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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 7,480 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 81,845 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 37,644 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 39,653 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 108,260 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 6,610 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Minnesota?

  • Over $489 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $6.4 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Minnesota?

  • The local video game industry contributed $1.8 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $10.8 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $17.6 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $2.1 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 20,021 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 2,823
  • Performing Arts: 2,883
  • Sound Recording: 2,283
  • Textual: 12,032

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 2,762 music establishments
  • 272 local radio stations
  • 23 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 14,071 songwriters
  • 960 photographers
  • 5,400 graphic designers
  • 1,120 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 65.5% of adults attended events, 56% read literature, 35.4% personally performed or created artworks, and 80.3% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Minnesota include Bob Dylan (singer), Jessica Lange
    (actress), and Frances Scott Fitzgerald (writer).