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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 6,970 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 78,328 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 17,430 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 44,721 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 67,800 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 1,687 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Indiana?

  • Over $365 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $4.6 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Indiana?

  • The local video game industry contributed $167.8 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $7.6 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $19.49 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.1 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 23,164 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 4,008
  • Performing Arts: 4,687
  • Sound Recording: 3,493
  • Textual: 10,976

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 1,373 music establishments
  • 238 local radio stations
  • 31 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 19,049 songwriters
  • 820 photographers
  • 3,470 graphic designers
  • 600 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 58% of adults attended events, 40.4% read literature, 38.5% personally performed or created artworks, and 67.5% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Indiana include Janet Jackson (singer), David Letterman (comedian/talkshow host), and Brendan Fraser (actor).

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