Business Idea Center: Music

Industry / Startup Costs / Franchises
Business Name / Description

Album Cover Art

Combine love for music and art by selling framed album covers.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Albums and 8-Track Sales

You'll be dancing all the way to the bank when you specialize in album and 8-track sales.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Antique Radios

iPods may be convenient, but they can't compete with the nostalgia of antique radios.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Band Rehearsal Space Rentals

Got some garage space? Rent it out to a promising garage band.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Disc Jockey Service

Bring a reception or other celebration to life by supplying the music.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Drive-By Broadcasting

Help people promote their businesses with short-range FM broadcasts.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Entertainment Booking Agent

Put your networking skills to work as an entertainment booking agent.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Home Theater Rooms

A combination of construction and cinema create a perfect picture--in high-def, of course.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Independent Music Label

Make your millions by finding under-the-radar performers with talent.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Independent Record Label

Take your passion for music and start an indie record label for your favorite artists.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Karaoke DJ Service

Take the karaoke to where the party is. What business owner doesn't want to leave his or her customers singing?
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Mobile Disc Jockey

Bring tunes to the party as a mobile DJ.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Music Lessons

Share the sound of music with your students.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Musical Band Management

If you've got connections, use them to help bands get their next gig.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Musical Festival Promoter

Combine music and devotion to a cause as a music festival promoter.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Studio Musicians

Help produce tracks for musicians from far and wide.
Category: Media/Publishing
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Pawnbroker

Use your negotiating skills by opening up a pawn shop and bringing in second-hand goods.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Piano Tuning Service

Keep your business on perfect pitch by providing a piano tuning service.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Recording Studio

Record sound--and profits--with your own studio.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Singing Telegram Service

Harmonize singers with a sentimental business.
Category: Entertainment & Events
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Special Event Security

If you like going to concerts and athletic events and can tap connections such police officers, this venture may be worth looking into.
Category: Security
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Used CD Shop

Share a love of cheap and legally-purchased music with your customers.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

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