U.S. Census Bureau Releases Stats on Recording and Entertainment Industry Ahead of Grammy Awards


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U.S. Census Bureau Graphic on U.S. Metro Areas with Largest Number of Recording Studios
U.S. Census Bureau Graphic on U.S. Metro Areas with Largest Number of Recording Studios

Just in time for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled various statistics covering sound recording studios, artists, writers & more.  The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 12, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists for 2016.  A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.

Following are a few of the latest statistics related to the recording and entertainment industries. 


The total number of sound recording studios in the United States. 

Sound recording studios - This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing the facilities and technical expertise for sound recording in a studio. This industry includes establishments that provide audio production and postproduction services to produce master recordings. These establishments may provide audio services for film, television, and video productions.


The total number of musicians, singers and related workers in the United States.


Estimated number of  media and communications equipment workers, including broadcast and sound engineering technicians and radio operators in the United States.

For more statistics related to the entertainment industry including promoters of performing arts, agents and managers for entertainers and independent artists, writers and performers, please visit the latest issue of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features: Grammy Awards.

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Last updated: 2017-02-10 14:40

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