Annual payroll in the U.S. music industry 2016-2017, by sector

Data on annual payroll in the U.S. music industry in 2016 and 2017 revealed that payroll was highest among record production and distribution establishments, which had a combined payroll of 1.3 billion U.S. dollars per year.

Annual payroll in the U.S. music industry in 2016 and 2017, by sector

Annual payroll in million U.S. dollars
Other sound recording industries150.32
Sound recording studios297.24
Music publishers500.04
Record production and distribution1,276.76
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2016 and 2017

Supplementary notes

Payroll includes all forms of compensation such as salaries, wages, commissions, dismissal pay, bonuses, vacation allowances, sick-leave pay, and employee contributions to qualified pension plans paid during the year to all employees. Payroll is reported before deductions for social security, income tax, insurance, union dues, etc.
Figures have been rounded.

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