1 Overview

We are asking music professionals about their market knowledge. The term music professional refers to that fact that professional musicians often perform educational, managerial, engineering or other duties besides their artistic expression. Since most music professional work in microenterprises, or as freelancers, they usually do not participate in economic statistical surveys, and their problems remain hidden from government officials and the general public. This is why we designed a complicated, boring, but necessary individual-level survey. We want to show the economic and social conditions of music professionals. Our methodology follows US standards, first adopted by the EU for Europe, and then further adopted by CEEMID for less developed markets. You can read about our data model and methodology in the end of this document.

In the survey we are asking music professionals about their concert budgets, audience sizes, recorded repertoire, royalty income and tour destinations. The questionnaire requires attention, and a thorough reflection on the respondants’ professional activities. It should not be filled out in a hurry. The answers will help collective management societies to justify higher royalties, to justify higher compensation for free home copying, and new compensation for media platforms that do not pay adequate royalties in your country in 2019.

In Hungary and Czechia, they will also help local granting agencies to provide grants that serve musicians better in the future. Hopefully other countries will join this initiative, too.

Music professionals can decide to fill out the survey anonymously or semi-anonymously. In either case, the individual answer will never be shared with anybody except with the respondant. Any statistical reports created for collective management societies, granting agencies and music export offices will not contain individual answers or any answer elements that could identify the music professional personally.

CEEMID is an independent research project which never shares your data files with ministries, collective management societies or other organizations.

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