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(UPDATED) Finland's Ovelin, an iPad game that makes learning to play the guitar fun, won top honors yesterday at the SXSW Accelerator music tech contest. Rexly and 45 Sound also made it to the final round. OneSheet won the Bootstrap Award for the company who's done the most with the least. The judges and info on the three finalists:

  • Ovelin
    Tampere, Finland
    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).
  • Rexly
    San Francisco, CA
    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.
  • 45 Sound
    Dublin, Ireland
    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!
  • Onesheet
    San Francisco, CA
    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.

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