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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 3,630 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 17,941 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 4,017 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 8,790 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 11,880 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 404 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Hawaii?

  • Over $193 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $1.4 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Hawaii?

  • The local video game industry contributed $44.6 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $2.6 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $3.93 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $274.8 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 6,416 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 1,835
  • Performing Arts: 1,116
  • Sound Recording: 946
  • Textual: 2,519

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 564 music establishments
  • 81 local radio stations
  • 23 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 4,411 songwriters
  • 340 photographers
  • 510 graphic designers
  • 40 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 48.1% of adults attended events, 42.6% read literature, 29.7% personally performed or created artworks, and 71% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable Creators who hail from the state of Hawaii include Jason Momoa (actor), Bruno Mars (singer), and Bette Midler (singer/actress).

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