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London’s 101 Fastest Growing Music Startups

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Music companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Music Companies & Startups (London)


MelodyVR

FoundersAnthony Matchett, Steven Hancock
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MelodyVR is a destination for music in virtual reality.


AWAL

FoundersDenzyl Feigelson, Jonathan Quamby, Kevin Bacon
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AWAL is a digital marketing and distribution company that enables artists and labels to be in control and release music globally.


Mixcloud

FoundersMat Clayton, Nico Perez, Nikhil Shah, Sam Cooke
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Mixcloud is an online long-form audio platform providing content such as radio shows, podcasts and DJ mixes.


ROLI

FoundersRoland Lamb
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ROLI is a London-based music technology company that produces musical instruments and software products.


Pirate Studios

FoundersDavid Borrie, Matus Maar, Mike Hammerton
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Pirate Studios is the music technology company.


Deplike

FoundersMurat Sezgi, Okan Kahraman
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Guitar Amps and Effects Processor on Android and iOS


Show4me

FoundersKaren Chiftalaryan
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Show4me Music Interaction Network is a network for musicians and music professionals.


7digital

FoundersBen Drury, James Kane
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7digital is the global leader in B2B end-to-end digital music solutions.


Base79

FoundersAshley MacKenzie, Richard Mansell
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Base79 is an online media company creating global audiences for video content and manages hundreds of YouTube channels.


Audoo

FoundersRyan Edwards
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Audoo is a technology company that develops an audio meter designed to capture actual played music using real-time data.


Keakie

FoundersEloka Agu, Jake Lazarus, Rahmon Agbaje
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Keakie is a new streaming platform for mixes, podcasts and radio shows.


Synchtank

FoundersJoel T. Jordan
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The SaaS software platform for managing and monetizing music & media assets


LICKD

FoundersPaul Sampson
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Pre-cleared commercial music licensing for YouTube and Online Video Creators.


Buster + Punch

FoundersMASSIMO BUSTER MINALE
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A London, UK-based interiors brand.


Flat

FoundersCorentin Gurtner, Cyril Coutelier, Pierre Rannou, Vincent Giersch
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Flat is an online and collaborative music score editor.


Trackd

FoundersRussell Sheffield
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Trackd Social Music Universe with Creator Tools. We unite music lovers and artists around the world.


Thrillz

FoundersAnjan Luthra
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Personalised celebrity video messages and live experiences


Hire Space

FoundersEd Poland, Will Swanell
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The UK’s leading venue marketplace. Memorable venues, all in one place.


A Million Ads

FoundersSteve Dunlop
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A Million Ads provides dynamic audio advertising for users of digital radio and streaming services.


FanCircles

FoundersKevin Brown
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Reach followers and fans through your own fan club platform built for music artists, YouTubers, television shows and celebrities


InPlayer

FoundersElena Draganovska, Jack Thorogood, Nenad Cubrinovski
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InPlayer is a video and digital asset monetization platform.


Emoticast

FoundersBobby Simms, James Fabricant
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Emoticast is a platform to share music GIFs with sound across all platforms.


The Qube

FoundersAmin Hamzianpour
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Creatives, Music, Art, Film, Photography


Pretty Green

FoundersLiam Gallagher
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Named after a track by The Jam, Pretty Green provides simple, classic clothing with a modern twist.


Crowdmix

FoundersGareth Ingham, Ian Roberts
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Connecting the world through music. The app where bands, fans and brands collide.


Instrumental

FoundersAbi Hanna, Charles Mindenhall, Conrad Withey
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Our TalentAI platform uses machine learning to discover emerging talent, predominantly for the music and entertainment industry.


Encore Technologies

FoundersJames King, James McAulay
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Encore is an online network of musicians that enables them to access many performance opportunities in the music community around them.


Fulwell 73

FoundersBen Turner, Ben Winston, Gabe Turner, Leo Pearlman
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Fulwell 73 is a television, film and music production company


The Power Of Music (POM)

FoundersVihan Patel, Vladimir Ignatyev
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The Power Of Music delivers genuine, meaningful connections based on a shared love of the same music.


100mentors

FoundersAlexey Pokatilo, Miltiadis Zeibekis, Timos Tokousbalides, Yiorgos Nikoletakis
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We empower today’s youth to consciously take their once in a lifetime decisions & prepare them for the workplace of the future.


Kano

FoundersAlex Klein, Saul Klein, Yonatan Raz-Fridman
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Kano provides a system of kits and coding platform that enables users to develop apps, games, and music.


Shazam Entertainment

FoundersAvery Wang, Chris Barton, Dhiraj Mukherjee, Philip Inghelbrecht
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Shazam Entertainment is an app that identify any music playing around you.


