Five tech startups that represent Music City's new cutting edge.
Nashville is more than country music. Yes, the region of 1.7 million people is ground zero for cowboy-hatted superstars, legendary Music Row songwriters, major labels and publishers, and, of course, the Grand Ole Opry and other bastions of country music-biz tradition. But Music City is also home to a growing number of innovative music-tech startups that don't focus solely on the country genre, and belie its stereotypically old-school approach. Here, Billboard spotlights five such companies that represent this new side of Nashville.