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The motion picture and television industry supported 12,150 direct jobs and 6,170 production related jobs.
The software industry supported 27,566 direct jobs and 53,500 jobs in total.
Local television supported 26,210 jobs.
Local radio supported 18,480 jobs.
The app economy supported 61,000 jobs in the computing workforce.
$851.62 million in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry.
$110.22 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $79,536.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $4.612 billion to U.S. GDP
Local television contributed $12.08 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $8.52 to U.S. GDP.
The music industry contributed $6 billion to Tennessee’s GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 74,467
Visual Arts Total: 3,907
Performing Arts Total: 32,002
Sound Recording Total: 16,649
Literary Works: 21,909
Creative Community By the Numbers
16 video gaming companies
329 local commercial radio stations
34 local commercial television stations
30,041 music publishers and 56,578 songwriters
118 newspaper publications
3,480 graphic designers
Notable creators who hail from the state of Tennessee:
Morgan Freeman, actor
Dolly Parton, singer
Justin Timberlake, singer
Quentin Tarantino, director
Aretha Franklin, singer
The top 5 Tennessee daily newspapers by circulation are the
Knoxville News Sentinel, The Tennessean, The Commercial Appeal, Chattanooga Times Free Press
, and the
AC Entertainment, a music production company, is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee
Regal Entertainment Group is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Gibson is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio broadcast in the entire world, starting in 1925.
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