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ReverbNation logo.png
Founded 31st October 2006
Headquarters Durham, North Carolina, United States
Founder(s) Mike Doernberg, Jed Carlson, Lou Plaia, Robbert Hubbard, Steve Jernigan
CEO Mike Doernberg
Industry Music
Employees 90+ worldwide
Parent eMinor, Inc.
Slogan(s) Artists First
Alexa rank 1,847[1]
Type of site SaaS
Users 3.8 Million+[2]
Launched October 31, 2006

ReverbNation, launched in 2006, is an online platform that provides tools and opportunities for musicians to manage their careers.[3]Since then, they have introduced a number of applications and services such as the TuneWidget,[4] Band Profile Facebook app,[5][6] and Promote It.[7][8] In 2014, ReverbNation developed curation-at-scale technology designed to help locate and evaluate large groups of bands and artists, either for licensing and management opportunities or for larger events like Hard Rock Cafe Rising and Summerfest.[9][10][11] ReverbNation’s user base currently sits are more than 3.8 million musicians, fans, venues, and labels in more than 250 countries worldwide.[12]


  • ReverbNation provides a widget that allows its members to place content on web pages. This TuneWidget is a feature that links back to additional content, such as music recommended by the band who created the widget.[13][14] In 2007, Webs (formerly Freewebs) added a widget service that included TuneWidget as an option for its web site users.[15]
  • A feature called Band Equity measures popularity based on four metrics of its service: reach, influence, access, and recency with the top 100 of each genre being recognized.[16][17]
  • A music charity program called Music For Good was launched in 2013. This program allows artists to donate half of any MP3 sales to the non-profit of their choice.[19] As of October 2013, the program consisted of more than 100,000 artists and 13 charities (including Oxfam, Half the Sky, and World Vision International).[20]
  • The Gig Finder tool gives independent musicians access to a database of over 600,000 venues and helps them customize their search based on location, name of the venue they wish to play to, places similar artists have played, and clubs the musician has performed at before.[21]


  • The band Rehab headlined the ReverbNation summer 2007 tour.[22]
  • In May, 2008, Judas Priest pre-released a track from its upcoming album on ReverbNation. Its label, Epic Records, described the use of the TuneWidget as "a must have tool for any artist's viral campaign".[23]
  • In Dec, 2009, ReverbNation partnered with Microsoft launching Playlist 7 sponsorship program where 7 top emerging artists were able to showcase their work through a song feature[24]
  • In January 2015, ReverbNation announced an alliance with Summerfest, the "World's Largest Music Festival," in which ReverbNation would become the festival's exclusive online submission platform for three years.[25]
  • In January 2015, ReverbNation announced the fifth straight year of Hard Rock Rising (in collaboration with Hard Rock Cafe), in which bands from across the world would compete in a battle of the bands competition for a spot at Hard Rock Rising 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.[26]



  1. ^ "ReverbNation Site Overview". Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Hard Rock and ReverbNation Call Artists for Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands". 2015-01-06. 
  3. ^ "ReverbNation Inc. 5000". Inc. (magazine). Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Gigs & Bytes: Judas Priest's Widget / Metallica's Mission". Pollstar. 2006-06-16. 
  5. ^ "ReverbNation Adds Like-Gating to My Band Facebook App, Renames It Band Profile". Adweek. 2011-03-11. 
  6. ^ "Business Matters: RootMusic, ReverbNation, Vevo Are Top Music Apps on Facebook". Billboard_(magazine). 2011-09-02. 
  7. ^ "ReverbNation helps artists target ads to users who have listened to similar artists". Adweek. 2012-06-12. 
  8. ^ "ReverbNation Launches PROMOTE IT Facebook Advertising Platform". 2011-08-24. 
  9. ^ "ReverbNation Partners With SESAC, Announces CONNECT Artist Development Incubator". 2015-03-24. 
  10. ^ "Summerfest and ReverbNation To Provide Artists Free Submissions To "World's Largest Music Festival"". 2015-01-22. 
  11. ^ "ReverbNation and Hard Rock Partner For International Battle Of The Bands". 2015-01-06. 
  12. ^ "Hard Rock and ReverbNation Call Artists for Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands". 2015-01-06. 
  13. ^ "Gigs & Bytes: Judas Priest's Widget / Metallica's Mission". Pollstar. 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  14. ^ "TuneWidget". eMinor, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  15. ^ "Freewebs Taps Reverbnation to Provide Music Content for 17,000,000 Websites". BusinessWire. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  16. ^ "Bits & Briefs" 120 (15). Billboard. 2008-04-12. 
  17. ^ "Band Equity: A Better Measurement Than Song Charts" (PDF). eMinor, Inc. 2008-03-17. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  18. ^ "ReverbNation Expands PROMOTE IT Ad Platform To Premium Music Sites". 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  19. ^ "100,000 Musicians Support Charities Through Music for Good". The Huffington Post. 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  20. ^ "New ReverbNation initiative Music For Good helps bands direct money to charity". 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  21. ^ "Getting Gigs, Pt. 2: The Hunt For Bookings". 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  22. ^ "REHAB to Headline the ReverbNation Tour". 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  23. ^ "Judas Priest Single 'Nostradamus' Blows Up With ReverbNation Widget". 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  24. ^ "Microsoft Sponsors Song Download Promo on ReverbNation". 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  25. ^ "Summerfest and ReverbNation To Provide Artists Free Submissions To "World's Largest Music Festival"". 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  26. ^ "Hard Rock Rising 2015 Battle of the Bands launches". 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  27. ^ "ReverbNation Partners With SESAC for Artist Development Initiative". Billboard_(magazine). 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  28. ^ "ReverbNation Inc. 5000". Inc. (magazine). Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  29. ^ "ReverbNation Inc. 5000". Inc. (magazine). Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  30. ^ "Triangle Business Journal 2012". Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  31. ^ "Triangle Business Journal 2013". Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  32. ^ "Triangle Business Journal 2014". Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  33. ^ "NC Tech Awards 2014 Finalists". Retrieved 2015-03-17.