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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 22,380 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 156,980 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 107,737 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 92,007 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 177,060 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 4,976 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Pennsylvania?

  • Over $2.06 million in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $13 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Pennsylvania?

  • The local video game industry contributed $664.8 million to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $25.7 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $41.18 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $4.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 115,507 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 6,552
  • Performing Arts: 10,865
  • Sound Recording: 8,366
  • Textual: 89,724

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 5,402 music establishments
  • 356 local radio stations
  • 39 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 43,021 songwriters
  • 1,840 photographers
  • 8,750 graphic designers
  • 1,450 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 48.5% of adults attended events, 46.4% read literature, 36.9% personally performed or created artworks, and 75.3% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Pennsylvania include Taylor Swift (singer/songwriter), Will Smith (actor), and Tina Fey (comedian).