101 Top New York City Media and Entertainment Companies and Startups of 2021

July 24, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best New York City based Media and Entertainment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Media and Entertainment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top New York City Media and Entertainment Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Splice

Splice

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Splice provides a technology platform for music creators that streamlines the process of creating and sharing music.

Bustle Digital Group

Bustle Digital Group

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Bustle Digital Group is a news, entertainment, lifestyle and fashion website that caters to women.

Bustle Digital Group

Cheddar

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Cheddar is a live video news network focused on covering products, technologies, and services.

Bustle Digital Group

WaitWhat

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WaitWhat is a media invention company that invents boundary-breaking and profitable media properties that change the cultural landscape.

Bustle Digital Group

PreShow

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PreShow offers a platform where consumers can earn the ability to see movies in theaters for free.

Bustle Digital Group

Mashable

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Mashable is a media company for the connected generation and voice of digital culture.

Bustle Digital Group

Group Nine Media

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Group Nine Media is a digital-first media company that boasts nearly 4 billion video views every month.

Bustle Digital Group

Fox Corporation

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Fox Corporation is an American television broadcasting company.

Bustle Digital Group

Intersection

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Intersection enriches people’s everyday journeys by delivering connectivity, information, and content that elevate the urban experience.

Bustle Digital Group

Connatix

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Connatix is a next-generation video platform that helps publishers deliver successful video experiences without compromise.

Bustle Digital Group

Refinery29

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Refinery29 is a digital media and entertainment company dedicated to inspiring young women to live an informed and well-rounded life.

Bustle Digital Group

Yellowbrick

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Empowering the next generation of talent to achieve their calling by tapping into passion points

Bustle Digital Group

Radish

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Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling.

Bustle Digital Group

TheTake

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Artificial Intelligence that Understands Video

Bustle Digital Group

VENN

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VENN is a 24/7 post-cable network aimed at gaming, esports and entertainment audiences.

Bustle Digital Group

Univision Communications

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Univision Communications is a media company that provides media-related services.

Bustle Digital Group

Branded Strategic Hospitality

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Branded Strategic Hospitality is an investment and solutions company that leverages its ecosystem of hospitality venues.

Bustle Digital Group

Creatively

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Creatively connects the creative community through best-in-class portfolios, collaborative features, and opportunities around the globe.

Bustle Digital Group

Recount Media

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Recount Media is a fast-growing startup focused on high quality journalism and short form video

Bustle Digital Group

Applicaster

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Applicaster is a software company that simplifies the creation, delivery, and management of over-the-top video applications.

Bustle Digital Group

Wochit

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Wochit is the complete enterprise-grade solution for video creation in the cloud. Power your organization with video creation.

Bustle Digital Group

Intent

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is the data science company for the world’s leading online travel and commerce brands.

Bustle Digital Group

MarcoPolo Learning

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MarcoPolo Learning is an award-winning digital curriculum developer for early learners.

Bustle Digital Group

buywith

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Buywith is an online shopping Livestream platform for brands, retailers, influencers & experts to host live shopping events.

Bustle Digital Group

Stationhead

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A social radio platform for hosts, listeners, and friends to connect with music streaming and live talk.

Bustle Digital Group

Mic Network

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Mic Network offers Mic, a news and media company for young people.

Bustle Digital Group

Sanctuary

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Sanctuary is a mystical products and services company that provides illuminating experiences to millennials.

Bustle Digital Group

88rising

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88rising is a record label, management company, and producer of digital content catering to the Asian millennial market.

Bustle Digital Group

Canvs

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Canvs AI is a platform for automating emotional insights from your social commentary and open-ended text.

ViewLift

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An End to End Solution For Content Distribution and Monetization

Bustle Digital Group

CreativeX

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CreativeX is a developer of a smarter visual communication platform.

Bustle Digital Group

Brat

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Brat is a teen-leaning digital production company.

Bustle Digital Group

Mediamorph

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Mediamorph’s mission is to boost business performance and accelerate content value across the entertainment ecosystem.

