Entertainment industry

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Entertainment industry is an industry that products manufactures and services offering, intended to entertain. This includes, for example, film ( film industry ), music ( music industry ), books, video games , etc. The term show business , which in particular does not include the complex of cultural offers , is defined more narrowly .

The term industry is a mistranslation of the English word industry , which in addition to industry can also mean branch or branch of economy. The entertainment industry is not an industry in the literal sense of the word.


The demarcation of the economic sectors in terms of statistics only partially coincides with the colloquial definition of entertainment industry.

The ISIC defines as number R as branch of industry “Arts, entertainment and recreation”, ie art, entertainment and recreation.

Fall under

  • 90 - Creative, arts and entertainment activities
  • 91 - Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities ( libraries , archives, museums and other cultural activities)
  • 92 - Gambling and betting activities ( sweepstakes / lottery )
  • 93 - Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities

The entertainment industry in the sense of the initial definition, however, still includes essential parts of item J "Information and communication", ie information technology and communication.

  • 58 - Publishing activities ( Publishing )
  • 59 - Motion picture, video and television program production, sound recording and music publishing activities ( film industry , television production, video production, music industry )
  • 60 - Programming and broadcasting activities ( radio / television stations )

Individual evidence

  1. Duden, 2010.
  2. ^ ISIC

See also