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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 5,500 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 37,043 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 21,693 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 20,390 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 23,910 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 10,394 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Nevada?

  • Over $289 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $3 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Nevada?

  • The local video game industry contributed $1.9 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $8 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $8.85 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.3 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 18,573 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 3,032
  • Performing Arts: 7,106
  • Sound Recording: 3,061
  • Textual: 5,374

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 3,161 music establishments
  • 93 local radio stations
  • 16 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 14,957 songwriters
  • 810 photographers
  • 1,220 graphic designers
  • 160 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 45% of adults attended events, 36.3% read literature, 25.3% personally performed or created artworks, and 57.7% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Nevada include Matthew Gray Gubler (actor), Dan Reynolds (singer, Imagine Dragons), and Mädchen Amick (actress).