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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 10,530 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 45,875 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 30,049 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 30,307 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 22,210 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 2,293 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Louisiana?

  • Over $524 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $2.8 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Louisiana?

  • The local video game industry contributed $294.8 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $5.4 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $13.16 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.2 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 25,225 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 3,292
  • Performing Arts: 7,692
  • Sound Recording: 5,028
  • Textual: 9,213

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 1,691 music establishments
  • 206 local radio stations
  • 31 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 25,150 songwriters
  • 340 photographers
  • 1,490 graphic designers
  • 210 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 46.7% of adults attended events, 30.5% read literature, 27.3% personally performed or created artworks, and 70.1% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Louisiana include Reese Witherspoon (actress), Lil Wayne (rapper), and Tyler Perry (filmmaker).