16 Entertainment App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023

Interested in starting a entertainment app business in 2024?

We put together 16 of the best entertainment app businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other entertainment app businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start an audio sharing app

An audio-sharing app is a streaming application that delivers sound or music without the need of downloading files from the internet.

Examples of audio sharing apps include Spotify, Apple, Music, and Pandora.

The global music streaming market size has increased YoY since its inception and has become the primary revenue source for most music labels.

The trend is attributed to the global music streaming subscriber base growth which is expected to reach 2.81 Billion in the next few years. Given the trends, building your audio sharing app is a great app business idea that will allow you a slice of the pie.

To start an audio-sharing app business, follow these steps:

  • Research the main features of an audio-sharing application
  • Apply for the respective license
  • Hire a team of music application developers
  • Develop the audio sharing app UI/UX design
  • Decide the Audio sharing app's minimum viable product

To achieve success with your audio-sharing app, get started asap!

How much you can make: $20,000 — $100,000/month

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How We Launched A $75K/Month Audio Sharing App For Podcasters

Wavve, a SaaS product helping podcasters and audio creators promote their content on social media, has grown to $75k in monthly recurring revenue with over 70,000 signups and clients including ESPN Radio, Dave Ramsey, and BBC.

Baird started Wavve over 7 years ago
Baird grew the business to $100K/month
Read by 9,723 founders

2. Start an app for music producers

How much you can make: $200 — $69,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 175 days (?)

On Launching A Simple Music Catalog Management App For Artists And Producers

Musicspace.io is a music catalog management platform that has attracted 100 users in under two months entirely bootstrapped, with plans to handle independent and non-independent artists of all sizes, while offering additional features such as a Milestones product for users to track their achievements, goals, and milestones.

Karan started Musicspace over 4 years ago
Karan grew the business to $200/month
It cost Karan $500 to start the business
Read by 6,437 founders

3. Start a karaoke app business

How much you can make: $250,000/month

How I Started A $250K/Month Business Crowdsourcing Company Names

Squadhelp is a 3 million dollar per year business that's growing rapidly each day and has helped more than 20,000+ businesses create a unique name, a crucial factor in connecting with target customers.

Darpan grew the business to $250K/month
Read by 6,858 founders

4. Start a movie scanner app business

5. Start a gaming app business

How much you can make: $15,000/month

On Turning An Online Solitaire Game Into A $1.5K/Month Side Hustle

Designer-turned-developer creates Online Solitaire, an online gaming website that features popular solitaire games such as Klondike, Spider, and Freecell, earning about $1,500 each month from SEO and optimization tools like Moz and Firebase.

Holger started Online Solitaire almost 6 years ago
Holger grew the business to $15K/month
Read by 13,227 founders

6. Start a sport score updates app business

7. Start a storytelling app business

8. Start a museum tours booking app business

How much you can make: $250,000/month

How We Started A $2.8M/Year Renegade Museum Tours Company

Meet Museum Hack: The NYC-based company that made $2.8 million in revenue in 2018, offering renegade tours of the world's best museums through VIP, fast-paced, story-based, and social events, and now adapting to social distancing with online storytelling workshops.

Tasia started Museum Hack almost 11 years ago
Tasia grew the business to $250K/month
Read by 6,067 founders

9. Start a video streaming app

If you're planning to venture into the video streaming business, you need to focus on creating a platform that provides users with a seamless experience for watching and sharing videos online.

You should start by identifying your target audience and what kind of content they are most interested in.

Once you have that figured out, develop an app that is user-friendly and has excellent streaming capabilities.

It's essential to build a robust content library and implement effective marketing strategies to attract users to your platform.

Launch your app, gather feedback from your users, and use it to improve your app's features to make it even better.

10. Start a poem learning app business

How much you can make: $75,000/month

Creating A Platform For Digitizing Classroom Activities And Making $900K/Year

Edtech entrepreneur Laura Bresko shares how she and her partner developed a platform called TeacherMade that digitizes classroom activities and generated $900K in revenue, with a focus on leveraging SEO and developing a friendly, empathetic customer support team.

Laura started TeacherMade over 3 years ago
Laura grew the business to $75K/month
It cost Laura $1500000 to start the business
Read by 3,615 founders

11. Start a puzzle app business

12. Start a movie ticket booking app business

How much you can make: $114,200,000/month


Tripadvisor is a global travel advice network with over 1 billion reviews and recommendations from almost 8 million companies that generated 902 million U.S. dollars in global revenue in 2021, representing a 49% increase from the previous year.

Stephen started Tripadvisor about 24 years ago
Stephen grew the business to $114M/month
Read by 986 founders

13. Start an instrument learning app business

How much you can make: $3,735,000 — $13,500,000/month

reCAPTCHA and Duolingo: Luis von Ahn: How I Built This with Guy Raz

Discover how a PhD student's creation of CAPTCHA has evolved into the language-learning app Duolingo, valued at $1.5 billion today and experiencing a surge of growth during the pandemic.

Luis grew the business to $13.5M/month
Read by 995 founders

14. Start a concert booking app business

How much you can make: $5,000 — $114,200,000/month

How I Built A $120K/Year Event Booking Platform

EventBookings is an all-in-one event technology platform that helps event organizers remain organized throughout the chaos of event planning and is now running the business with 25 employees and is currently on track to reach their next revenue target of $1M.

Mark started EventBookings about 7 years ago
Mark grew the business to $10K/month
It cost Mark $60000 to start the business
Read by 3,531 founders

15. Start a dance tutorial app business

16. Start a breaking news alerts app business

meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.