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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 11,010 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 84,060 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 35,310 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 42,324 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 88,190 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 1,916 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Missouri?

  • Over $769 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $5.4 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Missouri?

  • The local video game industry contributed $225.2 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $9.5 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $17.9 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.6 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 20,148 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 2,730
  • Performing Arts: 3,784
  • Sound Recording: 3,196
  • Textual: 10,438

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 3,175 music establishments
  • 283 local radio stations
  • 30 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 22,524 songwriters
  • 870 photographers
  • 3,460 graphic designers
  • 600 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 61.6% of adults attended events, 42.4% read literature, 39.8% personally performed or created artworks, and 74.7% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Missouri include Maya Angelou (poet/writer), John
    Goodman (actor), and Eminem (rapper).