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HOW LONG?
For how long have you been present at the web with your music?
 
Less than 1 year
 
1 year
 
2 years
 
3 years
 
4 years
 
5 years
 
more than 5 years
 
 
 
HOW MANY TRACKS?
Approximately how many of your musical tracks are currently available at the web?
 
less than 5
 
5-9
 
10-19
 
20-49
 
50-99
 
more than 100
 
 
 
HOW MANY FREE DOWNLOADS?
Approximately how many of your music tracks have you chosen to set as free downloads?
 
None
 
Only a few
 
Half of them
 
Most of them
 
All of them
 
 
 
HOURS ADMINISTRATING AND PROMOTING
How many hours do you spend in average pr. week administrating and updating your artist pages and promoting your music on the web? (Do NOT include time spent on composing or recording!)
 
Less than 1 hour
 
1-2 hours
 
3-5 hours
 
6-9 hours
 
More than 10 hours
 
 
 
MONEY SPENT
All in all, how much money do you think you have spent to promote your music on the web since you started? (Include all expenses like setup fees, monthly or yearly fees, shipping, advertising, promo campaigns etc.) *
 
Nothing, only free services
 
Less than $50
 
$50-$100
 
$100-$200
 
$200-$500
 
$500-$1000
 
$1.000-$5.000
 
More than $5.000
 
 
 
MONEY RECEIVED
All in all, how much money do you think you have received as a result of your presence as a music artist on the web, including sales of CD's and downloads? (Do not deduct any expenses you have had, these are included in the previous questions.)
 
Nothing
 
Less than $50
 
$50-$100
 
$100-$200
 
$200-$500
 
$500-1.000
 
$1.000-$5.000
 
More than $5.000
 
 
 
MOST EFFECTIVE PROMOTION?
What have been your most effective activity in order to draw listeners (new and old fans) to your artist web sites?
 
Personal e-mail to friends
 
Personal e-mail to other artists with comment to their music
 
Regular newsletters to old and new fans
 
Participating in the forums and writing your link (url) in your message
 
Buying ads or winning spots in auctions (promo campaigns)
 
Having a song high up in the charts
 
Played other people's stations and songlists where my own music is included
 
Setting up my own station or playlist and include my own music
 
Contacting station- or web radio owners and begging them to play my music
 
Releasing my best music on CD-R (homed burned audio CD)
 
Printing professional audio CD's for my music albums
 
Participating with my music on compilation CD's
 
Getting professional help from managers or promo-gurus
 
Setting most of or all of my music tracks as free downloads
 
Other
   

 
 
 
WASTE OF TIME...
What activity in order to get more listeners has been a vaste of time?
 
Personal e-mail
 
Newsletters to all contacts
 
Participating in forums and writing links to my artist pages
 
Buying ads or winning spots in auctions (promo campaigns)
 
Buying ebooks or getting professional help from web gurus
 
Playing stations and playlists every day
 
Setting up my own stations and including my own songs
 
Asking station owners and web radio dj's to play my music
 
Setting most of or all my music tracks as free downloads
 
Other
   

 
 
 
FRUSTRATIONS?
What has been the most frustrating part of being a music artist on the web? (You can select more than one answer and also add your own comment)
 
Hard to understand all the technical issues with music and image formats etc.
 
Uploading music files takes too much time or often fails
 
I often forget my username or password when I try to log in to a site
 
It's difficult to get personal support from the web site owner when I need help
 
Nobody discovers or listens to my songs
 
My listeners (fans) easily forget me and my music
 
I have spent too much time online compared to what I get back as an artist
 
I need more knowledge of what kind of promotion will work for me
 
My music is obviously not good enough
 
Established or better artists get all the attention
 
Very hard to climb the charts and be seen and heard
 
Other
   

 
 
 
THE FUTURE
How positive do you look at the future for yourself and your music on the web? (5 is very positive, 1 is very negative) You may add a short explanation, if you want to.
 
5
 
4
 
3
 
2
 
1
 
Other
   
 
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