Milwaukee- and Madison-based startup accelerator gener8tor announced today it has formed a partnership with major record label Capitol Music Group to launch gBETA Musictech, a new Los Angeles-based accelerator program focused on music technology.

gener8tor employees and gBeta participants at a Pitch Night at the Irontek space in Beloit.

“We’ve been one of the country’s leaders with building partnerships with corporations and accelerators,” said Joe Kirgues, co-founder of gener8tor. “It builds on that same sort of corporate relationship model that, again, I think is unique in the accelerator industry and gives us that reach beyond our geography because of our capabilities and expertise.”

Tarik Moody, digital director at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, made the introduction between gener8tor and Capitol, Kirgues said. He had been working with Capitol on a hackathon. 88Nine and gener8tor are partners on the 12-week Milwaukee-based Backline music accelerator.

“We both felt like we had an overlapping set of interests,” Kirgues said. Read the full story here.