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SXSW Accelerator Names Music Tech Finalists

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670 companies submitted their web based products and services as part of the fourth annual SXSW Accelerator presented by Microsoft BizSpark. It's the second year that music tech has had a category of its own, and I've been honored to serve on the advisory board and first round jury for both years. 

Judges for music tech finals at SXSW range from musicians Michael Franti and Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, co-founder CashMusic) to music tech xecs Jed Carlson of ReverbNation and Ian Rogers of Topspin. (Full list of judges after the nominees below.)

The music finalists will be showcasing during SXSW on Wednesday, March 14th in Austin. The 2012 finalists:

Ovelin
Tampere, Finland
ovelin.com
WildChords by Ovelin is an iPad game that makes learning to play the guitar fun, addictive and motivating. It is played with any real guitar, and requires no additional equipment. Ovelin is the #1 music app in 34 countries, iPad game of the year (Tilt TV), Best European Learning Game 2011 (LUDUS).

AudioVroom
Palo Alto, CA
audiovroom.com
AudioVroom is your music discovery genie. Let AudioVroom create a profile based on your activity on social networks and devices. Invite friends, genres and artists to a virtual or real room you DJ, where music is based on the intersection of all profiles. Monitor your dashboard on any device.

ConcertCrowd
San Francisco, CA
concertcrowd.com
ConcertCrowd is a Facebook app that uses your location, music likes and friends list to help you discover live music in your area. Combined with integrated streaming music, live music fans finally have all the tools they need to find their next favorite show.

Onesheet
San Francisco, CA
onesheet.com
Onesheet enables entertainment professionals to create a beautiful, simple, maintenance free website in under two minutes. It's used by tens of thousands of musicians, actors, comedians, DJs, and a myriad of other types of creative individuals.

Rexly
San Francisco, CA
Rexly.com
Rexly is an iPhone app, which helps people share the music they love with, and discover new music through, their friends. Users of Rexly can play their on-device iTunes music, share songs to Facebook and Twitter and see what their friends are listening to in iTunes and Pandora.

VenLabs
Venice CA
venlabsla.com
VenLabs combines professional expertise in music, gaming and technology to create new methods of expression through interactive audio. With our work, we aim to advance the expectations and enjoyment of music fans everywhere. Our flagship product, DimSong, creates custom remixes of existing music based on your touch, movement and surroundings.

45 Sound
Dublin, Ireland
45sound.com
45 Sound helps bands & artists tell their live music stories by making fan-shot concert videos sound great.  Our technology replaces the (usually poor) audio of fan video uploads with high quality live audio provided by the band. Connect with your fans and build your concert video archive!

Swarm.fm
Sydney, Australia
swarm.fm
Swarm.fm gives you super-human listening ability. It compliments your normal discovery and listening routine with smart technology and deep personalization, to help surface music you’ll love, all the time. Because good music is non-negotiable.

Alternates:

Tastemate
San Francisco CA
tastemate.com
Tastemate is a new mobile platform for engaging fans and selling merchandise at concerts. Tastemate connects fans with special deals on merchandise, tickets and contests available only during the show. Our mobile merch table helps fans engage directly from their seats and provides valuable data to the bands.

CrowdStream
New York, NY
getCrowdStream.com
CrowdStream is a mobile event network that connects artists directly with fans at events. Artists using CrowdStream include Duran Duran, Motley Crue, Smashing Pumpkins, J. Cole, Neon Trees, Bush, Chevelle, Buckcherry, and Wale.

Fried Green Apps
Atlanta, GA
friedgreenapps.com
Fried Green Apps, Inc. has created Mix Me In a new social media streaming and distribution model for music. Mix Me In2 Taylor Swift was nominated by Billboard as Best Music Engagement App. The technology is now available as a Facebook Social Music Player.

Music Emcees

Music Judges

Go to sxsw.com/interactive/startupvillage/accelerator/finalists for all a list of all the Interactive Accelerator Finalists.

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