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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 1,000 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 10,670 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 955 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 4,081 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 3,370 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 170 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Wyoming?

  • Over $53 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $794 million was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Wyoming?

  • The local video game industry contributed $18,1 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $1 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $1.79 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $59 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 2,760 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 687
  • Performing Arts: 439
  • Sound Recording: 304
  • Textual: 1,330

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 249 music establishments
  • 124 local radio stations
  • 12 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 919 songwriters
  • 60 photographers
  • 220 graphic designers
  • 90 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 54.5% of adults attended events, 50.1% read literature, 38.5% personally performed or created artworks, and 72.2% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Wyoming include Jackson Pollock (painter), Matthew Fox (actor), and Curt Gowdy (sports broadcaster).

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