Bustle Digital Group

Locals

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Locals makes it simple for creators to start a subscription based community and make money directly from their supports.

Bustle Digital Group

YellowHeart

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YellowHeart is a ticketing blockchain that has the full transparency for the fans and also the artists.

Bustle Digital Group

HEED

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HEED is a new consumer platform that transforms sports and entertainment experience.

Bustle Digital Group

Curastory

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Curastory allows anyone to shoot and edit high-quality video, monetize shows, and distribute to all of their video channels, 100% free.

Bustle Digital Group

Frame.io

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Frame.io allows the user to upload all source media, work in progress, and assets into private work-spaces.

Bustle Digital Group

Meadowlark Media

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Meadowlark Media is a content company focused on sports.

Bustle Digital Group

SurvivorNet

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SurvivorNet is a digital media company that focuses on providing information about cancer.

Bustle Digital Group

SpokenLayer

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SpokenLayer is a digital audio creative studio, specializing in custom, high-quality, and short-form content.

Bustle Digital Group

VNUE

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Vnue operates as a live entertainment music technology company that records and releases live concerts.

Bustle Digital Group

Blacktag

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Blacktag is a global platform for Black content.

Bustle Digital Group

Paperchain

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A wallet and card for creators funded by your streaming revenue. Instantly.

Bustle Digital Group

Meet Cute

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Meet Cute is a podcast company that focuses on romantic comedies and intends to entertain people.

Bustle Digital Group

Adwanted Group

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Adwanted Group provides a suite of business applications for the advertising industry.

Bustle Digital Group

DEFY Media

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DEFY is the definitive media company for the digital generation.

Bustle Digital Group

Thuzio

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Thuzio is a client entertainment platform for b-to-b sales organizations and professionals.

Bustle Digital Group

WarnerMedia

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WarnerMedia is a media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content to global audiences.

Bustle Digital Group

Serial Box

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Serial Box is an entertainment company that provides serialized entertainment for readers and listeners.

Bustle Digital Group

HBO

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HBO is a television company that offers two 24-hour premium TV services, HBO and Cinemax.

Bustle Digital Group

SANDOW

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Integrated media and technology platform for design and luxury industries

Bustle Digital Group

Warner Music Group

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Warner Music Group is a music company with the interests of recording and publishing music and artist services.

Bustle Digital Group

Kinema

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Great Movies, Together

Bustle Digital Group

Freethink Media

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Freethink Media is a creative media company for the people and ideas that are changing their world.

Bustle Digital Group

NFL

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NFL is a professional sports league in the U.S. that acts as a trade association for franchise owners to promote the sport and much more.

Bustle Digital Group

Pocket Casts

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Pocket Casts will continue to provide with the features needed to enjoy favorite podcasts (or find something new).

Bustle Digital Group

Voyceme

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VoyceMe is the first English original platform for manga, webcomics, and light novels!

Bustle Digital Group

NBCUniversal

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NBCUniversal is an American multinational media conglomerate that is a subsidiary division of Comcast.

Bustle Digital Group

Syncbak

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Syncbak, a media technology company the develops products and services for television broadcasters and content programmers.

Bustle Digital Group

MusicXray

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MusicXray connects musicians and songwriters directly with industry professionals, and markets opportunities for their music.

Bustle Digital Group

Lover.ly

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Loverly is an online media platform and free wedding planning newsletter helping savvy couples plan their dream wedding.

Bustle Digital Group

Discovery

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Discovery is a multinational mass media factual television company covering science, history, geography, survival, and more.

Bustle Digital Group

Xandr

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Xandr is an advertising company.

Bustle Digital Group

AWA Studios

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AWA Studios is a creative business that offers deals for creators and purchasing terms for comic retailers.

Bustle Digital Group

CoVenture Holding Company LLC

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CoVenture provides equity and/or debt financing to tech-enabled companies in areas such as financial services, media, and platform economies

Bustle Digital Group

Distractify

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Distractify creates and covers what’s trending on the internet.

