MIDiA Research is conducting a global survey of the independent record label sector. We regularly conduct similar surveys and have done so for many years. As with all our previous surveys, all responses will be treated as strictly confidential. No individual responses will ever be shared. Instead, all responses will be aggregated into national and international numbers. The respondent level data will be stored securely, encrypted in an offline location and will never be shared with any third party.

We are conducting this survey to provide the independent sector with an accurate view of its market share, which is under represented elsewhere. Therefore, we will be providing a full summary of the final, aggregated results to all independent labels and distributors that participate in this survey.

If you wish to receive the survey then please share your email address below. We will not use this for any other purposes unless you specifically request to be added to MIDiA's research digest.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please email info@midiaresearch.com with the subject header "Independent Label Survey".

Thank you for taking part.

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* 1. What is the name of your company?

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* 3. What type of company is it? (select all that apply)

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* 4. If you would like to receive a full summary of the aggregated results please add your email here

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* 5. If you would also like to be added to MIDiA's free, weekly research digest email please add your email here

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* 6. How many years has your company been operating?

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* 7. How many people do you employ full and part time?

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* 8. Which of the following statements describe your company's experiences during 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and the economy? (select all that apply)

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* 9. On balance, how do you feel about your business going into 2021? (select one)

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* 10. What are the top three priorities for your business in 2021?

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* 11. Thinking about the evolution of streaming music, which of the following statements describes your views? (select all that apply)

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* 12. Roughly what share of your company's revenue do you spend on marketing?

Revenue and sales

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* 13. Roughly how many songs does your company have in its catalogue?

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* 14. Approximately how many new release album/EP projects did you have in 2020 (count albums and EPs only)?

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* 15. During 2020, as a share of your total revenue, how has the share of releases that are more than two years old performed?

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* 16. Year-to-date, what was the annual turnover of your company in 2020 (the total income generated by your label or distribution business)? (select one)

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* 17. When 2020 is finished, how do you expect your full year turnover to be compared to 2019? (i.e. total revenues in 2019)?

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* 19. Roughly what share of your 2020 revenue came from each of the following formats? (sliding scale % for each)

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Streaming (not including YouTube)
YouTube
Downloads and other digital
Physical sales (CD, vinyl etc)
Performing rights
Neighbouring rights
OTHER (PLEASE STATE IN COMMENTS)

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* 20. Within streaming music revenue, roughly what share of your revenue comes from each of the following streaming services?

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YouTube
Spotify
Amazon
Apple Music
Deezer
Tencent
Pandora
Other

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* 21. Which of the following distributors do you use to license or distribute your music?

  Domestic Overseas
Absolute
ADA
Africori Digital
AMPED
Amuse
AWAL
Believe Digital
Caroline
CD Baby
Consolidated Independent
DistroKid
Ditto
Entertainment One
INgrooves
Kontor New Media
OneRPM
Phonofile
PIAS
Proper
Secretly Distribution
Sony Music
Space Shower Network
Symphonic
The Orchard
Tunecore
UMG
United Masters
WMG
Other
Do not use a distributor

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* 22. Please state roughly what share of the revenue you earned in 2020 was distributed by third-party labels and distributors in your home territory (INSERT %)

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* 23. Please state roughly what share of the revenue you earned in 2020 was distributed by third-party labels and distributors overseas (INSERT %)

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* 24. Finally, on average, what share of your revenue do you pay to distributors (INSERT %)

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