Creative Industry Performance by Major Groups
States have increasingly come to realize in recent years that solely promoting technology does not necessarily generate the creative innovation upon which technology depends. It is the creative input that helps focus the commercial development and application technology, as well as providing content, such as in digital entertainment. Beyond technology, creative activity generates major export products and services in its own right and is essential to differentiating Hawaii’s visitor product from other sun and surf destinations.
The dynamics changed with the digital age, which has made production of high quality recording affordable to individual artists and new distribution systems that allow artists to promote and sell their music through the internet and music downloading services.