2024 Independent Artists, Writers & Performers Industry Statistics Report

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2024 Independent Artists, Writers and Performers Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2019 to 2029 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the Independent Artists, Writers & Performers industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Market Size
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Independent Artists, Writers & Performers companies in the United States.

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesIndependent Artists, Writers & Performers
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Contract prod services for property prot by copyright, except live perf
Live performances produced under contract
Live performances produced under contract - other
Licensing of rights to use property protected by copyright
Technical artistic services
Sale of paintings, sculptures, & other fine arts
Admissions to live performing arts performances
Public appearances & speeches
Outright sale of intellectual property protected by copyright

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations4%


Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations6%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations59%
Art and Design Workers15%
Artists and Related Workers13%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators7%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers21%
Actors, Producers, and Directors15%
Producers and Directors5%
Media and Communication Workers15%
Writers and Editors8%
Writers and Authors6%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers9%
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations14%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $20,072,433 on the independent artists, writers & performers industry. It has awarded 2,463 contracts to 355 companies, with an average value of $56,542 per company.

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)


Independent Artists, Writers & Performers Industry Research
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateJuly 2024
Report FormatPDF Download  PDF

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