The motion picture and television industry supported 7,563 direct jobs and 3,483 production-related jobs
The software industry supported 53,033 direct jobs and 80,987 jobs in total.
Local television supported 24,520 thousand jobs.
Local radio supported 17,350 thousand jobs.
The app economy supported 107,290 jobs in the computing workforce.
$296 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$101.01 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $91,693.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $10.344 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $11.71 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $8.25 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 48,212
Visual Arts: 4,685
Performing Arts: 7,657
Sound Recordings: 5,182
Literary Works: 30,688
Creative Community By the Numbers
46 video gaming companies
3,834 music publishers and 11,374 songwriters
270 local commercial radio stations
24 local commercial T.V. stations
206 newspaper publications
5,960 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of Minnesota:
Prince, singer and musician
Chris Pratt, actor
Judy Garland, actor and singer
Vince Vaughn, actor
Bob Dylan, musician
The Andrews Sisters, band
Owl City, band
The Jets, band
Charles M. Schulz, creator of the comic strip Peanuts
The top 5 Minnesota daily newspapers by circulation are the Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Post-Bulletin, Duluth News Tribune, and Cloud Times.
Best Buy, videogames, software, music, and consumer electronics, corporation, is headquartered in Richfield
Mill Creek Entertainment, home video company, is headquartered in Minnetonka
Game Informer, video game magazine and number 3 on the top 10 U.S. magazines by circulation, is headquartered in Minneapolis.
Twin Cities, MN is the fifteenth largest media market in the United States by Nielsen.
Peanuts, the comic strip, originated in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which was creator Charles M. Schulz’s hometown.
The Minnesota Public Radio’s national programming division ranks second in the U.S. for overall public radio programming production volume. This station has won more than 1,000 awards including seven George Foster Peabody Awards and a Grammy Award.
The KUOM-AM radio station was started in 1922 and is among the 10 oldest radio stations in the United States.