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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 3,800 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 41,280 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 6,240 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 21,116 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 39,290 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 698 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Kansas?

  • Over $232 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $2.6 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Kansas?

  • The local video game industry contributed $70.3 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $4.2 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $9.07 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $401.9 million to U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 10,565 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 1,367
  • Performing Arts: 1,368
  • Sound Recording: 1,260
  • Textual: 6,570

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 601 music establishments
  • 189 local radio stations
  • 23 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 6,891 songwriters
  • 320 photographers
  • 1,970 graphic designers
  • 130 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 60.2% of adults attended events, 54.6% read literature, 39.6% personally performed or created artworks, and 67.5% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable Creators who hail from the state of Kansas include Janelle Monáe (singer), Paul Rudd (actor), and Martina McBride (singer).