Hi! This is the Amuse / MIDiA Research artist survey. In here we are going ask you about your music career, the online platforms you use and where you see your career heading. By way of thanks for completing this survey we will send you a copy of the full survey results so that you can see how your approach and attitudes compare to your peers.

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* Please note that your details will not be used for any marketing purposes and will not be shared with any third parties. However, if you would like to take part in any future surveys then please indicate that you would be willing to do so:

1 - Firstly, we’d like to ask you a few quick questions about you:

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* What is your email address?

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* What is your gender?

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* How old are you?

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* 2 – Thinking about your career as a musician / performer / producer, which of the following statements best describe you? (select only one)

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* 3 – How long have you been making music in your current, main music project? (select only one)

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* 4 – What does success look like for you? (Select all that apply)

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* 5 - How important to you is being signed to a record label?

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* 6 – Which of the following best describe the amount of money you currently earn from music? (select only one)

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* 7 – Roughly how many audio streams (combined for all tracks) have you had to date on services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and Soundcloud? (select only one answer from the below)

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* 8 – Please indicate roughly what percentage of your total annual income from music comes from the following sources: (state approximate percentage for each)

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Audio Streaming (e.g Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Soundcloud)
YouTube
Downloads
Physical product (e.g. CDs, vinyl)
Live
Merchandise (not including CDs/vinyl)
Sponsorship
Music publishing
Producing or songwriting for others

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* 9 – Thinking about your current financial position as an artist, please indicate using a scale of 1 to 5 how much each of the following statements describe your situation.

  1 (strongly disagree) 2 (disagree) 3 (neutral) 4 (agree) 5 (strongly agree)
I earn enough money from my music to not worry much about my financial situation
I am frequently worried about my financial position and income as a musician
I often have cash flow problems because my music income is not always predictable
I would like to be able to get a cash advance for my music without having to sign a record label deal
A record label or music publisher advance is a great way to reduce financial concerns
I would like to find alternative sources of funds other than a label advance
I feel that I will have to keep up other work/jobs alongside my career as a musician

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* 10 – What sort of management relationship do you have? (select only one)

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* 11 – Now thinking about any online tools and apps that you might use, please indicate which of the following categories you use regularly. (select all that apply)

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* 12 – Which of the following music production tools do you use? (Select all that apply)

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* 13 – Now thinking about creativity and creative control, please indicate using a scale of 1 to 5 how much each of the following statements describe your attitudes.

  1 (strongly disagree) 2 (disagree) 3 (neutral) 4 (agree) 5 (strongly agree)
It is important for me to retain full creative control over my music
I am willing to sacrifice some creative control in order to sign with a record label
I would prefer to retain full creative control rather than sign with a record label
I would only sign with a record label that would grant me full creative control
I would not sign to a major record label because I fear I would lose creative control
I would rather manage my own rights and use a distributor in order to maintain creative control
Retaining creative control of my music is more important to me than signing a big record deal
I would like to retain creative control but earning a living from my music is more important to me
I am open to influence and direction about my creative direction if it means I will find greater success

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* 14 – Again, using a scale of 1 to 5, how much each of the following statements describe your attitudes about the outlook for your career and the wider music market?

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I am confident that I will be able to have a long term, financially stable career in music
I feel that my music career is building genuine momentum and that I will achieve my objectives over the next few years
I fear that concerns over income will prevent me from being able to fully pursue my music career ambitions
The shift to streaming is improving my financial position as an artist
Streaming services are doing a great job of finding me new audiences
The shift to streaming is making cash flow management harder
Artists now have more control of their careers than ever before
Signing to a record label is no longer as important as it used to be
I feel positive about the general outlook for the music business
I feel positive about the outlook for my music career
I am unconvinced that a record label could benefit my career

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* 15 – Nearly done now! Imagine that you could get advanced payments on your future streaming revenues without having to give up any of your rights (the advance could for example, be calculated and paid to you based on your predicted streaming volume and income). Please indicate how interested would you be in using such a service using a scale of 1 to 5.

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* 16 – Still thinking about the service which could give you advanced payments on your streaming income, please indicate which of the following you think would be the greatest benefit to you and your career. (select up to three)

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