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Create Music Group Lands Number 2 Spot on Inc. 5000, Becoming First Music Company Ever To Land In Top 5

(LOS ANGELES, CA  August 12, 2020)  Inc. magazine today revealed that Create Music Group has landed the Number 2 spot on its annual Inc. 5000 List, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Not only are they the fastest growing media company on the list, they are also the first music company to ever land a spot in the Top 5 of the annual business ranking.  Create Music Group is also the Number One fastest growing company in California, a feat that Inc. profiled earlier this year HERE.

The Inc. 5000 represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the list.

“At Create Music Group our mission is to empower the next generation by building an ecosystem where millions of creators can make a living from what they love to do” said Create Music Group Co-Founder and CEO, Jonathan Strauss.  “For a fully independent music technology company to land the Number 2 spot on this prestigious list shows the power of the independent artist and incredible growth of the music sector”.

Alexandre Williams, Create’s Co-Founder and COO commented: “We couldn’t have gotten here without the contributions of every single member of the Create team and most of all the artists and record labels that are at the heart of our business. We are so proud and so grateful to everyone who has supported us over the years.”

Create Music Group attained the Number Two spot on Inc. 5000 with revenue growth of almost 47,000%. The company joins the ranks of past winners like Microsoft, Oracle, Intuit, Zappos, Dominos and others.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

Check the video interview with Alexandre Williams and Jonathan Strauss on Inc website.

 

About Create Music Group 

Create Music Group (CMG) is a technology driven music company encompassing distribution, label services, publishing, and rights management. Create’s proprietary software allows its clients, from independent artists and labels to major corporations, to efficiently manage and grow their assets on more than 100 platforms around the world. The company currently publishes over 12 billion monthly streams cross platform. The company owns and operates a number of media properties, including the media brand Flighthouse, which has more than 25 million followers on TikTok and 1 Billion monthly views. Create Music Group’s headquarters, a 25,000 square foot creative campus in the heart of Hollywood, CA, is replete with state-of-the art recording studios, soundstages, offices and other production facilities.

 

Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 Regional Series is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

 

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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