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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 3,170 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 22,641 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 1,737 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 17,681 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 14,190 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 824 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Mississippi?

  • Over $156 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $1.1 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Mississippi?

  • The local video game industry contributed $83.2 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $2 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $7.1 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $108 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 9,033 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 801
  • Performing Arts: 1,579
  • Sound Recording: 1,657
  • Textual: 4,996

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 265 music establishments
  • 218 local radio stations
  • 22 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 13,940 songwriters
  • 130 photographers
  • 990 graphic designers
  • 120 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 44.5% of adults attended events, 37% read literature, 30.2% personally performed or created artworks, and 54.4% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Mississippi include Oprah Winfrey (host/author), Jim
    Henson (puppeteer), and James Earl Jones (actor).