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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 1,000 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 7,357 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 2,590 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 6,984 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 16,900 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 372 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Delaware?

  • Over $68 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $486 million was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Delaware?

  • The local video game industry contributed $44.7 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $860 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $3.36 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $165.5 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 5,260 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 651
  • Performing Arts: 1,935
  • Sound Recording: 605
  • Textual: 2,069

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 843 music establishments
  • 21 local radio stations
  • 3 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 3,871 songwriters
  • 130 photographers
  • 420 graphic designers
  • 40 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 52.9% of adults attended events, 34.5% read literature, 25.9% personally performed or created artworks, and 76.3% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Delaware include Aubrey Plaza (actress), George Thorogood (singer), and Raúl Esparza (Broadway actor).

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