The Copyright Alliance compiled facts for the state of Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 11,950 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 49,159 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 16,821 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 22,444 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 58,010 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 1,053 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Connecticut?

  • Over $1.73 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $5 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Connecticut?

  • The local video game industry contributed $133 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $8.9 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $10.8 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.2 billion to U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 16,572 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 2,692
  • Performing Arts: 4,885
  • Sound Recording: 2,310
  • Textual: 6,685

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 1,254 music establishments
  • 210 local radio stations
  • 59 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 9 songwriters
  • 14,123 photographers
  • 1,590 graphic designers
  • 880 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 50.7% of adults attended events, 59% read literature, 25.8% personally performed or created artworks, and 72.3% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Connecticut include Michael Bolton (singer), Katherine Hepburn (actress), and Annie Leibovitz (photographer)