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

  • The motion picture and television industry supported 54,730 direct jobs.
  • The arts and culture production industry supported 350,555 jobs.
  • The music industry supported 210,595 jobs.
  • Local radio and television supported 205,850 jobs.
  • The app economy supported 412,350 jobs in the computing workforce.
  • The video game industry supported 24,972 jobs.

How Much Was Generated in Wages for Texas?

  • Over $4.04 billion in wages were generated from the motion picture and television industry.
  • Over $26.2 billion was earned by the arts and cultural production industry.

What Was the Economic Impact on Texas?

  • The local video game industry contributed $4.1 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local arts and cultural production industry contributed $49.2 billion to the state’s GDP.
  • The local television and radio industry contributed $92 billion to U.S. GDP.
  • The local music industry contributed $27.3 billion to the U.S. GDP.

There were a total of 90,971 copyright registrations from 2018 to 2022, but let’s break that down even further by industry:

  • Visual Arts: 14,404
  • Performing Arts: 19,079
  • Sound Recording: 16,835
  • Textual: 40,653

Creative Community by the Numbers

  • 11,398 music establishments
  • 824 local radio stations
  • 118 local commercial T.V. stations
  • 111,619 songwriters
  • 4,390 photographers
  • 13,680 graphic designers
  • 2,460 writers and authors

Fun Facts

  • According to a 2017 study conducted by the NEA, 46.1% of adults attended events, 39.1% read literature, 29.3% personally performed or created artworks, and 74.5% consumed arts via electronic media.
  • Notable creators who hail from the state of Texas include Beyoncé (singer), Wes Anderson (filmmaker), and Matthew McConaughey (actor).