|Category||Games, Video and Entertainment|
|Description||online avenue for indie musicians|
|Series A, 4/08 |
|Series B, 8/09 ||$3M|
OurStage.com is a web and mobile-based music community offering free music streaming, discovery, and editorial content. It is owned and operated by OurStage Inc., headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Founded in 2007, OurStage.com holds monthly sponsored competitions for artists to compete, win prizes, and publicize themselves.
OurStage.com’s proprietary judging software allows its users to listen, judge and rank music artists. The site was originally developed as a crowdsourced way to hear new music and raise it up through the charts.
OurStage allows streaming music for free to users through its web site or an iPhone app, with 40 styles of music including rock, pop, urban, and country music.
Local, regional, and national competitions award cash prizes or music industry opportunities to winners chosen through fan judging or by industry experts. Competitions have included Guitar Center’s Your Next Record with Keith Urban, Drake’s Thank Me Later Competition, the Lilith Local Talent Search as part of Lilith Fair 2010, and John Mayer’s Side Stage Warfare Competition.
OurStage past and present partners and sponsors include Intel and Cakewalk, AOL, CMJ Network, MTV and Clear Channel.