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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 16,040 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 152,579 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 50,252 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 79,002 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 168,190 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 3,835 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Ohio?

  • Over $1.01 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $9.8 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Ohio?

  • The local video game industry contributed $410 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $21 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $34.7 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $2.6 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 34,860 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 5,861
  • Performing Arts: 3,377
  • Sound Recording: 6,823
  • Textual: 18,799

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 2,554 music establishments
  • 293 local radio stations
  • 41 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 39,290 songwriters
  • 1,550 photographers
  • 7,820 graphic designers
  • 1,120 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 58.2% of adults attended events, 41% read literature, 37.7% personally performed or created artworks, and 84.5% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Ohio include Drew Carey (comedian), John Legend (singer), and Clancy Brown (actor).