The Copyright Alliance compiled facts for the state of Arizona 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 Arizona?

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 11,680 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 79,005 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 30,425 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 30,435 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 106,710 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 3,335 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Arizona?

  • Over $757 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $5.5 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Arizona?

  • The local video game industry contributed $555.4 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $9.6 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $25.7 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.6 billion to U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 26,962 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 4,305
  • Performing Arts: 5,215
  • Sound Recording: 4,310
  • Textual: 13,134

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 3,929 music establishments
  • 192 local radio stations
  • 25 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 20,586 songwriters
  • 1,000 photographers
  • 3,410 graphic designers
  • 720 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 48% of adults attended events, 51% read literature, 34.3% personally performed or created artworks, and 78.1% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Arizona include Stevie Nicks (singer), Emma Stone (actress), and Diana Gabaldon (author).