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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 13,700 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 125,091 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 44,616 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 49,584 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 166,820 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 4,919 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Massachusetts?

  • Over $1.27 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $13.6 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Massachusetts?

  • The local video game industry contributed $954.2 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $23.7 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $23.6 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $2.9 billion to U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 47,219 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 6,247
  • Performing Arts: 7,050
  • Sound Recording: 5,229
  • Textual: 28,693

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 3,154 music establishments
  • 118 local radio stations
  • 17 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 26,500 songwriters
  • 820 photographers
  • 4,990 graphic designers
  • 1,410 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 62.7% of adults attended events, 57.8% read literature, 34% personally performed or created artworks, and 73.7% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Massachusetts include Steve Carell (actor), Meghan Trainor (singer/songwriter), and Bo Burnham (comedian).