Electric Jukebox

FoundersRob Lewis, William Morgan
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Electric Jukebox: Taking on music streaming services, home entertainment systems


Ambie

FoundersGideon Chain
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SaaS music solution for retail and hospitality businesses looking to boost their customer experience and drive profits


CreatAR

FoundersUdaya Sharma
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A no-code augmented reality builder allowing anyone to create high quality AR experiences


Rotor

FoundersDiarmuid Moloney, Eoghan Kidney, Tim Redfern
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Make high quality music videos in minutes


FROW

FoundersPeyman Khanjan, Sebastien Villevet
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Live music performance streaming platform.


Hipgnosis Songs Fund

FoundersMerck Mercuriadis
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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited offers investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated musical intellectual property rights


Soundclub

FoundersMassimiliano Zanetti Bottarelli
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We are the social platform for live music experiences


terrible*

FoundersJack McGruer, Tersha Willis
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Music Merchandise, Tech, Analytics, Marketplace, Supply Chain


Yoto

FoundersBen Drury, Filip Denker
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Yoto – The screen-free audio platform for kids.


Festicket

FoundersJerome Elfassy, Jonathan Younes, Zack Sabban
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Festicket is a marketplace to discover and book music festival tickets, accommodation, transfers and extras.


Crate Brewery

FoundersJess Seaton, Neil Hinchley, Tom Seaton
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Crate Brewery is one of London’s best known breweries.


Trad3r

FoundersGianni Oconnor
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Trad3r is a social trading platform for stocks, celebrities, sports and friends.


MusicGurus

FoundersTom Rogers
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MusicGurus is an online learning company that helps anyone learn music from the world’s top artists.


Discover Film

FoundersSarah Jane Thomson, Steve Harmston
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A technology and entertainment platform for short movies. Films can be watched online and via mobile and Smart TV Apps.


Musicmetric

FoundersGregory Mead, Marie-Alicia Chang
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Musicmetric offers analytics and trend forecasting services for the music industry.


Tastebuds

FoundersAlex Parish, Julian Keenaghan
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Tastebuds is the best place to meet new people who share your taste in music.


Rushmore.fm

FoundersAlex Hunter
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We want to bring artists and music fans closer together.


AI Music

FoundersSiavash Mahdavi
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Exploring the relationship between music and AI to enable a new age of music consumption


Lirica

FoundersDuncan Grierson, Paul Custance, Petros Lafazanidis
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Lirica harnesses the power of music to make learning both memorable and fun.


Sofar Sounds

FoundersRafe Offer, Rocky Start, Tom Lovett
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Sofar Sounds is a global community hosting curated, secret performances in more than 400 cities around the world.


Venue Group

FoundersBen Lovett
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Venue Group is an entertainment and hospitality operator in the United Kingdom and the United States.


Jukedeck

FoundersEd Newton-Rex, Patrick Stobbs
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Jukedeck is developing an artificially intelligent music composer.


IRIS Listen Well

FoundersJacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
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IRIS Listen Well is bringing back living sound and enabling the world to Listen Well.


JustGo

FoundersJustin Golshir
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JustGo is an all-in-one social media management and analytics platform servicing the music and entertainment industry.


Sing King

FoundersChris Michael
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Sing King is the world’s biggest online karaoke community.


Gruvi

FoundersBen Johson, James Hobbis, Julio Santos
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Gruvi develops interactive media solutions for the entertainment industry to engage and streamline global audiences.


Global

FoundersAshley Tabor-King
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Global is a media and entertainment company that operates commercial radio stations.


GigZoo

FoundersAnjan Luthra
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GigZoo is an entertainment marketplace platform connecting talent and customers without limits.


Tradiio

FoundersAlvaro Gomez, André Moniz, Miguel Leite
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Tradiio is a music app for web and mobile which blends streaming with direct-to-fan recurring payments for artists.


Humm

FoundersAlfonso Fiz, Andres Sanchez, Jorge Fernandez, Niels Footman, Thomas Wilczek
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Humm, music for the masses, is a free no ads alternative to Spotify and Apple Music. Making music accesible to everyone.


Musikki

FoundersJoao Afonso, Juliana Teixeira, Pedro Almeida
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Musikki is a living music platform that aims to bring together all the world’s musical knowledge, content and services.


Bronze

FoundersRichard Howells
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BRONZE is a technology that allows music creators to utilise AI and machine learning as tools for composition and release.


Musicraiser

FoundersTania Varuni
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Musicraiser is a italy based music company.


ROXi

FoundersUnknown
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ROXi is a Music Entertainment System compay.


FrontRow Global

FoundersMonica Hyerim Lee
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Music Data Intelligence for Music Industry


Eckofide

FoundersRory Ceasar Paul
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Echofide is the world’s first social content-streaming service – that simplifies booking creatives.


