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Reverb is the marketplace for musicians to buy and sell the gear they use to make the music they love. Reverb was created in 2013 by David Kalt in Chicago, Illinois, and is now the fastest growing community of musicians anywhere. Follow the Reverb story below to find out more about who we are and where we're headed.

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Built In Chicago July 31, 2018
Inside scoop: The emerging technologies 6 Chicago tech leaders are watching

Reverb.com is a marketplace for new and used instruments and music equipment. The company also recently launched a marketplace for physical copies of music, Reverb LP. Dan Melnick is Reverb’s COO and the president of Reverb LP. Melnick said that when it comes to his team’s priorities, designing mobile-focused software and user experiences tops the list.

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Fretboard Journal July 2018
Podcast 210: Dan Orkin from Reverb.com

This week, we talk to Reverb.com’s Dan Orkin. Dan recounts the company’s early days, its explosive growth, some current marketplace trends when it come to guitars (including what’s hot right now and what isn’t) and a lot more.

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Guitar World July 26, 2018
Former Black Crowes Guitarist Rich Robinson is Selling Off Some of His Gear

A Freedom Custom double-neck, a Teye Mother of Pearl and a vintage 1973 Telecaster Bass are among the offerings. Former Black Crowes—and current Magpie Salute—guitarist Rich Robinson is partnering up with Reverb to sell off some of his favorite guitars. The axes on offer include a Freedom Custom double-neck, a Teye Mother of Pearl and a vintage 1973 Telecaster Bass, among others.

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Jambands.com July 26, 2018 | Read More
Rich Robinson Lists Guitars and Amps for Online Sale
The Women’s International Music Network July 26, 2018
Reverb Adds Crystal Morris To Board Of Directors

Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling music gear, announced on July 25 they have added Crystal Morris, CEO and co-founder of leading case manufacturer Gator Cases, to its board of directors. The long-time musical instrument industry executive and music education advocate will support Reverb—which recently surpassed $1 billion in total sales on the platform—as it continues to expand.

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Illinois Technology Association July 25, 2018 | Read More
Reverb Adds Crystal Morris to Board of Directors
The Music & Sound Retailer July 25, 2018 | Read More
Gator Cases CEO Joins Reverb Board of Directors
Musical Merchandise Review August 1, 2018 | Read More
Reverb Adds Morris to Board of Directors
NAMM June 29, 2018
NAMM Oral History Program | David Kalt

David Kalt remembers, with a smile, the Fender Stratocaster he dreamed of as a kid. He also recalls that great day in 1985 when he finally got a 1970s Strat! The instrument has a special place in his own passion for music, an idea and feeling he never forgot. In fact, it was that passion for musical instruments that inspired him to create Reverb.

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Rolling Stone July 17, 2018
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett to Sell Guitars From Personal Collection

Foo Fighters‘ Chris Shiflett is selling 20 guitars from his personal collection, including ones he used during his tenure with the rock band. "I have an excess of guitars that I’ve gotten over the years — I have more than I could even really play and more than I do play. It would be fun to see these things find a home elsewhere, where somebody’s going to actually play them and put scratches on them," Shiflett said of the sale.

