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2018

Lady Gaga, Hayley Wiliams, Kacey Musgraves & More to Auction Gear for Girls Rock Camp Alliance

Mayl 8, 2018

If you ever wanted microphones, signed vinyl or guitar pedals from your favorite female artists, look no further. Lady Gaga, Paramore's Hayley Williams and Kacey Musgraves are among the women donating their gear and memorabilia to be auctioned off on online marketplace Reverb for a good cause. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the non-profit Girls Rock Camp Alliance, which works to provide summer camps and education opportunities for female, transgender and gender non-binary youth. Read More

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Evanescence, Hayley Williams & more auctioning gear for Girls Rock Camp Alliance charity

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Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves Donate Gear For Girls Rock Camp Alliance Auction

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Hayley Williams of Paramore, Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and More Auction Gear for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance

May 8, 2018 | Read More

Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves & More Donate Auction Items for Girls Rock Camp Alliance

May 10, 2018 | Read More

Lady Gaga, Sharon Van Etten, Paramore, More Auction Gear for Girls Rock Camp

May 8, 2018 | Read More

Hayley Williams, Laura Jane Grace and More Have Donated Gear for Girls Empowerment Charity

May 9, 2018 | Read More

Lady Gaga, Paramore Donate Gear to Benefit Girls Rock Camps

May 8, 2018 | Read More

Dolly Parton, Reba Mcentire and More Donate to Girls Rock Auction

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Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, Reba McEntire and More to Support the Girls Rock Camp Alliance With Reverb Auction

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Moby Selling Over 100 Pieces of Equipment for Charity

April 24, 2018

Moby is selling a variety of musical equipment and gear he's used throughout his career to raise money for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The sale launches Thursday, April 26th, on Reverb.com. Read More

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Moby auctioning music gear to benefit animal rights group

April 25, 2018 | Read More

Moby Is Auctioning Studio Gear Used on His Biggest Records: Watch

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby Launches Reverb Shop to Sell More than 100 Synthesizers, Microphones, Guitars & More from His Career to Benefit Chronic Diseases Charity

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby to sell over 100 synths and pieces of studio gear used across his career

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby To Sell Over 100 Pieces Of Gear From His Private Collection For Charity

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby to sell hundreds of old synths, turntables, guitars and sombreros for charity

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Mobys Synthesizer-Flohmarkt…

April 24, 2018 | Read More

You Can Now Get Your Hands on Moby’s Synths and Turntables

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby to sell iconic Roland Jupiter-6 and Serge Modular synths

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby va vendre plus de cent synthés utilisés pendant sa carrière

April 25, 2018 | Read More

Moby sells his synths, guitars and more, with proceeds going to anti-cruelty group

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby To Sell All His Gear On Reverb

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby Auctioning Off Synths, Guitars, and Sombreros for Charity

April 24, 2018 | Read More

Moby Se Sépare De Son Immense Collection De Synthétiseurs Pour Soutenir Une Médecine Plus Éthique

April 25, 2018 | Read More

Les instruments de Moby sont en vente

April 25, 2018 | Read More


Nearly 200 Pieces of Linkin Park's Gear to be Sold for Charity

April 2, 2018

Linkin Park enthusiasts will soon be able to buy nearly 200 pieces of gear used by the band throughout its 17-year career. The items include the keytar featured in the “What I’ve Done” music video to a theremin used by Mike Shinoda. All gear will be on sale at Techno Empire’s Reverb.com store starting Wednesday (April 4). Other key pieces of equipment going up for sale are the Amplivox S602M Megaphone Brad Delson used on tour in 2011 and a sticker-covered road case. Read More

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Used Linkin Park Instruments Headed to Auction for Charity

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Nearly 200 Pieces of Linkin Park Gear Will Be Sold for Charity

April 2, 2018 | Read More

Linkin Park instruments up for sale

April 3, 2018 | Read More

Used Linkin Park Instruments Headed to Auction for Charity

April 2, 2018 | Read More

Linkin Park Auctioning Studio + Concert Gear, Plus News on Thirty Seconds to Mars, Vomitory + More

April 2, 2018 | Read More

More Than 200 Pieces Of Linkin Park’s Used Gear Is Being Sold For Charity

April 2, 2018 | Read More

LINKIN PARK To Auction Off Nearly 200 Pieces Of Gear For Charity

April 3, 2018 | Read More

Over 200 instruments used by Linkin Park to be sold for charity

April 2, 2018 | Read More

Over 200 instruments used by Linkin Park to be sold for charity

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Linkin Park Are Selling Over 200 Pieces Of Old Gear For Charity

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Linkin Park are selling 200 of their used instruments for charity

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Five Minutes with David Kalt

April, 2018

We caught up with Reverb.com's founder and CEO, David Kalt, after this year's NAMM Show, where he was the NAMM Young Professionals keynote speaker. What follows is a great stand-in for those who could not make it to this year's keynote, as well as an exceptional continuation for those who were able to attend. Read More


Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard

April, 2018

Starting in 1961, amidst the rising popularity of solidbody and thinline guitars, Gibson doubled down on its lineup of larger-sized hollowbodies with a series of artist models. First came the Johnny Smith and Barney Kessel models in 1961, followed by the Tal Farlow signature in ’62. A few years later, this artist line expanded with the launch of two Trini Lopez models: the Standard and the Deluxe Read More


The Reverb Top 10: Overdrive Pedals

March 28, 2018

Here at Reverb, we see thousands upon thousands of pedals and effects sell through our platform every year. From boutique shops and independent builders offering small-batch stompboxes to impassioned players simply selling a pedal they aren’t using anymore, we see an incredibly diverse cross-section of pedal commerce that incorporates just about every make and model available to today’s discerning guitarists. This constant flow of sales gives us an awful lot of data to explore and a unique vantage from which to examine various subsections of the market. Read More


Going global: What 7 tech companies learned establishing international offices

March 28, 2018

Establishing an international presence is an important milestone for many growth-stage companies — and an important one to get right, at that. We asked seven Chicago tech companies about the most important things they’ve learned in building their international teams, and how global footprints have helped shape their company cultures. Read More


Interview with David Kalt of Reverb

March 26, 2018

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Here are the finalists for Chicago's Best Places to Work

March 26, 2018

Which Chicago-area companies do best by their employees? Here's the answer. Every year since 2008, Crain's Chicago Business has highlighted the local companies rated highest by their employees. In a wide-ranging questionnaire, we ask about everything from workplace comforts to benefits and culture. This project has proved so popular that this year we expanded our list of honorees to the 100 top scorers. The 2018 Best Places to Work finalists are presented here, in alphabetical order Read More


How one retailer fights goliaths like Amazon by minimizing payment costs

March 16, 2018

It's hard to build an online marketplace when the same products can be found just as easily on Amazon and eBay. But Reverb has found success in fine-tuning the way it handles data and payments. Read More


Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou is selling a bunch of gear

March 5, 2018

If you came of age in the 1990s, you probably remember the first few Silverchair records as memorable touchstones of Australian music. And if now, 20 years later, you’re thinking about getting your own band back together – of rediscovering the chunky guitar tones you used to bash out in the garage – we’ve got some good news. Chris Joannou, one-third of Newcastle’s most famous musical export, is selling some of the instruments he collected over two decades playing bass in the band. Read More

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Attention Silverchair Fans! Want To Own A Piece Of The Band's History?

March 6, 2018 | Read More

Wanna own music gear used on classic Silverchair albums? It's up for sale

March 6, 2018 | Read More

Silverchair’s Chris Joannou Is Selling Guitars & Gear From His Personal Collection

March 6, 2018 | Read More

Chris Joannou To Sell Off Personal Collection

March 6, 2018 | Read More

'They're like family to me': Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou to sell off his musical gear potentially scuttling talk of an anticipated band reunion

March 7, 2018 | Read More

Silverchair's Chris Joannou Opens Reverb Store

March 6, 2018 | Read More

Silverchair’s Chris Joannou’s Bass Gear for Sale via Reverb.com

March 5, 2018 | Read More


This 36-year-old makes over $150,000 'playing with guitars' for just 5 hours a day

March 5, 2018

When Henry Brown was in his 20s and living in Chicago, he followed his dream of becoming a rock star and didn't bother with a back up plan. When the recession hit in 2008 and even jobs waiting tables between gigs were hard to come by, reality set in. So he took his prized possession — an old 1969 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Gold Top guitar he had bought for $1300 — and listed it on eBay. It sold for $2500. Read More

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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard

February 21, 2018

Starting in 1961, amidst the rising popularity of solidbody and thinline guitars, Gibson doubled down on its lineup of larger-sized hollowbodies with a series of artist models. First came the Johnny Smith and Barney Kessel models in 1961, followed by the Tal Farlow signature in ’62. A few years later, this artist line expanded with the launch of two Trini Lopez models: the Standard and the Deluxe Read More


Introducing Chicago Inno’s 2018 Tech Madness Finalists

February 13, 2018

Get ready, folks. We’re only three weeks out from our annual Tech Madness bracket reveal event. Each year, the Chicago Inno team hosts a reader-driven bracket competition in the spirit of March Madness to drive awareness and excitement for Chicago’s startup ecosystem. Read More


Front and Center: Lynette Sage, Art Director at Reverb.com

February 13, 2018

In the past five years, Reverb.com has become one of the world’s largest music gear websites, serving as a marketplace for musicians to buy and sell used, vintage, and new music gear online. One of the driving forces behind their success is art director Lynette Sage. She works with teams across all areas of the company to develop, oversee, and implement a wide range of projects — from brand identity, to marketing campaigns, to web design and visual assets. By diving in deep on the corporate side as well as being a user of the company’s product, Sage has developed a firm understanding of both her company’s story and what makes a great user experience, and it’s this pairing of the two that underlies her success. Read More


Drink your own champagne: 7 Chicago companies on why they use their own tech

February 7, 2018

Eat your own dog food. Drink your own champagne. Whatever phrase you prefer, the idea is the same: Nothing shows a company’s confidence in its product like using it in-house. This is especially important in tech where companies are often asked what separates their app or software from a laundry list of competitors. To learn more about the benefits of “dogfooding,” which is totally a real term, we spoke to employees at seven Chicago tech companies who are avid users of the software and apps they build.c Read More


