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The motion picture and television industry supported 11,848 direct jobs and 3,614 production-related jobs.
The software industry supported 66,275 direct jobs and 143,650 jobs in total.
Local television supported 43,250 jobs.
Local radio supported 27,220 jobs.
The app economy supported 127,060 jobs in the computing workforce.
$477.43 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$136.09 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $83,910.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $10.551 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $20.37 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $12.75 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 71,918
Visual Arts: 7,374
Performing Arts: 10,513
Sound Recordings: 18,465
Literary Works: 35,566
Creative Community By the Numbers
40 video gaming companies
8,387 music publishers and 31,168 songwriters
333 local commercial radio stations
41 local commercial T.V. stations
176 newspaper publications
2,340 producers and directors
Notable creators who hail from the state of Michigan:
Big Sean, rapper
The Supremes, band
The Temptations, band
Stevie Wonder, singer
Cathy Guisewite, cartoonist
Steven Yeun, actor
Anna Sui, fashion designer
The top 5 Michigan daily newspapers by circulation are
The Detroit Free Press
The Detroit News
The Grand Rapids Press
The Flint Journal
Lansing State Journal
Motown Motion Picture Studios, motion picture company
Detroit Institute of Arts, an art museum, has an art collection that is among the top six in the United States.
The famous Motown record label was started in Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit is home to radio station WWJ which was established in 1921 and is the fourth oldest radio station in the United States.
Detroit is the thirteenth largest media market in the United States according to Nielsen.
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