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Billboard July 18, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett to Auction Off 20 Guitars
Spin July 17, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett Auctioning Off 20 Guitars
ABC News Radio Online July 17, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett selling guitar collection
AXS July 18, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett announces sale of 20 guitars from his personal collection
BBC News July 18, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett selling off his guitar collection
Blabbermouth July 17, 2018 | Read More
FOO FIGHTERS Guitarist CHRIS SHIFLETT To Sell 20 Guitars Used Throughout Career
Bravo! July 18, 2018 | Read More
Chris Shiflett dei Foo Fighters ha messo in vendita online 20 delle sue storiche chitarre. Guarda il video
The Guitar Magazine July 17, 2018 | Read More
Chris Shiflett launches official Reverb shop
Guitar World July 17, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett is Selling Off Some of His Gear
iHeart Radio July 18, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett Is Selling 20 of His Guitars
Kerrang! July 17, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett is Selling Guitars Used Throughout His Career
Live Arena July 19, 2018 | Read More
Avis aux amateurs : le guitariste des Foo Fighters vend ses guitares
Louder/Classic Rock July 18, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett to sell guitar collection
Mixdown July 18, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Is Selling His Guitar Collection
MSN July 17, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett to Sell Guitars From Personal Collection
MusicRadar July 19, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters fans! Chris Shiflett is selling 20 guitars on Reverb this week
MusikExpress July 19, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters: Chris Shiflett verkauft seine Gitarrensammlung
NME July 17, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett to sell his personal guitar collection
VH1 July 18, 2018 | Read More
Chris Shiflett Dei Foo Fighters Vende 20 Chitarre. Le Compriamo Tutte?
Virgin Radio July 18, 2018 | Read More
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett to sell his guitars
Triple J July 18, 2018
Dave from Gang of Youths auctioning off 'Go Farther In Lightness' guitar for charity

Gang of Youths frontman Dave Le'aupepe is auctioning off the trusty six-string he used to write and record Go Farther In Lightness, the band's Hottest 100-busting, ARIA winning second studio album. The instrument is being auctioned through online music gear marketplace Reverb.com, and the singer-guitarist will donate all proceeds to Refugee and Immigrant Centre for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a Texas-based non-profit that provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

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The AU Review July 19, 2018 | Read More
Gang of Youths frontman David Le’aupepe auctions off Go Farther in Lightness guitar for charity RAICES
The Music July 18, 2018 | Read More
Gang Of Youths' David Le'aupepe's Guitar Used On 'Go Farther in Lightness' Album Up For Grabs
Beat July 2018 | Read More
David Le'aupepe is auctioning his guitar for charity
Music Feeds July 18, 2018 | Read More
Gang Of Youths’ Dave Le’aupepe Auctioning ‘Go Farther In Lightness’ Guitar For Charity
Tone Deaf July 18, 2018 | Read More
Gang of Youths’ Dave Le’aupepe is auctioning off his guitar for charity
The Music Trades August 2018
Reverb Passes $1.0 Billion Milestone

More than $600 million worth of music gear will be sold on the Reverb.com site this year. If it were a stand-alone music products retailer, it would rank as the second or third largest in the country. But as an online platform that allows thousands of individuals and businesses to connect with buyers, it falls into a different category.

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Guitar Business Radio July 1, 2018
David Kalt on the Expansion of Reverb

In our 21st episode, we talk with Reverb.com CEO, David Kalt, who gives us a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what has grown into the world’s most popular music gear website, connecting millions of people around the globe. We also talk about a surprise move by Eastwood Guitars in The Shorts. And at the Back of the Show, we find out if polarization really helps.

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Consequence of Sound June 26, 2018
Jamila Woods teams up with Louder Than a Bomb founder Kevin Coval for new 7-inch single

Jamila Woods has joined forces with Louder Than a Bomb founder Kevin Coval for a limited edition 7-inch that will be released via Reverb LP and charity-focused label Vinyl For A Cause. All proceeds from the 7-inch will benefit Young Chicago Authors, an inclusive organization specializing arts education programs, at which both Woods and Coval serve as artistic directors.

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The Chicago Tribune June 26, 2018 | Read More
Jamila Woods and Kevin Coval team up to benefit young authors
Chicago Reader June 26, 2018 | Read More
Jamila Woods and Kevin Coval collaborate with Vinyl for a Cause to benefit Young Chicago Authors
Canada’s Music Scene June 26, 2018 | Read More
Jamila Woods teams up with Louder Than a Bomb founder Kevin Coval for new 7-inch single
Fake Shore Drive June 28, 2018 | Read More
Check out Jamila Woods’ new track “Muddy” from her Vinyl For A Cause campaign to benefit Young Chicago Authors
The Music June 26, 2018
Regurgitator & Midnight Oil Producer To Auction Off Gear Used On Iconic Records

ARIA award-winning local producer Lachlan “Magoo” Goold has worked with some of Australia’s biggest and best bands, and now he’s preparing to auction off some sweet studio gear that’s helped shape some iconic albums. He’s still mixing bands, but a new role as Head of Audio at JMC Academy in Brisbane means he’s selling his studio, Applewood, and some outboard studio equipment he’s used throughout his career along with it.

