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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 7,130 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 60,994 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 27,130 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 25,267 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 59,950 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 1,730 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Oregon?

  • Over $443 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $4.7 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Oregon?

  • The local video game industry contributed $247.5 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $7.9 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $11.04 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $1.5 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 17,723 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 3,224
  • Performing Arts: 4,122
  • Sound Recording: 2,371
  • Textual: 8,006

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 4,431 music establishments
  • 205 local radio stations
  • 27 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 13,736 songwriters
  • 380 photographers
  • 2,740 graphic designers
  • 970 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 71.1% of adults attended events, 60.6% read literature, 45.4% personally performed or created artworks, and 86.3% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Oregon include Matt Groening (animator), Esperanza Spalding (singer), and James Beard (chef/author).