2112 is an accelerated mad pinball collision kind of a place – the difference between sitting alone and frightened perhaps in your own space or colliding with a supportive trampoline of diverse, interested, and interesting motherfu**ers.
It’s not the square feet of real estate (although that’s huge and glorious), it’s the square inches of heart and imagination that is the selling point here. Collaboration is king! I love it here.

Testimonial Martin Atkins
Martin Atkins
Invisible Records/Tour Smart

12 Line

12 Line Studio is a full service creative studio located in Chicago.

Chicago International Music & Movies Festival

Four-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances, industry panels and presentations…anything to show just what movies and music mean to each other.

Good Yeti

Good Yeti, LLC is a Chicago-based startup here to help VR content partners expand the reach of their products and services. We are futurists looking to promote new art forms, expand technology tools and improve the public perception of virtual reality for the benefit of everyone.


Non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs.

Personal Best Media

Radio broadcast/documentary work focused on entrepreneurship

Third Coast Media

An organization focused on bringing more recording to Chicago. We are a group of musicians with years of experience in performing and producing all types of recordings, live performances, and TV tapings. We formed the Chicago Studio Orchestra for clients to have access to the top players in Chicago. We provide a range of musical services, coordinating all production and post-production needs.

VL Group

VL Group creates award-winning digital media experiences for leading brands, including Corona, General Mills and Quaker. VL Group's flagship media streaming & delivery platform, Rhymba™, kindled the social music-listening revolution with the IMVU Music Store, and powers digital media for Live Nation, Billboard, Shazam, and many more. By combining digital media agency expertise with a technology company’s approach to platforms and services, VL Group provides the most comprehensive products, creative services and digital music marketing expertise to brands looking to attract and engage consumers, accelerate growth and build relationships that drive loyalty.

FlowMotion Media

Flow Motion is a multimedia company crafting individual experiences and unique videos that aim to inspire others.

Vals List

Valslist helps busy adults keep up with new music, effortlessly. We take the hassle out of the music search by introducing you to new artists you may not find on your own. Our playlists try to bridge the gap between the vintage tracks you know and love and the new up and coming artists. You can download our playlists through iTunes straight from or stream songs to your device using our mobile app called ValslistRadio.


Looking for a parking spot?
Get access to exclusive private parking based on your current location or search by address. Contact individual parking spot owners and ask any specific questions you may have. Reserve your ideal spot with the tap of a button and park your car by the hour, day, week, or month.

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

The Chicago South Asian Film Festival’s mission is to advance diversity in Chicagoland through cinema, conversation and culture. The Festival gives South Asian talent, stories and themes a world platform and is committed to providing an experience in cinema for filmmakers and moviegoers alike with the warmth and personal touch that is unique to Chicago.

Operator Media

Operator Media offers comprehensive technology solutions and services for businesses large and small. We understand that every business is different and that there can be technology challenges in the various phases of growth and development. Our solutions can help bring concepts to life, can take business to the next level, and can reinforce infrastructures that are competing with demand.

Ramova Music

Ramova Studios LLC is owned by Elliot Callighan - a Chicago Composer and Sound Designer who combines a classical violin and piano background with metal, pop and electronic influences to create unique custom music for film, television, commercials and video games. His work has been used in connection with United Airlines, Chevrolet Motors and the Chicago Advertising Foundation along with many independent filmmakers and game developers.


An online bidding service that matches vetted, highly skilled musicians with people seeking to hire them, either to create recordings or to perform live. It will provide instant access to World Class performers, composers, and sound engineers. It will also create a network and promotional agency for young artists. Aplaud’s goal is to become the leading music industry platform for the discovery, promotion, and employment of the most talented musicians from around the world

Chicago Music Commission

CMC is dedicated to:
Promoting the Chicago music community locally, nationally, and internationally
Serving as the independent advocate for the community with government and the private sector
Nurturing the community towards future growth

Invisible Records/Tour:Smart

Invisible Records is an independent record label based out of Chicago that has been giving artists a voice since 1989. The label is owned and run by Martin Atkins and home to bands such as: Pigface, The Damage Manual, Sheep on Drugs, and many, many more. The label has recently added many new bands from Bejing's ever changing music scene as well. Invisible welcomes Snapline, TooKoo, Pk-14, Subs and more. The label also hosts a recording studio, Mattress Factory Studio. Martin Atkins has drummed with PiL, Killing Joke, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface, and The Damage Manual, among others.

Media House

Animation, motion graphics, music videos, video production, visual effects, web design.


Downwrite is the place to go to connect with a songwriter and have your unique stories told through custom music. Whether you're having a song written for a special occasion, or for your own personal playlist - the end result will be truly special, and one-of-a-kind.

McEntee Law Group

Immigration Law and Music Visas


Imagine if you could hear a picture. That's what the brand-new iPhone app, snapAsong, lets you do! Combining picture and sound into a whole new media with a range of possibilities, snapAsong records ambient audio as you take a photo, embedding it into the image.

TrackForce Productions

TrackForce Productions is a Chicago based full service music production company with offices in Chicago, Olso and Stockholm. We specialize in custom crafted music with a fast turnaround time in any style imaginable. We have over 20 writers throughout the world.

