New York

The Copyright Alliance compiled facts for the state of New York 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 New York?

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 100,640 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 435,693 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 202,933 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 123,121 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 301,030 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 11,062 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for New York?

  • Over $13.3 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $53 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on New York?

  • The local video game industry contributed $2 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $126 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $62.2 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $19.8 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 252,482 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 41,856
  • Performing Arts: 76,252
  • Sound Recording: 38,353
  • Textual: 96,021

Creative Community By the Numbers

  • 21,857 music establishments
  • 390 local radio stations
  • 50 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 129,285 songwriters
  • 4,070 photographers
  • 18,590 graphic designers
  • 6,950 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 49.5% of adults attended events, 45.3% read literature, 30% personally performed or created artworks, and 66% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of New York include Lady Gaga (singer/songwriter), Jake Gyllenhaal (actor), and Whoopi Goldberg (actress/comedian).