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Playing Guitar for Money

Busking Progress

$30,000 Raised

Just Another Origin Story...

One year ago, I changed my life forever when I picked up a guitar for the first time. To my untrained fingers it felt like alien technology, but to my mind's eye it was a mystery to be solved--a journey which I still walk today. In a life that moves too fast in too many ways, playing music has a way of freezing everything and locking you in the present moment. Playing music offers a meditative escape, and an immense feeling of accomplishment when you perfectly play something that took countless hours of repetitive practice--but that's just the problem.

Any musician knows that learning something new takes countless hours practicing completely alone.

But what if we never had to practice alone again? With that thought, Soloist was born.

The mission is Soloist is to seamlessly simulate the experience of having bandmates for musicians practicing alone.

It's that simple.

Join us on our journey, and never practice alone again.

-Parker Busick

Founder and Band Manager

A Visual Timeline

The idea for Soloist came in our founders basement in January '22. Soloist LLC was formed in August '22. Let's take a look at what we've accomplished so far.


January 10th, 2022

April 1st, 2022

3rd Place Finalist in IU CLAPP Idea Competition

An Idea is Forged.

April 29th, 2022

August 3rd. 2022    Soloist LLC is formed in Indiana


Completed Spine Sweat Experience

with a Pass Plus

Received the James Dye Grant for

Most Innovative Business

(#1 Ranked Entrepreneurial Course)

(Awarded by members of the IU Angel Network)

May 25th, 2022


Crossroads Collegiate Pitch


June 6th, 2022

(100+ Entrants, 44 semi-finalists, 8 finalists)


Sponsored Startup in Startup Summer

Paid Incubator at The Mill

July 1st, 2022

A New Character Arrives!


(Riley Lemons, Cofounder)

September, 2022

More Characters! Development of V1 Begins

(The Launch Team)

October 13th, 2022


(40 semi-finalists, 4 finalists)

October 30th, 2022

Elevate Ventures Investment Received

(Velocities Region)


November 30th, 2022

Soloist V1 Complete, Beta Launch

(Phase 1 of 4)


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