Here we look at some of the leading music tech companies worldwide. These music technology innovators are transforming the industry for musicians, producers and listeners.
Apple’s music technology products include iTunes, Apple Music, GarageBand, and Logic Pro X. Apple’s music streaming service, Apple Music, has more than 60 million subscribers worldwide.
Spotify is a music streaming platform that has more than 345 million monthly active users and over 155 million premium subscribers. Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service.
ROLI is one of the best UK music technology companies based on their global impact on the industry. Their team creates innovative musical instruments and software, including the Seaboard – a unique keyboard controller that allows for expressive playing techniques, and the Blocks modular music-making system. Used by well-known artists from across the globe, cutting edge technology from ROLI was used to create music for La La Land, which won Best Original Music Score at the Oscars.
Ableton is a music software company that creates products like Ableton Live, a popular music production and performance tool used by many electronic music artists. Ableton is on a mission to deliver creative tools for music makers.
Native Instruments is a German company that creates music software and hardware. Native‘s popular products include Traktor DJ software and the Maschine hardware controller.
Steinberg is a German music software and hardware company that is known for its digital audio workstations (DAWs), including Cubase and Nuendo. Steinberg‘s mission is to help create music that inspires.
Roland is a Japanese music technology company that creates electronic instruments, including synthesizers, drum machines, and electronic pianos. Founded in 1972, Roland has been one of the biggest brands in the global music industry for over 50 years.
Yamaha is another Japanese company that creates musical instruments, audio equipment, and software. Yamaha Music products include digital pianos, synthesizers, and the Steinberg DAWs.
Fender is an American company that creates musical instruments, amplifiers, and software, including the Fender Play online guitar lessons platform. One of the world’s most iconic guitar brands, Fender was established in 1946.
IK Multimedia is an Italian company that creates music software and hardware, including popular products like AmpliTube guitar amp and effects software and the iRig guitar interface. IK Multimedia products are designed to empower musicians.
These are some of the world’s best and most innovative music tech companies, supporting artists and listeners across a range of disciplines. We’ll update the list as we find more that are making an impact.