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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 1,970 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 14,866 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 3,828 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 13,063 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 13,630 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 230 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Maine?

  • Over $116 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $902 million was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Maine?

  • The local video game industry contributed $23 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $1.6 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $5.53 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $226.8 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 9,662 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 1,731
  • Performing Arts: 2,593
  • Sound Recording: 1,155
  • Textual: 4,183

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 616 music establishments
  • 90 local radio stations
  • 10 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 2,876 songwriters
  • 150 photographers
  • 650 graphic designers
  • 90 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 57.9% of adults attended events, 46.1% read literature, 38.6% personally performed or created artworks, and 81% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Maine include Anna Kendrick (actress), Stephen King (author), and Patrick Dempsey (actor).