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The motion picture and television industry supported 2,038 direct jobs and 342 production-related jobs.
The software industry supported 7,076 and supported 7,554 jobs in total.
Local television supported 11,970 jobs.
Local radio supported 6,700 jobs.
The app economy supported 11,700 jobs in the computing workforce.
$69.96 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$18.96 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $74,131.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $816 million to U.S. GDP.
Local television contributed $5.26 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $2.90 billion to U.S. GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 14,752
Visual Arts: 1,239
Performing Arts: 3,044
Sound Recordings: 3,165
Literary Works: 7,304
Creative Community By the Numbers
2 video gaming companies
2,389 music publishers and 11,098 songwriters
224 local commercial radio stations
22 local commercial television stations
76 newspaper publications
820 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of Mississippi:
Elvis Presley, singer and musician
Britney Spears, singer
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and actor
Bo Diddley, singer and musician
B. King, singer and musician
Jimmy Buffett, singer and musician
Faith Hill, singer and musician
3 Doors Down, Band
William Faulkner, writer
Eudora Welty, writer
Jim Henson, puppeteer and entertainer
Morgan Freeman, actor
James Earl Jones, actor
George Ohr, ceramic artist
The top 5 Mississippi daily newspapers by circulation are
The Clarion-Ledger, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Sun Herald, Hattiesburg American,
The Commercial Dispatch.
The USA International Ballet Competition is held every four years in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Mississippi Blues Trail marks various locations throughout the state that were important in the development of blues music.
The Jim Henson Exhibit is located here.
Mississippi is the birthplace of delta blues, a style of blues music.
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