Independent Artists, Writers & Performers (NAICS 7115) Industry Market Research Report

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers - Market Size and Forecast

The Independent Artists, Writers and Performers report contains both historical and forecasted statistics. Total market size figures from 2015 to 2025 reveal industry growth patterns and trends. Market size measurementsincludes both public and private companies in the industry.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
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)

Independent Artists, Writers & Performers Industry Revenue
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

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

US Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Independent 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 Average Percent 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 Description Description Revenue
($ 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 Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%


Chief Executives 0%
General and Operations Managers 3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 59%
Art and Design Workers 15%
Artists and Related Workers 13%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 7%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 21%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 15%
Actors 10%
Producers and Directors 5%
Media and Communication Workers 15%
Announcers 5%
Writers and Editors 8%
Writers and Authors 6%
Media and Communication Equipment Workers 9%
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5%

Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a 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

Company Address Revenue
($ Millions)


Independent Artists, Writers & Performers Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date July 2020
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $499