NASHVILLE, Tenn., (Jan. 6, 2015) - Project Music, the country’s only music and technology business accelerator, operating in partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) and the Country Music Association (CMA), is excited to announce the eight finalists who will make up the inaugural cohort of Project Music.

All teams will receive $30,000 in seed money, and participate in a fourteen-week music business accelerator at the EC. Industry investors, sponsors, and mentors will support teams throughout the process. The eight teams that will be part of Project Music in 2015 are:

On The List - We provide exclusive perks for fans to enhance their event experience. 

DART - The online distribution platform built by composers, specifically for creators of classical music.

Jammber - An open collaboration platform and digital record label with built-in talent  development. We want to "digitize A&R".

HiVolume Media- A web and mobile app that is designed to be an innovative social music experience for everyone who loves music and/or karaoke bar/club/event.

Ear IQ - Ear IQ is an app for the $9B premium headphone market that dramatically improves the sound of any listener’s device in two minutes or less.

Ripple Music - Ripple Music is a cloud based social network that provides users a monetization model for music & sound contributions through collaboration.

What's Hubbin - What's Hubbin' is currently an online platform that showcases everything a user needs to know about their city's music scene.

RMXHTZ - A digital platform/interface and service that allows you to remix recordings to create remixed works and derivative works for exploitation.

For more information about Project Music, please visit http://www.ec.co/projectmusic.

The EC connects Entrepreneurs with Investors, Mentors and the Critical Resources they need to accelerate the launch of startup businesses. The EC fosters innovation and entrepreneurship by Turning Ideas Into Reality, helping to start businesses and create jobs. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Center is funded through sponsorships, partnerships, donations and grants. The EC relies on support from leading corporations, successful entrepreneurs and those who have a vested interest in the Center’s success. For more information, visit ec.co.

Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,400 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education and is taped for a three-hour TV special; and “CMA Country Christmas,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics. All of CMA’s television properties will air on the ABC Television network through 2021. For more information, visit CMAworld.com.