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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 990 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 9,706 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 4,035 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 4,054 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 7,510 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 137 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Vermont?

  • Over $58 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $636 million was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Vermont?

  • The local video game industry contributed $19 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $985 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $1.63 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $220 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 3,880 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 972
  • Performing Arts: 560
  • Sound Recording: 800
  • Textual: 1,548

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 439 music establishments
  • 55 local radio stations
  • 4 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 1,884 songwriters
  • 50 photographers
  • 530 graphic designers
  • 130 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 68.3% of adults attended events, 49.7% read literature, 50.4% personally performed or created artworks, and 69.2% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Vermont include Phish (rock band), Orson Bean (actor), and Grace Potter (singer).