Switchfoot Sells Gear With Portion Of Proceeds To Benefit Band's Foundation

February 6, 2018

Reverb.com — the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear — and Switchfoot announced that The Official Switchfoot Reverb Shop will launch on Wednesday, February 7. The shop will feature guitars, bass guitars, drums, effects pedals, and more used by the Grammy-winning alternative rock band. Read More

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Switchfoot selling 100 pieces of studio and touring equipment

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How E-Commerce Revitalized a Main Street Store

February, 2018

Music Makers was like a lot of small-town music stores when it first opened in 2001. Owner Dave Plunk was committed to serving his Galesburg, Illinois community of around 30,000 with quality products, fair prices, and attentive service. And it was working. Then in 2004, Maytag, the area's largest employer, packed its refrigerator factory and thousands of jobs off to Mexico. With nothing on the appliance giant's scale to replace it, Galesburg suffered, and Music Makers, still located on Main Street, has struggled even as competitors, one by one, slipped from the scene. But in 2017 Plunk seized an opportunity, shrugged off apprehensions, and set Music Makers on an ambitious new path that just might serve as a model for music retailers enduring less than favorable circumstances. Read More


The Best Heart-Shaped Products for Valentine’s Day

February, 2018

For your Valentine's Day-hating brother: February 14th might not be his favorite holiday. OK, he hates it—but if you really can't skip over your brother when shopping for love-themed goodies, go subtle but fun with these white ebony heart-shaped guitar picks. Since he has a knack for losing things anyway, he'll have to keep 'em in case the urge to perform Green Day comes over him and he needs to pick away. Read More


Made in Chicago: Reverb

January 30, 2018

In today's Made in Chicago, we focus on Reverb.com, a Roscoe Village-based company that is a marketplace for musicians. CEO David Kalt joins us with his team to teach our anchors how to play a new instrument. Read More


Year in Review: Chicago tech raised more than $1.7B in 2017

January 23, 2018

Chicago tech's momentum keeps on building, with companies raising more than $1.73 billion dollars in 2017. That number is up from the previous year’s $1.7 billion, and, in terms of venture capital, the ecosystem had its best year in recent memory. Thirty-four companies raised $10 million or more, and a whopping 113 companies raised funding rounds upward of $1 million. That number is up from 99 companies in 2016. All told, Built In Chicago tracked funding rounds from 188 digital tech companies. Read More


He Has a Rarity in Music: A Steady Paycheck

January 12, 2018

Joe Shadid, 30, is a music and content specialist for Reverb.com in Chicago. What is Reverb.com, and what do you do there? We’re an online marketplace where people buy and sell guitars, drums and other music gear. Read More


There’s a new online vinyl marketplace to explore, meet Reverb LP

January 10, 2018

Originally launched in 2013, Reverb has grown at a staggering rate to become the go-to platform for buying and selling gear online – not just for musicians, but for stores and other vendors too. Looking to do the same for the burgeoning worldwide vinyl market, the company launched Reverb LP at the tail-end of 2017. Read More


Chicago saw more big VC deals in 2017

January 9, 2018

Chicago startups had more $10 million-plus investments in 2017 than in any of the past five years. There were 39 local deals of $10 million or more, topping the previous best showing, 34 in 2015, according to data from Seattle-based researcher Pitchbook. 2016 had 31 deals of $10 million or more. Read More


Reverb Launches Non-Profit Foundation

January, 2018

Reverb has launched the Reverb Foundation. The non-profit, in coordination with Reverb, will create more musicians by supporting programs and initiatives that increase access to music education, gear and opportunities to play, stated the company. Read More


431: Reverb LP - The Technology Behind the Online Vinyl Marketplace

January 9, 2018

Today’s show is for vinyl lovers who believe that the humble record shops are a cultural institution. Over the years, music has become a soulless throwaway industry where we can carry around every song ever made on the phones in our pocket. It should be no surprise to hear that the traditional vinyl album is once again proving to be a big hit with music lovers who appreciate the art of music. Read More


Vinyl: The Future of the Past with Reverb's Dan Melnick

January 8, 2018

Reverb is an online marketplace that revolutionized how people buy and sell instruments. Now, with the launch of Reverb LP, they're looking to do the same for Vinyl. Read More


Melissa Etheridge and The B-52s to be Honored at the 2018 She Rocks Awards

January 4, 2018

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) has announced that Melissa Etheridge and The B-52s band members Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson will be honored at the sixth annual She Rocks Awards on Friday, January 26, 2018, during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Read More


Recording Equipment from L.A.’s The Sound Factory Now Available on Reverb.com

January 4, 2018

Today, L.A.’s Techno Empire is selling recording equipment from The Sound Factory studio on music gear marketplace Reverb.com. The iconic L.A. studio, which has been the center of many classic recordings since the late ‘60s, will remain active while also giving artists, engineers, fans, and more the opportunity to own a piece of recording history. Read More

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