Ziliak Law

Legal services for startups and trading firms

So Midwest, Inc. An Illin - Noise corporation

so midwest, inc. is a production design firm from chicago, illinois geared towards the live event & touring markets. providing lighting, scenic & video content design to deliver a visual impact for audiences worldwide.

Foundations of Music

Our vision is a society where children of all means have access to music education and the opportunity to creatively express themselves through music; where all children are inspired to engage in their communities and realize their full potential.


Backline helps independent musicians contact multiple venues quickly, increases response rates from talent buyers and track important tour information that bands need to get to the next level.


Media production company, modeling agency, and music label focused on bridging the gap between Bollywood/Hollywood.

The hub for Chicago's music industry.

Desoto and State

Culmination of Artists to leverage each others resources to improve personal brands.


Gigity.TV has been broadcasting concerts, plays and other live events from venues and theatres for 4 years. We've captured more than 3,000 different artists in over 8,000 broadcasts from all over the country with our innovative, permanently installed live video production systems. Combined with our world class broadcast partners, our first of a kind web and mobile apps are creating a new kind of Internet television network.


Personalized marketing and PR services for creative entrepreneurs and growing businesses. They specialize in entertainment marketing, working with musicians, music technology companies, recording studios, record labels, and lifestyle brands.

Pro Source

Prosource provides audio, lighting, staging, and video production services, equipment rentals, and installation/integration services.

The Up Next

Free mobile app platform for music discovery that puts the power of the record label in the artist's hands. By streamlining the music discovery process, artists are able to maximize exposure while still maintaining ownership of their music. Listeners are the tastemakers and play the role of an A&R, earning rewards for individual talent recognition.


WFLIII Drums is part of a tradition of drum builders that goes back over 100 years! The time has come to bring back the #1 name in family drum building. The business has changed, but the people are the same. Hard working, devoted and ready to take on a new mission in drum building.

Volcanoes for Hire

We provide custom development of an iPhone/iPad Artist App with your dynamic music on a budget comparable to a traditional indie record.

Mic Check

Gear at the click of a button.
Rent music equipment from people nearby.

Eclipse Creativity

Entertainment and Stage Lighting Design Firm.


The technology leaders in custom in-ear monitoring. Saving musicians' hearing, one ear at a time! We are the ``EXPERTS IN SAFE SOUND.``

Project Decibel

We are hearing experts and audiologists devoted to protecting your ears. Whether you are music industry personnel, love going to concerts, or enjoy listening to your headphones, we aim to keep you safe while listening to the music you love. #ForTheEars

Brown Paper Tickets

With no fees to sell tickets and live 24/7 phone and web sales, Brown Paper Tickets is the smartest way to sell tickets for your next event!

IFP Chicago

IFP Chicago is a non-profit organization committed to the idea that independent film is an important art form and a powerful voice in our society.


Jammber provides enterprise-level tools to assist teams and organizations in managing creative projects, sessions, contributors, budgets and more. Services include A&R and publishing administration, payroll services, and data services.

NeoTech Knowledgey

Servicing all of your information security and technology needs.


Ven.U is an app that compiles relevant Music industry news from major sources around the web and conveniently hosts them in one location. Show announcements, tour annoucements, etc are also a big part of Ven.U's platform. Has a massive showlist of upcoming events.

Wicked Entertainment

Independent record label and media firm focused on hip-hop and rap.

Bassline Group

The Bassline Group is a music-inspired brand management and consultant agency based in Chicago that focuses on authentic marketability.

Chicago Philharmonic

The Chicago Philharmonic Society has developed into a musical community of over 200 of the highest-level classical music performers in the Chicago area. The Society has always had two fundamental goals—to provide growing opportunities for its musical artist members to perform symphonic music at the highest level and, in the process, to bring great music to diverse audiences at affordable prices and in easily-accessed venues.


Discover the music you love through music scenes and location
The first music platform dedicated to the Hispanic and Latin American music lover


With In-telligent you'll be informed on a real-time basis on your selected community's announcements and alerts. Not only does In-telligent keep you informed, but it also enables you to communicate with your community's management team quickly, simply, and efficiently.

Pravda Records

One of Chicago's longest running independent labels. Totally independent since 1984.
We have good music for you!


QRATES is a one-stop vinyl pressing service that includes multiple aspects to make everything as easy as possible for artists to support their DIY business.
With QRATES you can press vinyl from 100 copies while a normal minimum order is 300 to 500 in the industry. Also, you can simulate your record, sleeve and label in our original vinyl design tool. From vinyl design to sales options, you have total control over the way you want to release your music.

Strassel Creative

We provide award-winning strategic communications and design for purpose-driven organizations. We are proud to work for organizations focused on education and environmental initiatives.

Small Craft Advisory

Marketing strategy for e-commerce businesses
Expert strategy to help you find—and get found by—your ideal customers online.

Chicago is uniquely positioned to become the most progressive and successful market for creative technologies. It has a long history of brick and mortar practicality living alongside big artistic dreams and inspired financial investment. This is made obvious in our architecture. Now, with spaces like 2112 and Fort Knox Studios, we have a special catalyst for collaboration and innovation in the arts and technology sectors.

Testimonial Matt Frederickson
Matt Frederickson
Volcanoes for Hire