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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 42,980 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 233,088 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 170,082 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 158,392 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 237,090 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 16,270 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Florida?

  • Over $3.26 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $17.5 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Florida?

  • The local video game industry contributed $2.6 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $32 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $67.5 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $7.6 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 107,195 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 18,408
  • Performing Arts: 24,901
  • Sound Recording: 20,787
  • Textual: 43,099

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 20,878 music establishments
  • 459 local radio stations
  • 78 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 100,390 songwriters
  • 3,090 photographers
  • 13,560 graphic designers
  • 2,500 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 40.8% of adults attended events, 32.5% read literature, 20.7% personally performed or created artworks, and 63.1% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Florida include Ariana Grande (singer), Angela Bassett (actress), and Jimmy Buffet (singer-songwriter).

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