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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 2,250 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 19,113 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 6,940 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 10,113 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 17,500 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 7,189 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Idaho?

  • Over $92 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $1.1 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Idaho?

  • The local video game industry contributed $1.6 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $1.87 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $4.09 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $282.4 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 5,401 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 1,117
  • Performing Arts: 679
  • Sound Recording: 601
  • Textual: 3,004

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 1,004 music establishments
  • 112 local radio stations
  • 14 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 2,580 songwriters
  • 240 photographers
  • 1,100 graphic designers
  • 190 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 71.6% of adults attended events, 49.2% read literature, 46.3% personally performed or created artworks, and 80.6% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Idaho include Lana Turner (actress), Bryan Fuller (screenwriter), and Josh Ritter (singer/songwriter).

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