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Mixdown Magazine June 26, 2018 | Read More
Esteemed Australian Record Producer Magoo to Sell Studio Gear
The Music Network June 27, 2018 | Read More
Legendary Aussie producer Magoo auctioning off studio gear used on iconic albums
Tastytrade June 26, 2018
Bootstrapping in America: David Kalt of Reverb

Reverb is an online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear. Late last year, they launched Reverb LP an online site for buying and selling records. David Kalt is the Founder & CEO of Reverb. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in computer science from DePaul University. Their dynamic growth in the last 5 years, has allowed them to open offices all around the world.

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Music Instrument News June 25, 2018
Reverb – is this chance independent retailers have been waiting for?

MIN’s editor, Gary Cooper, speaks with Kevin Drost, Chief Strategy Officer of Reverb.com – the online sales portal that could finally give UK music shops the chance to compete with the online giants. Though Reverb. com has been around for a few years now (since 2013 in fact) I have to admit that I had been only peripherally aware of it until recently, when a retailer friend told me he had started advertising on it.

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The Wall Street Journal June 18, 2018
Four Effective Questions to Ask Your Staff During Casual Conversations

David Kalt is the founder of Reverb.com, a marketplace for musical instruments and gear, and the owner of the Chicago Music Exchange, a vintage guitar store in Chicago. He also co-founded and was the former CEO of online broker optionsXpress.

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Consequence of Sound June 12, 2018
Moby selling his entire record collection for charity

Moby is doing the impossible: he’s selling his entire record collection for charity. Literally every single record the legendary producer has ever bought or purchased or carried around the world for his early DJ sets will be available for purchase. "I would rather you have them then me, because if you have them, you’ll play them, you’ll love them," he says, "and the money will go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. So everybody wins. Well, except me, because now I don’t have any records."

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Billboard June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby Is Selling His Full Record Collection For Charity
Boing Boing June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby is selling his record collection to benefit an animal rights org
93 XRT June 13, 2018 | Read More
Want a Piece of Moby’s Record Collection? It’s Yours!
Dancing Astronaut June 13, 2018 | Read More
Moby to sell personal record collection for charity
DJ Mag June 13, 2018 | Read More
Moby Is Selling His Entire Record Collection for a Charitable Cause
Exclaim June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby Is Selling His Record Collection for Charity
FACT Magazine June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby is selling his entire record collection for charity
GQ June 13, 2018 | Read More
Moby vende tutti i suoi vinili per beneficenza. L’asta online sarà pubblica
MixMag June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby Is Selling His Entire Record Collection for Charity
Musik Express June 14, 2018 | Read More
Moby verkauft seine Plattensammlung für einen guten Zweck
NME June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby is selling his entire record collection for charity
Noisey June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby pone a la venta el 100% de su colección de discos
Pitchfork June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby Is Selling His Entire Record Collection
Resident Advisor June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby is selling off his personal record collection for charity
Rolling Stone June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby to Sell Massive Record Collection, Rare Test Pressings for Charity
SPIN June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby Is Selling Off His Entire Record Collection for Charity
The Vinyl Factory June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby is selling his entire record collection
Vinyl Radar June 12, 2018 | Read More
Moby is selling his entire record collection for charity
Built In Chicago May 23, 2018
Reverb expands Roscoe Village HQ in preparation for big hiring plans

Reverb.com is making a serious run for the title of “Chicago’s coolest tech office. The music gear and equipment marketplace announced today that it has doubled the size of its Roscoe Village headquarters, which now occupies 19,000 square feet. The expanded space features music-inspired artwork, a full video recording studio and space for a lot more team members.

