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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 9,430 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 68,265 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 22,272 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 40,742 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 145,330 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 2,933 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Maryland?

  • Over $842 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $6.1 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Maryland?

  • The local video game industry contributed $451.1 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $10.2 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $18.8 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.4 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 52,236 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 3,482
  • Performing Arts: 6,630
  • Sound Recording: 8,388
  • Textual: 33,736

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 2,401 music establishments
  • 104 local radio stations
  • 10 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 31,661 songwriters
  • 970 photographers
  • 3,120 graphic designers
  • 860 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 56.8% of adults attended events, 43.1% read literature, 37.6% personally performed or created artworks, and 79% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Maryland include Frederick Douglass (writer), Toni Braxton (singer), and Anna Faris (actress).