Questionnaire on Music Consumption

Seminar in Entertainment Law

Fall, 2009

To Be Completed in Class (if you try to fill it out online, nothing will happen)

What is your gender? Male Female
How old are you?
How many hours per week do you listen to music?
Of these hours, what percent of the time do you listen:

On conventional radio _________
On satellite radio _____________
On Internet “radio,” such as Pandora ________________
Otherwise via the web, via streaming audio____________
On an iPod or other portable music player ____________
On a computer, by playing .mp3 or other formats _______
To live concerts _____________

What kind of music do you prefer? Please give rough percentages Classical ___________________
Jazz ______________________
Show tunes _________________
Folk ______________________
Blues _____________________
Rap and hip-hop _____________
Hard rock, including metal ______
Soft rock (Beach Boys, Plain White Tees) _________
Other pop __________________
Do you prefer harmonies and melodies that: Are in the mainstream, or
Avant gard
How important, on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the most important) are:

Lyrics ______________

Melody _____________

Harmonies (chords) ___________

Rhythm ________________

What are your top five favorite bands/performers: #1 _________________________________
#2 _________________________________
#3 _________________________________
#4 _________________________________
#5 _________________________________
How did you first learn that you might enjoy them (percent of the time) Friend told me _________________
Listened to a file that someone gave me ____________
Heard it on the radio __________________________
Found it on the Internet ________________________
Stumbled across it at a concert ___________________
Read an article in a print publication _______________
Read an article on the Web _____________________
What are the most important factors, on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the most important) in causing you to become a fan of a band or a performer? The music
Quality of singing voices
Danceable/can’t be still while listening to it
Pleasing execution of traditional sounds
Something new and unusual
Consonant melody and harmony
Dissonant melody and harmony
Non musical considerations
Interesting behavior by band members/perfomers
Cuteness of band members/performers
Interesting backgrounds of band members/performers
Public service/political activities of band
What my friends like
Whether the band/performer is doing well on the charts
Association with songs from earlier times in my life
In what form do you get most of your music (indicate rough percentages) Live concerts
Vinyl records
CDs
Digital files
For the bands/performers that you are particular fond of, would you be willing to pay for: A good quality music video
A good quality video of an interview
A good quality video of the band/performer doing something other than performing music
An autographed CD or “liner” for downloaded music
A five minute face-to-face meeting
An Internet chat session
Merchandise, such as tee shirts, coffee or beer mugs, mouse pads, or posters, with the band’s/performer’s logo and image
Access to an online video game in which you could virtually interact with the musicians
Estimate how much you would be willing to pay for each A good quality music video
A good quality video of an interview
A good quality video of the band/performer doing something other than performing music
An autographed CD or “liner” for downloaded music
A five minute face-to-face meeting
An Internet chat session
Merchandise, such as tee shirts, coffee or beer mugs, mouse pads, or posters, with the band’s/performer’s logo and image
Access to an online video game in which you could virtually interact with the musicians
What percentage of your music do you acquire from unlicensed (pirate) sources
If you are reluctant to acquire music through these sources, how important are the following considerations, on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the most important): It’s illegal whether or not I get caught
I have no moral basis for avoiding it, but I might get caught
It’s more trouble than paying 99 cents or something close to it to iTunes or Rhapsody or one of their competitors
I might get a virus
The music quality won’t be as good
I don’t want to screw the band/performer
Have you ever performed music yourself

As a student, taking lessons Yes No What kind of lessons?
As a member of a marching or concert band Yes No
As a member of a rock band Yes No
As a member of a jazz band Yes No
As a member of a chamber music group Yes No
As a soloist Yes No
As a member of a choir Yes No
Do you still do it? Yes No

What is your instrument Voice
Acoustic guitar
Electric guitar
Woodwind
Brass
Percussion
If you stopped doing it,

When
Why _______________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________

How sophisticated do you you consider yourself as a music consumer

Very sophisticated, could transcribe the melody and chords

Moderately sophisticated, can discuss the characteristics of a song or piece using common musical terms

Unsophisticated, but I know what I like

 

Have you ever composed music? Yes No
Can you read music? Yes No