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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 8,850 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 60,729 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 21,630 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 19,384 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 65,520 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 1,634 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Utah?

  • Over $449 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $4 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Utah?

  • The local video game industry contributed $262.9 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $6.8 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $8.24 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.1 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 16,981 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 2,042
  • Performing Arts: 7,974
  • Sound Recording: 1,225
  • Textual: 5,740

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 3,869 music establishments
  • 97 local radio stations
  • 13 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 5,844 songwriters
  • 840 photographers
  • 2,800 graphic designers
  • 940 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 67.1% of adults attended events, 51.9% read literature, 54.1% personally performed or created artworks, and 75.2% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Utah include Chrissy Teigen (model/blogger), Roseanne Barr (comedian/actress), and Brendon Urie (singer).