Word. Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey- i was hoping for a response rate of about 30% and actually got around 40%, which either means that you're all very nice or that bloggers just love talking about themselves. Either way, much appreciated.
Anyway, to business- the headline results of the survey are now available here, and should be up until the end of June. What you won't be able to see from this is anyone's individual responses, or the answers to the open-ended questions- there wasn't any way to do this via SurveyMonkey without compromising people's privacy. I'll be posting a representative sample of the open-ended responses soon- if anyone wants to have a look at the entire set or check up on their own responses, please get in touch and i'll be happy to help.
When you've had a look at the results, please feel free to leave comments here, or email me with anything you find particularly interesting. A couple of things that have struck me...
- you're all boys!
- the relatively low number of bloggers who've been asked to remove tracks/threatened with any sort of punishment for hosting tracks.
- the difference between relationships between major and indie labels.
- concern about the commercialisation of music blogs.
- the low values accorded by most bloggers to using music blogs as a means of problematising copyright.
- the appalling number of people who prefer Arcade Fire to M.I.A.
looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks, thanks again... loz x