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Simplifying Music Rights Clearance With Technology

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2013
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

Loudr ( is a rights clearance platform that makes it easy for independent artists and music services alike to distribute content. Our technology platform matches sound recordings with compositions to license digital downloads and interactive streams, then pays the appropriate rights holders for each usage.


  • Josh Whelchel is Loudr's CTO and the creator of both the Game Music Bundle and Bundle Dragon, a white-label content bundling platform sold in 2013. An engineer with a passion for both music and code, Josh has been in the business of building scalable web apps, designing APIs and composing music for video games since 2005.

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    Co-Founder & CEO

    As co-founder of Loudr, Chris laid the foundation for Loudr's rights clearance and digital fulfillment services and spearheaded the company's acquisition of music bundling platform Bundle Dragon. Prior to launching Loudr, Chris worked with the public relations, educational sales, and iTunes promotions teams at Apple. A former a cappella group leader, Chris is an avid supporter of the vocal music community and speaks regularly at industry events.

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    Senior Counsel

    Annie Lin is an attorney with a decade of experience in entertainment, media and technology. Before joining Loudr, Annie provided counsel with a focus on music rights to enterprises and creators in music, film and digital media. Prior to moving to Bay Area, Annie helped launch the licensing division of The Orchard, a distributor of music and film, and was instrumental in building the company’s music rights ventures.

  • Ryland
    Co-Founder & President

    Since co-founding Loudr, Ryland has built the company's licensing, distribution and general ops from the ground up, and has been responsible for the growth and management of the team. A professional singer and voice-over artist since the age of twelve, Ryland earned a Bachelors of Music with an emphasis in Opera from UC Santa Cruz where he served as Opera Manager for over five years.


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