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Chicago Inno May 23, 2018 | Read More
As Reverb’s Office Expands, It’s Eyeing Even Bigger Plans for Growth
Musical Merchandise Review May 24, 2018 | Read More
Reverb Doubles Size of Chicago Headquarters
Technori May 25, 2018 | Read More
Keep the hits coming: Reverb doubles size of Chicago Headquarters
Music Inc. Magazine May 2018 | Read More
Reverb Grows Chicago Office
Rolling Stone May 22, 2018
Guitars Are Getting More Popular. So Why Do We Think They're Dying?

Headlines haven’t been kind to electric guitars. Slipping sales year over year made for a bleak portrait, and by last September, even Eric Clapton wondered if the instrument was on its way out. “Maybe the guitar is over,” he mused, responding to reports that electric guitar sales had crashed half a million in a single decade and that industry leaders Gibson and Fender were both in debt.

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Built In Chicago May 16, 2018
All about impact: Why 6 Chicagoans left corporate life for startups

While this may come as a shock to some, the opportunity to play ping pong and drink beer during office hours is rarely why people leave corporate life behind for the tech world. For many, the draw is the ability to make an instant impact with their work at companies whose cultures values new ideas and approaches. We spoke to six Chicago technologists who all worked in corporate America to learn more about why they left it all behind to join fast-growing tech companies.

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Billboard May 9, 2018
Lady Gaga, Hayley Wiliams, Kacey Musgraves & More to Auction Gear for Girls Rock Camp Alliance

Lady Gaga, Paramore's Hayley Williams and Kacey Musgraves are among the women donating their gear and memorabilia to be auctioned off on 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.

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ABC News Radio May 9, 2018 | Read More
Evanescence, Hayley Williams & more auctioning gear for Girls Rock Camp Alliance charity
Grammy Awards May 9, 2018 | Read More
Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves Donate Gear For Girls Rock Camp Alliance Auction
Mxdwn.com May 8, 2018 | Read More
Hayley Williams of Paramore, Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton and More Auction Gear for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance
Nash Country Daily May 10, 2018 | Read More
Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves & More Donate Auction Items for Girls Rock Camp Alliance
Pitchfork May 8, 2018 | Read More
Lady Gaga, Sharon Van Etten, Paramore, More Auction Gear for Girls Rock Camp
Rock Sound May 9, 2018 | Read More
Hayley Williams, Laura Jane Grace and More Have Donated Gear for Girls Empowerment Charity
Rolling Stone May 8, 2018 | Read More
Lady Gaga, Paramore Donate Gear to Benefit Girls Rock Camps
Taste of Country May 8, 2018 | Read More
Dolly Parton, Reba Mcentire and More Donate to Girls Rock Auction
The WIMN May 8, 2018 | Read More
Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, Reba McEntire and More to Support the Girls Rock Camp Alliance With Reverb Auction
VentureBeat April 29, 2018
How ecommerce startups can win against Amazon

In 2016, U.S. consumers spent $360 billion at online retailers, with Amazon accounting for a whopping $150 billion of that. In other words, almost 50 cents of every ecommerce dollar goes to Amazon. Amazon is hard to beat on price, selection, and convenience. So what ecommerce opportunities are left for startups? This is a question my fund looks at very carefully, since we’ve been focused on high-potential ecommerce plays.

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Rolling Stone April 24, 2018
Moby Selling Over 100 Pieces of Equipment for Charity

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. "This is the equipment I’ve used to make all my records," Moby said. "I have so much equipment and almost all of it has profound sentimental value to me. But rather than keep it all in storage, I want to sell it for a good cause."

