Employment in the U.S. music industry 2009-2017, by sector

Employment data from the U.S. music industry show that establishments in the record production and distribution sector had the most employees in 2017, with 9,413 in total. Music publishers and sound recording studios each employed over five thousand people each overall.

Employment in the U.S. music industry from 2009 to 2017, by sector

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Release date

November 2019


United States

Survey time period

2009 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Paid employment consists of full and part-time employees, including salaried officers and executives of corporations. Included are employees on sick leave, holidays, and vacations.
Figures broken down by integrated record production and distribution were not given as of 2017.

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