The Copyright Alliance compiled facts for the state of Colorado as they relate to creators from various industries. The data gathered includes information regarding jobs created, copyright registrations filed, state economic impact, and more for the years 2018 to 2022. 

What Jobs Were Created in Colorado?

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 17,520 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 97,408 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 49,497 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 51,341 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 130,960 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 4,328 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Colorado?

  • Over $1.69 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $8.7 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Colorado?

  • The local video game industry contributed $1 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $14.4 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $22.79 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $2.4 billion to U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 24,319 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 3,480
  • Performing Arts: 3,365
  • Sound Recording: 3,076
  • Textual: 14,398

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 8,268 music establishments
  • 210 local radio stations
  • 27 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 18,335 songwriters
  • 1,050 photographers
  • 4,660 graphic designers
  • 1,080 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 74.4% of adults attended events, 57.3% read literature, 43% personally performed or created artworks, and 73.6% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Colorado include Tim Allen (actor), Trey Parker (director/animator), and OneRepublic (rock band).