Hi all, I am currently writing my University disseratation on the effect of globalisation on the music industry - and more specifically the effect the internet is having on the business practices of the major labels. It would be great if anyone at all could take 5 mins (maximum I promise!) to fill out this little questionnaire on your buying/downloading habits. It is totally confidential, I'm not looking to find out who illegally downloads the most, it is purely for numbers and I'll quote the best responses to the longer questions as well. MANY MANY THANKS TO ANYONE WHO TAKES 5 TO FILL THIS OUT FOR ME............
Also if anyone involved within the music industry from CEO's of labels to guitar tech's had a few spare minutes to do a quick interview via MSN messenger or via email on their thoughts about the industry today and its future, i would be very grateful.
This is simply for COLLEGE work, and just need to get a few filled out ASAP.
ANY HELP APPRECIATED. You can either post back here or copy the questionnaire and email it back to me at [email protected]
. Comments and criticisms welcome!
Questionnaire Personal Music buying habits and views on the Music industry
This questionnaire is entirely confidential, used solely for the purposes of personal research for my dissertation please feel free to answer all questions honestly.
Please either highlight or delete as applicable where necessary.
Favourite Music Genre
i. Do you consider yourself a regular (2+ purchases a month) CD/tape/record/music DVD buyer ? Yes/No
ii. Do you regularly (3+ times a year) attend concerts of the artists whose music you buy/download? Yes/No
iii. Would you prefer to buy the physical format at a premium (i.e. CD etc.) or download legally from the internet at a lesser price? (Assume that illegal downloading is not a possibility) Physical Format/Digital Download
Please give a reason for the above choice:
iv. Have you in the past downloaded music from the internet? Yes/No
IF NO PLEASE MOVE TO QUESTION VIII.
v. If yes, how many tracks do you download on average each month?
vi. If yes, what percentage would you say was downloaded legally?
vii. If yes, do you obtain the majority of your music online via digital download or by purchasing hard copy formats (Cds, tapes LPs etc.)? Digital Download/Hard Copy
viii. Do you own an Ipod or similar portable MP3 playback device? Yes/No
ix. What do you consider a fair price for a newly released popular CD to be?
x. Could you briefly summarise your thoughts on illegal music downloading:
Many thanks for taking the time to complete this questionnaire; your cooperation is invaluable to my research.