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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 46,610 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 134,217 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 45,122 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 87,256 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 169,840 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 4,996 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Georgia?

  • Over $3.51 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $11.4 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Georgia?

  • The local video game industry contributed $801.4 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $23.7 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $38.6 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $2.5 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 59,546 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 10,257
  • Performing Arts: 15,677
  • Sound Recording: 12,454
  • Textual: 21,158

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 9,613 music establishments
  • 350 local radio stations
  • 34 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 91,529 songwriters
  • 1,860 photographers
  • 5,550 graphic designers
  • 1,390 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 49.2% of adults attended events, 35.7% read literature, 27.1% personally performed or created artworks, and 58.6% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable Creators who hail from the state of Georgia include Julia Roberts (actress), Spike Lee (filmmaker), and Playboi Carti (rapper).

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