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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 2,710 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 30,956 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 6,825 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 18,255 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 25,671 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 1,008 jobs.

How Many Was Generated in Wages for Arkansas?

  • Over $147 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $1.6 billion earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Arkansas?

  • The local video game industry contributed $134.1 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $2.8 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $7.51 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $307.5 million to U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 7,030 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 1,212
  • Performing Arts: 1,174
  • Sound Recording: 1,281
  • Textual: 3,363

Creative Community By the Numbers

  • 558 music establishments
  • 238 local radio stations
  • 20 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 10,367 songwriters
  • 240 photographers
  • 1,360 graphic designers
  • 200 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 49% of adults attended events, 43.5% read literature, 34.2% personally performed or created artworks, and 73.8% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Arkansas include Maya Angelou (author), Johnny Cash (singer), and Wes Bentley (actor).