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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 6,740 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 38,991 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 10,468 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 26,000 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 35,580 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 1,232 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Oklahoma?

  • Over $412 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $2.3 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Oklahoma?

  • The local video game industry contributed $134.2 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $4.1 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $11.02 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $515.9 million to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 9,348 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 752
  • Performing Arts: 2,056
  • Sound Recording: 5,240
  • Textual: 1,300

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 1,323 music establishments
  • 201 local radio stations
  • 24 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 12,177 songwriters
  • 370 photographers
  • 1,460 graphic designers
  • 220 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 56.2% of adults attended events, 47% read literature, 38.8% personally performed or created artworks, and 75.2% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Oklahoma include Brad Pitt (actor), Reba McEntire (singer/songwriter), and Bill Hader (comedian).