systems, LED screens, and video equipment to its customers.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Columbus Alive

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Columbus Alive is a weekly entertainment magazine.

VerseBooks, Inc.

WKSU Public Radio

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WKSU is an award winning NPR news and classical music public radio station.

VerseBooks, Inc.

106.7 The Beat

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106.7 The Beat is a radio station that offers public broadcasting feeds, local program schedules, events, and audio archives.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Macgamut Music Software Inc

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Macgamut Music Software Inc is a computer software company providing computer programming & computer-assisted music instruction.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Rock101

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Rock101 is a FM radio station in New Hampshire.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Spinnaker Media Fund LP

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Spinnaker Media Fund LP is a developer of innovative entertainment and digital media company.

VerseBooks, Inc.

CD 92.9 FM

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CD92.9 FM is an independently owned and operated radio station that support local artists and holds low-cost concerts to enjoy live music.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Stantons Sheet Music

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Stanton’s Sheet Music is an instrument retailer company that provides buy sheet music, songbooks, scores and tabs methods.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Hotel Eden

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Hotel Eden is a music company offering piano rock, and pop performances.

VerseBooks, Inc.

TWIOA

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TWIOA offers a social networking platform that enables its users to share audio and video clips, play games, and connect with other users.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Maple Leaf Strings

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A wholesale orchestral string instrument supplier with a fleet of sales associates representing the entire United States.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Buddy Roger’s Music

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Music Showroom in Cincinnati, OH

VerseBooks, Inc.

zCage Apps

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zCage Apps is a software company that develops iOS applications for Apple products such as Amidio and MySongbook.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Guitar Parts Factory

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Guitar Parts Factory is an e-commerce based music guitar components selling online store.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Baroque Violin Shop

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Baroque Violin Shop is an offline and online store that offers violin, viola, cello, bass, bows, cases, and vintage instruments products.

VerseBooks, Inc.

STAR 93.3

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STAR 93.3 is a radio station that broadcasts contemporary Christian music, messages and religious stories.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Henderson Music

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Henderson Music is an online store for piano and other music instruments.

VerseBooks, Inc.

37 Entertainment LLC

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Artist Representation | Music Publishing | Record Label

VerseBooks, Inc.

NeuFutur Magazine

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NeuFutur Magazine offers articles and news related to travel, alcohol, music, movies, and more.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Cool Record Players

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Cool Record Players have a vast selection with over 50 different options of record player.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Gotta Groove Records

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Gotta Groove Records is a manufacturer of vinyl records.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Peoples Bank Theatre

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Peoples Bank Theatre is a no profit performing live music venue that hosts concerts for a wide range of genres from artists and musicians.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Leo Bowers

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Leo Bowers is a musician who promotes his music on his personal website.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Banana Split Festival

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Banana Split Festival organizes events that include car shows, games, activities, rides, live music, food trucks, mobile carts, and crafts.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Recording Workshop

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The Recording Workshop provides hands-on training in music recording and audio production.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Yosiah Vision

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Mass Media and Entertainment Company

VerseBooks, Inc.

C A Music House Company

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C A Music House Company offers all kinds of music classes along with the sale, rental and repair of musical instruments.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Starsound Studios

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Starsound Studios is a Cleveland recording studio based in North Royalton, Ohio. Quality Recording, Mixing, and Sound Mastering for less.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Electronic Edge Vintage Keys

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Electronic Edge Vintage Keys offers expert repair and restoration of classic electric pianos and keyboards.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Cherry Wine Entertainment, LLC.

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Independent Film Company

VerseBooks, Inc.

VIP Productions

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VIP Productions provides DJ, karaoke, and entertainment services for weddings and other event events.

VerseBooks, Inc.

S I T Strings

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SIT Strings manufacture guitar strings, bass strings, and musical instrument accessories.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Wax Music

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Wax Music is a social platform where passionate fans power music and concert discovery.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Baldwin Piano & Organ

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Baldwin Piano & Organ

VerseBooks, Inc.

The Counter Rhythm Group

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Artist development & marketing company

VerseBooks, Inc.

Questa Media Works

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Questa Media Works is a web development and audio production company.

VerseBooks, Inc.

DC Music Store

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DC Music Store offers percussion, lighting, software, amps, books, musical equipment, instrument, recording, sound systems, and accessories.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Grover Musical Products

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Grover Musical Products is a manufacturing company of guitar accessories.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Cincinnati Public Radio

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Cincinnati Public Radio is a trusted, independent source of journalism, music & culture empowering a vibrant, engaged & informed community.

VerseBooks, Inc.

Same3Guys Entertainment Network

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They produce a number of different weekly podcasts that you can subscribe to on your favorite music player.

Written by Warren Tesla

My name is Tesla and I am the pseudonym used by The Stratup Pill's broad writing team.

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