16 Entertainment App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

16 Entertainment App Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a entertainment app business in 2022?

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. Create a voice recording platform ($0/year)

Nicholas Phair from London, UK started telbee over 3 years ago, a voice recording platform.

  • Revenue: $0/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: London, UK

Case Study

Before telbee, I had founded a couple of other businesses - I’ve always been an entrepreneur by nature.

At the time that I came up with the idea of telbee, I was working in the insurance space, but taking some time out to reflect deeply on what my goals for the next five years were.

When I first came up with the idea of launching a business around voice tech, it was based on a simple realization: While modern automation does help make things quicker and easier for businesses, we seem to have lost a lot of the personal side of business-to-customer relationships.

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2. Start a music streaming app ($0/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$70,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,500
Skills

Joel Fickson Ngozo from Lilongwe, Malawi started Vwaza Multimedia over 2 years ago, a music streaming app.

  • Revenue: $0/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Case Study

In 2020 I posted on Twitter and Facebook of an idea that would empower African creators in the music business by making sure they would earn something. I looked at how most digital distribution platforms don't really pay artists that well and let alone African Artists. This is how the idea came up. I received a lot of motivation from so many people telling me that I should develop the app. So I embarked on the journey of developing it.

I once was a rapper and I have friends who always complain about their music not selling or even getting nothing out of it. That combined with my technical expertise in programming, I began developing the web app and later on started working on the mobile app.

Since I'm close to so many friends who are into music, I sent them the beta for them to try it out and give feedback. It was great because they really loved it and that kind of helped me a lot in the whole development life cycle.

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3. Start a karaoke app business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful karaoke app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a karaoke app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a karaoke app business ➜

Case Study

With more than 20 years of business experience in the Digital & Tech industry, I have proudly been described as a passionate CEO focused on disruptive, internet-focused businesses and am no stranger to innovative ideas. Ranging from bootstrapped startups to multi-billion-dollar Fortune 100 Companies.

Currently, Squadhelp is a 3 million dollar per year business that’s growing rapidly each day. We are dedicated to creating a smooth transition for businesses and individuals for any logo/tagline/name project they are seeking. We’ve proudly helped 25,000+ businesses with their specific logo/tagline/naming needs

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4. Start a movie scanner app business

Examples of a successful movie scanner app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a movie scanner app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a movie scanner app business ➜

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5. Start a gaming app business

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $3,500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful gaming app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gaming app business ➜

Case Study

Hello everybody! My name is Holger and I’m a designer-turned-developer from Denmark. In the last couple of years, I’ve been working on a solitaire gaming website called Online Solitaire, which features the most popular solitaire games such as Klondike, Spider, and Freecell.

At the moment Online Solitaire earns about $1,500 each month and I hope/expect that number to go up in the future.

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6. Start a sport score updates app business

Examples of a successful sport score updates app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sport score updates app business:

Learn more about starting a sport score updates app business ➜

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7. Start a storytelling app business

Examples of a successful storytelling app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a storytelling app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a storytelling app business ➜

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8. Start a museum tours booking app business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful museum tours booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a museum tours booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a museum tours booking app business ➜

Case Study

Everything we do is VIP, fast-paced, story-based and includes social elements, actions that give you a new perspective on the galleries (and life) and sometimes wine.

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9. Start a video streaming app

Examples of a successful video streaming app:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a video streaming app:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a video streaming app ➜

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10. Start a poem learning app business ($900K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$75,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful poem learning app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a poem learning app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a poem learning app business ➜

Case Study

I’m Laura Bresko, an edtech entrepreneur for the past 25 years. I’ve had several successful companies during that time. My partner and I sold/exited our last edtech company in late 2017.

Students prefer to do their homework, classroom handouts, practice, etc. on TeacherMade because they get instant feedback on how well they scored. Educators love it because the app auto-grades student work and makes giving timely feedback to students a reality. Though we are still in the early days, TeacherMade is a fast-growing addition to the classroom.

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11. Start a puzzle app business

Examples of a successful puzzle app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a puzzle app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a puzzle app business ➜

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12. Start a movie ticket booking app business

Examples of a successful movie ticket booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a movie ticket booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a movie ticket booking app business ➜

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13. Start an instrument learning app business

How Much Can You Make?
$3,735,000 — $13,500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful instrument learning app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a instrument learning app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an instrument learning app business ➜

Case Study

In 2009, Sal Khan walked away from a high-paying job to start a business that had no way of making money. His idea to launch a non-profit teaching platform was ignited five years earlier when he was helping his young cousins do math homework over the computer. They loved his clear explanations and soon he was posting free tutorials on Youtube, where they started to attract the attention of thousands of users around the world. Sal realized he could help democratize learning by building a free platform to teach math, science, and the humanities. Today, Khan Academy offers hundreds of free recorded tutorials in dozens of languages. During the pandemic, its popularity surged to 30 million users a month. Order the How I Built This book at: https://smarturl.it/HowIBuiltThis

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Read the full story on npr.org ➜

14. Start a concert booking app business

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $2,141,667/month
Skills

Examples of a successful concert booking app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a concert booking app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a concert booking app business ➜

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After emigrating from Nigeria to the US to attend college, Tope Awotona worked as a door-to-door salesman and eventually set out to become a tech entrepreneur. He launched a series of e-commerce businesses that quickly fizzled when he realized he had no passion for them. But then he landed on an idea he was truly excited about: designing software that would minimize the hassle and headache of scheduling meetings. In 2013, he cashed in his 401k and went into debt to build Calendly, a scheduling service expected to make about $60 million this year.Pre-order the How I Built This book at: https://smarturl.it/HowIBuiltThis

15. Start a dance tutorial app business

Examples of a successful dance tutorial app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dance tutorial app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dance tutorial app business ➜

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16. Start a breaking news alerts app business

Examples of a successful breaking news alerts app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a breaking news alerts app business ➜

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