Playlists.net

FoundersKieron Donoghue
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Playlists.net is a music discovery platform to enable users to discover and enjoy music library of 150,000 high quality playlist.


FlairBox

FoundersElliot Janks, Robert Eades
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The home of the performers, where they can perform, connect & be discovered.


CueSongs

FoundersEd Averdieck, Peter Gabriel
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CueSongs simplifies the process of licensing music for small usages – no hassle, prolonged negotiation or excessive fees.


Signature Brew

FoundersSam McGregor, Tom Bott
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Signature Brew is a music inspired brewery – known internationally for their collaboration beers with the musicians themselves.


Ali Rasoul LTD

FoundersAli Rasoul
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An independent creative marketing agency committed to uncompromising visions working in the entertainment and corporate industries.


Cove

FoundersAlex Rothera, Ivor Williams
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A music-making app that helps people to communicate their feelings.


Guardian Media Group

FoundersC. P. Scott
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GMG is a leading multimedia business. The diverse portfolio includes national and regional newspapers, websites, radio stations, magazines


PingTune – Music Messenger

FoundersHenry David Firth
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PingTune is the Messaging App for Music Fans. This mobile-first experience brings fans closer to the music and artists they love, on mobile.


The Busking Project

FoundersLiliana Maz, Nick Broad
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Busk is a mobile app that allows street artists exposure and a way to earn money.


Last Second Tickets

FoundersCraig Massey, Max Kelly
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Last Second Tickets works directly with promoters, producers and venues to secure amazing discounts and prizes.


Live&Loud

FoundersBen Newton, Mick Newton
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Live&Loud is a UK-based company that matches up hospitality venues and music artists.


LoveLive

FoundersRichard Cohen
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LoveLive creates music content and offers services for brands, broadcasters, channels, digital platforms and labels.


Fanbytes

FoundersAmbrose Cooke, Mitchell Fasanya, Timothy Armoo
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Creating unforgettable experiences with the stars you love.


TeamRock

FoundersBilly Anderson
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TeamRock Radio is a commercial-free national DAB rock radio station broadcasting in the UK.


Boiler Room

FoundersBlaise Bellville
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Boiler Room is an online platform that enables its users to live stream and archive musical shows.


Potentiam

FoundersMarcus Adetola
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Redesigning the Music landscape using modern technologies.


Songdrop

FoundersJames Towers, Richard Taylor
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Songdrop is an online platform to save streamed music and create playlists.


Musations

FoundersAnthony Fennell, Iain McLean
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Mutations is a social media messaging platform that enables its users to share their inner most feelings through music.


itcher

FoundersDaniel Rovira, Juha Koski
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itcher, an entertainment discovery application, providing community powered recommendations around movies, tv shows, books, music, and games


nSpireMe

FoundersStuart Barr
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nSpireMe is a music practice app.


Wireless Theatre

FoundersMariele Runacre Temple
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A award winning leading UK audio drama production company.


Cosound

FoundersBenjamin Rees
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A music industry community app.


Kauris Ltd

FoundersDidier Metelo
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Kauris Ltd. develops LAMOOVA promoting clubbing trough App, Animation Film and Series, Comics and Website, AR / VR.


HIT Entertainment

FoundersJim Henson, Peter Orton, Sophie Turner Laing
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HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading pre-school entertainment companies.


MXX

FoundersJoe Lyske
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MXX is a creative AI technology company. We have built the world’s first AI engine that atomises and edits any music to video, instantly.


Last.fm

FoundersFelix Miller, Martin Stiksel, Michael Breidenbruecker, Richard Jones, Richard Jones, Thomas Willomitzer
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Last.fm is an online music catalogue providing users with personalized recommendations based on their taste in music.


Absolute Label Services

FoundersUnknown
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Absolute Label Services work directly with artists, managers and labels to provide everything they need to take their music to market.


ArtConscious Kft

FoundersLuca Jakab
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ArtConscious is an online platform is to represent central and eastern european artists and designers.


Mixlr

FoundersGreg Lloyd, Rob Watson
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Mixlr, a platform for social live audio, allows people to broadcast and engage with fans, friends and listeners in real-time.


Voisey

FoundersDag Langfoss Håland, Erlend Hausken, Oliver Barnes, Pål Wagtskjold Myran
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Voisey is an app that connects singers, songwriters, artists, and producers through collaborative songwriting. Record, publish, and share.


Audio Network

FoundersAndrew Sunnucks, Robert Hurst
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Audio Network offers an online portal that enables content creators to download music and use them in film, TV, and video production.


BattleMe – Hip Hop Community and Rap Studio

FoundersAlena Golden, Daniil Haldin, Dzmitry Bahdanovich
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Mobile app creating a community where freestylers and rappers can record tracks and grow their talent through winning contests.


Volant Sound

FoundersJoshua Church
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Audio reinvented, check our website for updates on our launch.

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