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Crunchies-awardsThe 2011 Crunchies, the annual tech awards show created by TechCrunch, takes place January 31st in San Francisco. Voting has begun to choose the winners from the list of finalists and you are encouraged to vote. Though there are no outright music or entertainment categories, music tech companies made a strong showing across categories. In addition, a number of prominent companies and products that are important to the music industry are up for awards.

You have until January 29th to choose between 2011 Crunchies finalists by voting here.


Best Mobile Application (2010 winner: Google Mobile Maps for Android)

  • Evernote
  • Flipboard
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • Square
  • TaskRabbit

Best Tablet Application (2010 winner: Flipboard)

  • djay
  • Eventbrite At the Door
  • Fotopedia
  • GarageBand
  • Netflix
  • StumbleUpon

Best Bootstrapped Startup (2010 winner: addmired)

  • Github
  • Imgur
  • Instapaper
  • Onesheet
  • Tap Tap Tap (Camera+)

Best International Startup (2010 winner: Viki)

  • Badoo
  • Klarna
  • Peixe Urbano
  • Rovio
  • SoundCloud
  • Wonga

Best Time Sink (2010 winner: Cityville)

  • Modern Warfare 3
  • Quora
  • Skyrim
  • Words With Friends

CEO of the Year (2010 winner: Andrew Mason)

  • Dick Costolo (Twitter)
  • Daniel Ek (Spotify)
  • Phil Libin (Evernote)
  • Mark Pincus (Zynga)
  • Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn)

Best New Startup of 2011 (2010 winner: Quora)

  • Codecademy
  • Fab
  • Nest
  • Pinterest

Best Overall Startup of 2011 (2010 winner: Twitter)

  • Dropbox
  • Instagram
  • Gilt Groupe
  • Spotify
  • Square
  • Tumblr

In addition to music tech companies, a number of companies with established importance to the music industry plus a couple covered recently at Hypebot with potential importance were also nominated in various categories.

They include:

  • Kickstarter
  • Twitter
  • Twilio
  • iPad 2
  • iPhone 4S
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Facebook Timeline

Hypebot Features Writer Clyde Smith maintains his freelance writing hub at Flux Research and blogs at All World Dance and This Business of Blogging. To suggest topics for Hypebot, contact: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com.