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101 Top South Korean Music Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Music companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Music 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

Top South Korean Music Startups

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YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment

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YG Entertainment, the entertainment company

Big Hit Music

Big Hit Music

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Big Hit Music is an entertainment company that makes new innovations to the music industry business model.

Big Hit Music

Spoon Radio

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Spoon operates as a real-time personal audio broadcasting platform.

Big Hit Music

S.M. Entertainment

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S.M. Entertainment is engaged in the entertainment business.

Big Hit Music

Kakao M

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Kakao M is an entertainment company that records artists and that distributes music from other entertainment agencies.

Big Hit Music

Stela

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Stela is Asia’s first music library that licenses music for content creators.

Big Hit Music

MyMusicTaste

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A fan-initiated live event making service

Big Hit Music

Kmong

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Kmong is a Korean online talent market enabling individuals to sell and buy services in design, business, computing, music, and more.

Big Hit Music

Violet

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Violet provides you the easiest way to edit and share videos

Big Hit Music

Pison Contents

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Worldwide (+120 countries) digital music distribution online platform.

Big Hit Music

The Beatpacking Company

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The Beatpacking Company is the leader of ad-supported music streaming services in South Korea with an application called BEAT.

Big Hit Music

Tumblbug

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Tumblbug is an online Korean crowdfunding site focused on art and cultural content.

Big Hit Music

Muzlive

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Muzlive is a new integrated platform for the global music market.

Big Hit Music

dooub

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Dooub is a web development company that specializes in mobile applications, mobile games, and web platforms.

Big Hit Music

ArtistsCard

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ArtistsCard supports Classic Manager, a free streaming service for classical music.

Big Hit Music

JYP

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JYP is an entertainment and music label company based in South Korea.

Big Hit Music

COOLJAMM

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COOLJAMM develops musical AI engine that composes various styles of music.

Big Hit Music

Ideabove

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Ideabove provides platform and social networking services based on music.

Big Hit Music

Greysox

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GreySox is a Korean design company developing mobile applications such as the music apps String Trio, Drum Meister, and Finger Stomp.

Big Hit Music

Loen Entertainment

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Loen Entertainment Inc (016170:KOSDAQ) is the leading Music Company in Korea, providing services in all frontiers of the music industry.

Big Hit Music

H1ghr Music Records

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H1ghr Music Records is a music label and music production company.

Big Hit Music

Mapiacompany Inc.

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Mapiacompany is a global digital music business operating on 3 independent platforms, Mapianist, MyMusicSheet and KPopPiano.

Big Hit Music

Starship Entertainment

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Starship Entertainment offers artist management and music production services.

Big Hit Music

Artist Company

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Artist Company is a general entertainment company.

Big Hit Music

wavve

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wavve is an app for sharing audio from your podcast, music and recordings on social media.

Big Hit Music

Dream Maker Entertainment

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Dream Maker Entertainment enables more than ordinary performances and stages to be created.

Big Hit Music

Pledis Entertainment

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Pledis Entertainment is a major record lable & comprehensive entertainment agency in Korea.

Big Hit Music

FLO

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FLO is a music application that provides wide range of songs.

Big Hit Music

Classpick

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Classpick is an IT firm that offers development, marketing, design to music and art hobbies.

Big Hit Music

Vlending

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Vlending produces and distributes drama OST, entertainment, Kpop and indie artists.

Big Hit Music

Genie Music

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Genie Music is a provider of music streaming services.

Big Hit Music

PlayList

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PlayList is a web drama production company that produces dramas and music content.

Big Hit Music

Federation of Korean Music Performers

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Federation of Korean Music Performers develops the cultural industry by protecting music performers’ rights and interests.

Big Hit Music

Kpopmap

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Kpopmap provides news, media and entertainment services.

Big Hit Music

CJ ENM

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CJ ENM is a korean entertainment and mass media company.

Big Hit Music

AOMG

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AOMG is an entertainment company that provides music label and artist management services.

Big Hit Music

HANTEO

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HANTEO provides real-time music charts and big data analysis services to help artists grow.

Big Hit Music

YAMAHA Make Waves

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YAMAHA Make Waves is a musical instrument store.

Big Hit Music

KIANA ENTERTAINMENT

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KIANA ENTERTAINMENT is an entertainment platform that specializes for child actors.

Big Hit Music

Emotionwave

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Emotionwave develops services that fuse AI music tech and IT.

Big Hit Music

Sounds Good Store

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Sounds Good Store is an online store for clothing and music accessories.

Big Hit Music

Sound Republica

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Sound Republica is a music promotion company.

Big Hit Music

Juice

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Juice is an education technology company in the field of music.

Big Hit Music

Muzika

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Muzika is a music blockchain project, aiming at revolutionizing the digital music industry by creating a sustainable ecosystem.

Big Hit Music

Everyclass

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Everyclass is a web platform that operates as a virtual lessons provider for cooking and baking, handicrafts, art, music, culture, and more.

Big Hit Music

BGM Factory

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BGM Factory is a background music library for creators and video producers.

Big Hit Music

I-UM SOCIUS

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The Social Dating Pioneer

Big Hit Music

Onsquare

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Onsquare is a Korean-based IT company specialized in developing open source android web messengers and mobile apps for its users.

Big Hit Music

Wantreez Music

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Wantreezmusic develops Rhymeduck, a corporate and franchise partner for music products.

Big Hit Music

SNS Entertainment

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SNS Entertainment is an arts & entertainment, broadcasting and media production company.

