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|Launched||January 17, 2012|
Artist Growth is an app and cloud-based toolset that launched in 2012 for the independent music industry. Artist Growth launched "2.0" in March 2013 as "a redesign that aims to make clients of major management companies.". It uses proprietary technology to provide musicians and their business teams with a central location for calendars, finances, gigs and inventory. In addition, it offers a database of over 30,000 industry contacts and features push notification to-do lists and mentoring videos. The company also inked a deal with BMI in 2012 to allow BMI members to submit set lists in order to collect compensation for performance royalties.
Artist Growth was founded by musicians-turned-entrepreneurs Matt Urmy and Jonathan Sexton and is available as an app on both Android and iPhone.
As of March 2013, Artist Growth has raised a total of $2 million in seed and Series A financing. Among the first round of investors is Former Sony Records Chairman Joe Galante, Moontoast founder Joe Glaser, and founder of Echomusic, Mark Montgomery. Artist Growth launched January 17, 2012, at an event attended by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and country music legend Cowboy Jack Clement. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean had endorsed Artist Growth as part of the rising crowd of Nashville startups that were creating "a vibrant, creative city." 
Artist Growth founders have demonstrated the app at 2012's South By Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas; the Winter 2012 NAMM Show in Anahaim, Calif.; MIDEM in Cannes, France; and the Folk Alliance Convention in Memphis, Tenn.
- Davis Inman, 'Artist Growth Wants To Make Your Next Tour Smarter', American Songwriter, February 29, 2012.
- Artist Growth Launches Musician Career Management Platform With Mobile Tools, Hypebot, January 2012.
- Casey Chan, 'Artist Growth: Become a Real Musician and Make Some Damn Money', Gizmodo, February 21, 2012.