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The motion picture and television industry supported 40,993 direct jobs and 10,882 production related jobs.
The software industry supported 232,457 direct jobs and 385,386 jobs in total.
Local television supported 138,520 jobs.
Local radio supported 82,410 jobs.
The app economy supported 376,430 jobs in the computing workforce.
$1.83 billion in wages generated from the motion picture and television industry
$366.88 million earned by new media and internet creators
In the local app economy, the average computing salary is $94,007.
State Economic Impact
Local software industry contributed $35.267 billion to U.S. GDP
Local television contributed $69.85 billion to U.S. GDP.
Local radio contributed $41.30 billion to U.S. GDP.
Music industry contributes $6 billion to Texas’s GDP.
U.S. Copyright Registrations [2011-2017]
Total Registrations: 155,987
Visual Arts Total: 23,863
Performing Arts Total: 32,338
Sound Recording Total: 35,206
Literary Works: 64,580
Creative Community By the Numbers
266 video gaming companies
783 local commercial radio stations
118 local commercial television stations
22,010 music publishers and 86,824 songwriters
340 newspaper publications
20+ book and education publishers
12,120 graphic designers
Did You Know?
These notable creatives hail from the state:
Norah Jones, singer/songwriter
Kelly Clarkson, singer
Jim Parsons, actor
Selena Gomez, singer
Wes Anderson, director
Janis Joplin, musician
Steve Martin, comedian/actor
Kevin Curry, Food Blogger, Vlogger, Writer
The top 5 Texas daily newspapers by circulation are the
Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
, and the
GameStop is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas.
iHeartMedia Inc. is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
, the first film to win an Academy Award® for Best Picture, was made in San Antonio in 1927.
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