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Boing Boing April 25, 2018 | Read More
Moby auctioning music gear to benefit animal rights group
DJ Mag April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby Is Auctioning Studio Gear Used on His Biggest Records: Watch
Electronic Musician 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
Fact Mag April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby to sell over 100 synths and pieces of studio gear used across his career
Grammy Awards April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby To Sell Over 100 Pieces Of Gear From His Private Collection For Charity
Happy Mag April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby to sell hundreds of old synths, turntables, guitars and sombreros for charity
Keyboards April 24, 2018 | Read More
Mobys Synthesizer-Flohmarkt…
Mixmag April 24, 2018 | Read More
You Can Now Get Your Hands on Moby’s Synths and Turntables
Music Radar April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby to sell iconic Roland Jupiter-6 and Serge Modular synths
Nova April 25, 2018 | Read More
Moby va vendre plus de cent synthés utilisés pendant sa carrière
Resident Advisor April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby sells his synths, guitars and more, with proceeds going to anti-cruelty group
Sonicstate April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby To Sell All His Gear On Reverb
Spin April 24, 2018 | Read More
Moby Auctioning Off Synths, Guitars, and Sombreros for Charity
Trax April 25, 2018 | Read More
Moby Se Sépare De Son Immense Collection De Synthétiseurs Pour Soutenir Une Médecine Plus Éthique
Tsugi April 25, 2018 | Read More
Les instruments de Moby sont en vente
Billboard April 2, 2018
Nearly 200 Pieces of Linkin Park's Gear to be Sold for Charity

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.

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Rolling Stone April 2, 2018 | Read More
Used Linkin Park Instruments Headed to Auction for Charity
Spin April 2, 2018 | Read More
Nearly 200 Pieces of Linkin Park Gear Will Be Sold for Charity
CNN April 3, 2018 | Read More
Linkin Park instruments up for sale
Yahoo Music April 2, 2018 | Read More
Used Linkin Park Instruments Headed to Auction for Charity
Loudwire April 2, 2018 | Read More
Linkin Park Auctioning Studio + Concert Gear, Plus News on Thirty Seconds to Mars, Vomitory + More
Uproxx April 2, 2018 | Read More
More Than 200 Pieces Of Linkin Park’s Used Gear Is Being Sold For Charity
Metal Injection April 3, 2018 | Read More
LINKIN PARK To Auction Off Nearly 200 Pieces Of Gear For Charity
NME April 2, 2018 | Read More
Over 200 instruments used by Linkin Park to be sold for charity
Kerrang! April 2, 2018 | Read More
Over 200 instruments used by Linkin Park to be sold for charity
Music Feeds April 3, 2018 | Read More
Linkin Park Are Selling Over 200 Pieces Of Old Gear For Charity
Tone Deaf April 3, 2018 | Read More
Linkin Park are selling 200 of their used instruments for charity
Chicago Tribune April 3, 2018
Reverb.com Appoints Former Gibson Executive to Global Operations Director

Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling music gear, has hired Gérard Danjou - former Executive Vice President of Global Business Development at Gibson Brands, Inc - to drive growth of Reverb in EMEA and APAC. Over the past two years, Reverb buyers, sellers, orders, and sales outside the U.S. have grown by over 500 percent and as Global Operations Director, Danjou will cultivate continued international growth and success.

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The Music Trades May 2018 | Read More
Reverb Adds Danjou in Global Operations Role
Das Musikinstrument April 9, 2018 | Read More
Ehemaliger Gibson-Executive geht zu Reverb.com
MMR Update April 9, 2018 | Read More
Reverb.com Appoints Former Gibson Executive to Global Operations Director
Music Inc Magazine April 10, 2018 | Read More
Reverb Hires Former Gibson Executive
Music Industries Association April 10, 2018 | Read More
Reverb.com appoints former Gibson Executive to Global Operations Director
Musik Media April 2018 | Read More
Ex-Gibson Executive wird Global Operations Director bei Reverb.com
The Wall Street Journal April 3, 2018
How I Empower the Introverts on My Staff

David Kalt is the founder of Reverb.com, a marketplace for musical instruments and gear, and the owner of the Chicago Music Exchange, a vintage guitar store in Chicago. He also co-founded and was the former CEO of online broker optionsXpress.

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The Music & Sound Retailer April 2018
Five Minutes with David Kalt

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.

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Premier Guitar April 2018
Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard

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.

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The Guitar Magazine March 28, 2018
The Reverb Top 10: Overdrive Pedals

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.

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Built In Chicago March 28, 2018
Going global: What 7 tech companies learned establishing international offices

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.

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Nasdaq March 26, 2018
Interview with David Kalt of Reverb

Nasdaq talks with Chicago Innovation Award winner and founder of Reverb, David Kalt about the marketplace for musicians.

