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The motion picture and television industry supported 10,228 direct jobs and 3,421 production-related jobs.
The software industry supported 129,101 direct jobs and 385,158 jobs in total.
Local television supported 33,690 jobs.
Local radio supported 22,620 jobs.
The app economy supported 165,900 jobs in the computing workforce.
$587.11 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry.
$134.02 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $101,040.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $28.815 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $17.16 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $11.40 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 88,522
Visual Arts: 12,521
Performing Arts: 10,507
Sound Recordings: 9,522
Literary Works: 55,972
Creative Community By the Numbers
121 video gaming companies
6,505 music publishers and 21,228 songwriters
120 local commercial radio stations.
18 local commercial television stations.
207 newspaper publications
35+ book and education publishers
5,240 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from Massachusetts:
John Cena, professional wrestler and actor
Mindy Kaling, actor/writer
Mark Wahlberg, actor
Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), author and illustrator
Emily Dickinson, poet
Louisa May Alcott, writer
Sylvia Plath, poet/writer
Jenna Marbles, YouTuber
The top 5 Massachusetts daily newspapers by circulation are
The Boston Globe
Boston Herald, Telegram & Gazette
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Publishers, is headquartered in Boston.
Milton Bradley Company, board game manufacturer of games such as Battleship, Barrel of Monkeys, Candy Land, Connect Four, Jenga, Operation, and Yahtzee is headquartered in Longmeadow.
Massachusetts enacted its copyright law on March 17, 1783.
The Boston/Manchester area is the ninth largest media market in the United States according to Nielsen.
Boston is home to the radio station WBZ, which was established in 1921 and is the third oldest radio station in the United States.
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