Big Hit Music

InLive

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InLive is a music broadcasting service company.

Big Hit Music

SELLBUYMUSIC

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SELLBUYMUSIC is a BGM platform that gathers musicians and creators together.

Big Hit Music

FNC Entertainment

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FNC Entertainment LLC is a company that is into developing applications for iOS and Android devices.

Big Hit Music

FE Entertainment

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FE Entertainment is an entertainment and media production company.

Big Hit Music

WS Entertainment

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WS Entertainment is a music company.

Big Hit Music

OPUSONE INC

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‘OPUS ONE’ is a musical expression denoting the first composition within the masterwork of a composer.

Big Hit Music

J1BEATZ

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J1BEATZ is a South Korean hip-hop music sharing platform that offers music streaming services.

Big Hit Music

Musicoin

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Musicoin is a music copyright trading platform.

Big Hit Music

Clesson

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Clesson is a music edtech company.

Big Hit Music

Magic Strawberry Sound

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Magic Strawberry Sound is a music-based entertainment company.

Big Hit Music

Liak

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Liak is a non-profit music record label based in South Korea.

Big Hit Music

SHOWNOTE

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SHOWNOTE is providing entertaining content production services.

Big Hit Music

Recording Industry Association Korea

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Recording Industry Association Korea is a non-profit corporation that manages the copyrights of music producers.

Big Hit Music

HIPHOPLE

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HIPHOPLE is a music information and content production platform.

Big Hit Music

PlayM

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PlayM is K-pop entertainment music company.

Big Hit Music

Space Oddity

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Space Oddity is a music company.

Big Hit Music

RecordFarm Inc.

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RecordFarm Inc. is a social audio platform based in Seoul, Korea, that enables its users to record, upload, listen, and share their audio.

Big Hit Music

SHINSWAVE

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SHINSWAVE is a content production company that develops Korean musical content.

Big Hit Music

MCRAS

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MCRAS is Korean-based software company the devlops Encore, a music discovery and recommendation app for smartphone users.

Big Hit Music

MEDIASCOPE

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MEDIASCOPE is a music company that creates and operates music-related platform services and technologies.

Big Hit Music

Bound Entertainment

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Bound Entertainment is an entertainment studio in Korea.

Big Hit Music

MentorMusic

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MentorMusic is an online store for musical instruments.

Big Hit Music

1Day1Song

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1Day1Song is a music recommendation service that helps its users discover new songs daily.

Big Hit Music

Eat Your Kimchi

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Eatyourkimchi is a production studio focused on providing video content on the topics of music, food, and the Korean lifestyle.

Big Hit Music

POZAlabs

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POZAlabs develops music composing assistant using artificial intelligence.

Big Hit Music

J PLANET ENTERTAINMENT

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J PLANET ENTERTAINMENT aims to secure the development and distribution of albums and video products.

Big Hit Music

BERRY Entertainment & Media

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BERRY Entertainment & Media is a broadcasting and media production company.

Big Hit Music

MACHANG MUSIC & PICTURES

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Machang Music & Pictures is a music production band.

Big Hit Music

Realslow

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Realslow is a music production and entertainment company.

Big Hit Music

Withmon

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Withmon provides translation services, web design, homepage development, video and music editing.

Big Hit Music

JD SOUND

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JD SOUND is a professional Korean audio company.

Big Hit Music

VU.Entertainment

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VU.Entertainment is an entertainment company that produces concerts and music festivals.

Big Hit Music

IHQ

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IHQ is engaged in media business and supplies talented artists through their own channels for television series and music production.

Big Hit Music

FAME Entertainment Group

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FAME Entertainment Group is a boutique entertainment company that plans and produces entertainment events and campaigns.

Big Hit Music

Jameasy

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Jameasy make a world where technology brings humans and music closer.

Big Hit Music

New Wave Entertainment

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New Wave Entertainment is an entertainment company that specializes in games, media, and music.

Big Hit Music

Bandmaker

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Bandmaker creates musicians, music environment and music culture contents.

Big Hit Music

Illusion Punch

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Illusion Punch specializes in creating the brand film, music video, CM, PR film.

Big Hit Music

April Music

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Development of selected products specifically designed for demanding audio enthusiasts

Big Hit Music

SM Culture & Contents

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SM Culture & Contents is an entertainment and TV program production company.

Big Hit Music

Som Cloud

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Som Cloud is a platform where you can create your own songs, listen to songs and then share songs.

Big Hit Music

Aart

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Aart is a platform that provides artists with high quality content with a cultural and artistic space in which to showcase their work.

Big Hit Music

Antenna

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Antenna is a South Korean independent record label.

Big Hit Music

MEWPOT

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MEWPOT specializes in content production and background music services.

Big Hit Music

Easyear

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Easyear provides online listening education services.

Big Hit Music

Enable Find

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Enable Find focuses on music copyright solutions through recognizes audio content from music.

Big Hit Music

Lotte Entertainment

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Lotte Entertainment is an entertainment company that operates film investment, distribution, and production.

Big Hit Music

Kmeta

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Kmeta specializes in the wholesale business of musical instruments.

Big Hit Music

TBS

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TBS is a radio and TV broadcasting company.

Big Hit Music

MACO n MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT

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MACO n MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT is producing and promoting music content.

Big Hit Music

SOtM

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SOtM is an e-commerce platform for the audio system.

Written by Mark Fitz

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