Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey!

We appreciate your feedback, which will help us plan workshops in your area in the next year. If you have questions, feel free to contact us!

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* 1. Where are you based? If you are not based in one of these cities, please select the one closest to you.

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* 2. What best describes your primary role?

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* 3. How much of your time do you spend on music?

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* 4. What best describes the generes of music you work in?

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* 5. Of the tools and services below, please indicate which ones you use to create promote or distribute your music

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* 6. Of the 15 issues below, please rank the seven issues that are most important to you, with 1 being the most important and 7 being seventh most important

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Transition to HD Radio (your FM dial might be going digital. In some cases, your local stations are already starting to broadcast multiple streams which you could hear if you had a special receiver. Regulations are still being developed for this new version of radio. Should there be increased localism and diversity requirements for that programming?)
Digital Rights Management (putting digital locks on music files so they can only be played legally or on certain players)
Network Neutrality (should the internet be treated as a public utility, or a private company's service?)
Major Label Contracts/Contract Reform (contracts between artists and record labels)
Touring/Tickets/Concerts
Health Insurance for Musicians
Sampling and Remixing (the new legal implications of making music in the style of Public Enemy, De La Soul or the Beastie Boys)
Licensing and Getting Paid
Payola on Radio
Media Ownership/Media Consolidation (Ownership refers to who owns the radio stations, newspapers, and television stations in your town. Consolidation refers to a single company owning hundreds of radio stations through the united states.)
Peer to Peer filesharing (legal and illegal methods)
Digital Music Stores/new distribution models (such as iTunes, Amie Street, Snocap)
Webcasting Licenses and Rates (new regulations and fees for people and companies broadcasting music online)
Online Promotion and Distribution of Your Music
Low Power FM Radio (microradio stations serving a couple mile radius)

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* 7. If you were unable to rank an issue that is important to you, please note it here.

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* 8. Of the popular seminar or panel topics below, please indicate the ones you are most interested in, with 1 being the most important and 7 being seventh most important.

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How to Podcast
Licensing your music for Ads, TV or Film
Sampling and the Sample Clearance Process
Network Neutrality
How to work with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange
Health Insurance for Musicians
How to Participate in Online Music Distribution and Promotion

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* 9. What do you think is the most important issue for New York's musicians?

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* 10. What panels should we plan that address issues specific to New York?

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* 11. Are there other potential seminars or panel topics you would like to see?

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* 12. What is your age?

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* 13. Gender

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* 14. Ethnicity (optional)

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* 15. What is your income per year? (optional)

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* 16. What level of education have you completed? (optional)

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