The Copyright Alliance compiled facts for the state of Alaska as they relate to creators from various industries. The data gathered includes information regarding jobs created, copyright registrations filed, state economic impact, and more for the years 2018 to 2022. 

What Jobs Were Created in Alaska?

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 1,810 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 10,621 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 5,529 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 5,063 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 5,550 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 152 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Alaska?

  • Over $132 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $973 million was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Alaska?

  • The local video game industry contributed $14.3 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $1.2 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $2.38 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $222.3 million to U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 1,886 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 350
  • Performing Arts: 281
  • Sound Recording: 230
  • Textual: 1,025

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 534 music establishments
  • 80 local radio stations
  • 12 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 1,332 songwriters
  • 40 photographers
  • 200 graphic designers
  • 60 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 54.2% of adults attended events, 61.2% read literature, 50.8% personally performed or created artworks, and 78.1% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Alaska include Jewel (singer/songwriter), Bob Ross (painter), and Irene Bedard (actress).