NAICS 5 Digit Industry 71151

Industry 71151

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 71151 – Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 71151: See industry description for NAICS 711510 below.

Industry Description of NAICS Code 711510: This industry comprises independent (i.e., freelance) individuals primarily engaged in performing in artistic productions, in creating artistic and cultural works or productions, or in providing technical expertise necessary for these productions. This industry also includes athletes and other celebrities exclusively engaged in endorsing products and making speeches or public appearances for which they receive a fee.

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS Industry 71151

What are some examples of this industry classification? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this 5-digit NAICS industry.

  • Independent actors or actresses
  • Independent producers
  • Independent art restorers
  • Independent recording technicians
  • Independent artists (except musical, commercial, or medical)
  • Independent speakers
  • Independent cartoonists
  • Independent theatrical costume designers
  • Independent dancers
  • Independent theatrical lighting technicians
  • Independent journalists

Cross-References for Industry 71151

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 71151. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Freelance musicians and vocalists are classified in Industry NAICS 711130, Musical Groups and Artists;
  • Independent commercial artists and graphic designers are classified in Industry NAICS 541430, Graphic Design Services; and
  • Artisans and craftspersons are classified in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 71151

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 71151. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Actors, independent
  • Actresses, independent
  • Animated cartoon artists, independent
  • Announcers, independent radio and television
  • Art restorers, independent
  • Artists (except commercial, musical), independent
  • Artists (i.e., painters), independent
  • Authors, independent
  • Ballet dancers, independent
  • Cameramen, independent (freelance)
  • Cartoonists, independent
  • Celebrity spokespersons, independent
  • Choreographers, independent
  • Cinematographers, independent
  • Comedians, independent
  • Composers, independent
  • Conservators (i.e., art, artifact restorers), independent
  • Costume designers, independent theatrical
  • Dancers, independent
  • Directors (i.e., film, motion picture, music, theatrical), independent
  • Directors, independent motion picture
  • Directors, independent music
  • Disc jockeys, independent
  • Entertainers, independent
  • Ethnic dancers, independent
  • Film actors, independent
  • Film producers, independent
  • Folk dancers, independent
  • Ghost writers, independent
  • Interpretive dancers, independent
  • Jazz dancers, independent
  • Journalists, independent (freelance)
  • Lighting technicians, theatrical, independent
  • Magicians, independent
  • Models, independent
  • Motion picture directors, independent
  • Motion picture producers, independent
  • Motivational speakers, independent
  • Music arrangers, independent
  • Music directors, independent
  • Newspaper columnists, independent (freelance)
  • Orchestra conductors, independent
  • Painters (i.e., artists), independent
  • Painting restorers, independent
  • Performers (i.e., entertainers), independent
  • Performing artists, independent
  • Photographers, independent artistic
  • Photojournalists, independent (freelance)
  • Playwrights, independent
  • Poets, independent
  • Political cartoonists, independent
  • Producers, independent
  • Radio commentators, independent
  • Record producers, independent
  • Recording technicians, independent
  • Reporters, independent (freelance)
  • Scenery designers, independent theatrical
  • Screenplay writers, independent
  • Script writers, independent
  • Sculptors, independent
  • Set designers, independent theatrical
  • Sketch artists, independent
  • Song writers, independent
  • Speakers, independent
  • Special effect technicians, independent
  • Sports announcers, independent
  • Stage set (e.g., concert, motion picture, television) erecting and dismantling, independent
  • Standup comedians, independent
  • Storytellers, independent
  • Taxidermists, independent
  • Technical writers, independent
  • Television producers, independent
  • Wildlife artists, independent
  • Writers of advertising copy, independent
  • Writers, independent (freelance)
Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 71: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
    • Subsector 711: Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
      • Industry Group 7115: Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
        • Industry 71151: Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 711510: Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

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