Bustle Digital Group

FLYX

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FLYX is the first streaming social network that helps you discover what and where to watch

Bustle Digital Group

Domino

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Domino is an online platform that offers content, community, and products focused on home and lifestyle.

Bustle Digital Group

Condé Nast

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Condé Nast publishes magazines, websites, and tablet and smartphone applications.

Bustle Digital Group

The Markup

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The Markup investigates how powerful actors use technology to reshape society.

Bustle Digital Group

Wildcard

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Wildcard offers a vast library of cards that delivers the mobile web faster than any browser on users’ mobile phones.

Bustle Digital Group

Viacom

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Viacom is an American media conglomerate specializing in cable, satellite television networks, and cinema.

Bustle Digital Group

Great Big Story

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Media company devoted to cinematic storytelling for a global generation

Bustle Digital Group

Zeno Media

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7000 broadcasters use our platform to stream audio content to 8M MAU

Bustle Digital Group

Open Road Integrated Media

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Open Road Integrated Media is a digital marketing and multimedia content company that connects authors with readers.

Bustle Digital Group

451 Media Group

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451 Media Group is a technology-focused intellectual property (IP) development & entertainment company.

Bustle Digital Group

Museum of Future Experiences

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Museum of Future Experiences is an entertainment company that crafts and distributes VR experiences.

Bustle Digital Group

Blockworks

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Delivering breaking news and premium insights about digital assets to millions of investors.

Bustle Digital Group

Roc Nation

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Roc Nation is a full-service entertainment company that specializes in social, music, and media industry.

Bustle Digital Group

TIDAL

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TIDAL is a music and entertainment platform that creates connects artists and fans, giving them exclusive access to high-profile content.

Bustle Digital Group

Pip’s Island

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Pip’s Island is an unparalleled, groundbreaking, immersive play experience.

Bustle Digital Group

Breaking Media

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Breaking Media is a network of websites and other services that provides information and related services for business communities.

Bustle Digital Group

Gong

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GONG is a playful social news platform where stories are predictively curated based on global user engagement.

Bustle Digital Group

Dreams

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Dreams is a mobile-only TV platform that redesigns TV for the most important device.

Bustle Digital Group

TSG Entertainment

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TSG is a multifaceted agency specializing in management, development and production in the global entertainment industry.

Bustle Digital Group

Bolde

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Bolde is a platform for single women for the purpose of expressing themselves about dating and relationships.

Bustle Digital Group

ParOne, Inc

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We syndicate video to golf apps and websites globally.

Bustle Digital Group

VICI FanFest

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“Twitch-in-a-box” for sports teams, record labels, and TV / film production studios

Bustle Digital Group

CHRGR

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CHRGR operates as an advertising company that offers brand sponsored, pre-charged batteries on-demand at their favorite locations.

Bustle Digital Group

Cointelegraph

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Cointelegraph covers fintech, blockchain, and Bitcoin, bringing the latest news and analyses on the future of money.

Bustle Digital Group

Watchout!AI

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Watchout!AI develop AI solutions for brand reputation management, with the help of which advertising appears.

Bustle Digital Group

Theory Entertainment

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Theory Entertainment operates as an entertainment company.

Bustle Digital Group

YIMBY

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YIMBY is the go-to resource for cutting-edge information on new development.

Bustle Digital Group

Kinsane Entertainment

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Insanely fun entertainment for kids

Bustle Digital Group

Ampathy

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Ampathy is a proprietary technology company that turns users into philanthropists.

Bustle Digital Group

Taste

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Ratings, reviews, and recommendations based on your taste.

Bustle Digital Group

News Corp

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News Corp is a media and information services company that creates and distributes engaging content and other products and services.

Bustle Digital Group

The CEO Desk

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The CEO Desk is an authoritative platform about startups, entrepreneurs, businessmen, CEOs and Founders with their business stories.

Bustle Digital Group

Show-Score

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Show-Score is like a Rotten Tomatoes for theater.

Bustle Digital Group

Women 2.0

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Women 2.0 is a media & tech company focused on creating an inclusive tech startup space that supports diverse founders, teams and investors.

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