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Crain's March 26, 2018
Here are the finalists for Chicago's Best Places to Work

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.

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Payments Source March 16, 2018
How one retailer fights goliaths like Amazon by minimizing payment costs

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. Reverb sprang forth in 2013 from a website inspired by a Chicago-based music equipment dealership and is now a fast-growing e-commerce operation that's attracted $47 million in investor capital.

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Double J March 5, 2018
Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou is selling a bunch of gear

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.

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The AU Review March 6, 2018 | Read More
Silverchair’s Chris Joannou links up with Reverb in launching online store
The Music March 6, 2018 | Read More
Attention Silverchair Fans! Want To Own A Piece Of The Band's History?
Beat March 6, 2018 | Read More
Wanna own music gear used on classic Silverchair albums? It's up for sale
Music Feeds March 6, 2018 | Read More
Silverchair’s Chris Joannou Is Selling Guitars & Gear From His Personal Collection
Hysteria Mag March 6, 2018 | Read More
Chris Joannou To Sell Off Personal Collection
Daily Mail March 7, 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
Australian Guitar Magazine March 6, 2018 | Read More
Silverchair's Chris Joannou Opens Reverb Store
Australian Musician March 5, 2018 | Read More
Silverchair’s Chris Joannou’s Bass Gear for Sale via Reverb.com
CNBC March 5, 2018
This 36-year-old makes over $150,000 'playing with guitars' for just 5 hours a day

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.

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Yahoo Finance March 5, 2018 | Read More
This 36-year-old makes over $150,000 'playing with guitars' for just 5 hours a day
Chicago Inno February 13, 2018
Introducing Chicago Inno’s 2018 Tech Madness Finalists

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.

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The Women's International Music Network February 13, 2018
Front and Center: Lynette Sage, Art Director at Reverb.com

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.

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Built In Chicago February 7, 2018
Drink your own champagne: 7 Chicago companies on why they use their own tech

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.

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The Christian Beat February 6, 2018
Switchfoot Sells Gear With Portion Of Proceeds To Benefit Band's Foundation

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.

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Cross Rhythms February 2018 | Read More
Switchfoot selling 100 pieces of studio and touring equipment
Music Trades February 2018
How E-Commerce Revitalized a Main Street Store

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.

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Reader's Digest February 2018
The Best Heart-Shaped Products for Valentine’s Day

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.

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ABC 7 Chicago January 30, 2018
Made in Chicago: Reverb

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.

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The New York Times January 12, 2018
He Has a Rarity in Music: A Steady Paycheck

We’re an online marketplace where people buy and sell guitars, drums and other music gear. I appear in our YouTube videos, demonstrating music instruments and gear, giving guitar lessons and discussing music theory. I also teach users how to replicate or change artists’ tones. In other videos, I interview musicians, usually about one of their songs or their gear. The music industry can be tough, and for a musician like me, this is a good way to earn a steady paycheck and stay close to my art.

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Happy Mag January 10, 2018
There’s a new online vinyl marketplace to explore, meet Reverb LP

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.

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The Tech Blog Writer Podcast January 9, 2018
Reverb LP - The Technology Behind the Online Vinyl Marketplace

Reverb.com — the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear recently announced that its new record marketplace Reverb LP is now in open beta. The website will offer record stores, collectors, and music fans an easier and more cost-efficient option for buying and selling records and other physical music formats online.

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Innovating... Chicago Style January 8, 2018
Vinyl: The Future of the Past with Reverb's Dan Melnick

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.

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Parade January 4, 2018
Melissa Etheridge and The B-52s to be Honored at the 2018 She Rocks Awards

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.

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Electronic Musician January 4, 2018
Recording Equipment from L.A.’s The Sound Factory Now Available on Reverb.com

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.

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Recording equipment from LA's The Sound Factory available on Reverb.com
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Recording Equipment from L.A.’s The Sound Factory Available on Reverb.com
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Reverb.com Announces Sale Of Recording Equipment From L.A.’s The Sound Factory