The music tech industry is a space to watch right now, especially in terms of the ways they are inventing genius ways to help out independent artists. From crowd-sourced concert photography to visual effects triggered by musical notes, life as an independent musician is getting a whole lot better. And there’s a bonus: Most of these startups are still in the beta phase, which means they cost a lot less to join right now. Plus, you’ll have total bragging rights when they catch on with the mainstream crowd. With that, here are 5 Tech Startups That Are Helping Independent Musicians Be Heard.