About This Survey

Dear Country Music Artist (Performer/Musician/Writer),
The Country Music Association of Australia is undertaking a major research project to measure the economic value and cultural significance of country music in Australia and New Zealand.

The information you provide in your responses to this survey will help the CMAA and industry practitioners and supporters, to continue to lobby to preserve and promote the livelihood and viability of country music artists and businesses and help ensure the continued investment that creates thousands of jobs annually. 
It will also help us all to create a better experience for country music fans.

It will give us all a powerful story to tell about the music we love and, hopefully, help all of you to make better-informed decisions at all career levels.

If you choose to answer the survey anonymously, that's fine.
BUT, if you provide your email at the end of the survey, you'll enter the prize draw for major event tickets. 
FOUR artists will win a Double Pass to - CMC Rocks 2019, Woodford Festival 2019, Toyota Golden Guitar Awards (Tamworth),Port Fairy Festival 2019.
Your email WILL NOT be shared with any third party.

If you are responding as a member of a DUO or GROUP, please ensure that only ONE member completes the survey.

CONFIDENTIALITY
BUT if you do choose to provide your email contact so that you can enter the prize pool draw, I personally  GUARANTEE that the information you provide WILL NOT be used for any purpose other than to help create the final report which will be released to the public in early 2019.

You WILL NOT be identified individually in that report, NOR will any individual information (including contact email) be communicated by me to ANY third party (including the CMAA) without your express permission.
Should you have any queries, feel free to contact me – dobenewton@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for completing the survey.  It'll take a little time - but it's important!

Dobe Newton
Project Manager & CMAA President

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* 1. What is your gender identity?

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* 2. How old are you? 

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* 3. What is your residential postcode?

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* 4. Are you (Select ALL that apply) ?

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* 5. Do you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

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* 6. Have you relocated from your home to take advantage of increased industry opportunities ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 7. Are You ? (Select ALL options that apply)

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* 8. HOW LONG have you been performing music in public (live gigs) ? (Select ONE

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* 9. Which instruments do you perform with REGULARLY ? (Check ALL that apply)

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* 10. As a performer/musician/writer, have you had FORMAL training ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 11. Which type of country music do you ENJOY listening to/watching ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 12. Which type of country music do you REGULARLY PERFORM ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 13. On AVERAGE, what percentage of your TIME per week is spent on your musical activities ? (select ONE)

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* 14. Approximately what percentage of your OVERALL INCOME comes from being a musician/writer/performer ? (Select ONE)

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* 15. How do you SUPPLEMENT your music income ? (Check ALL that apply)

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* 16. Do you REGULARLY perform ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 17. If you perform SOLO, do you use a backing band ? (Select ONE)

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* 18. What percentage of the music you REGULARLY perform is ORIGINAL ? (Select ONE)

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* 19. How far do you REGULARLY travel to perform ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 20. How do you travel to LOCAL (1-20 Kms) gigs YOU PLAY ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 21. How do you travel to REGIONAL and/or INTERSTATE Gigs YOU PLAY ? (Select ALL that Apply)

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* 22. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, approximately HOW MANY TIMES did you PERFORM at a LOCAL/REGIONAL FESTIVAL ? (Select ONE)

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* 23. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, approximately HOW MANY TIMES did you PERFORM at an INTERSTATE FESTIVAL ? (Select ONE)

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* 24. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, approximately HOW MANY TIMES did you PERFORM at an OVERSEAS FESTIVAL ? (Select ONE)

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* 25. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, approximately HOW MANY TIMES did you perform IN-CONCERT at a Theatre/Civic Centre/Licensed Club ? (Select ONE)

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* 26. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, approximately HOW MANY TIMES did you perform at a Hotel/Bar/Pub ? (Select ONE)

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* 27. What percentage of your performances are FREE (no fee) ? (Select ONE)

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* 28. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a SOLO FESTIVAL appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 29. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a SOLO CONCERT appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 30. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a SOLO Club/hotel/Bar appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 31. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a DUO FESTIVAL appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 32. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a DUO CONCERT appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 33. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a DUO Hotel/Club/Bar appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 34. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a GROUP FESTIVAL appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 35. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a GROUP CONCERT appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 36. When you do get paid, can you estimate your AVERAGE INCOME from a GROUP Hotel/Club/Bar appearance ? (Select ONE

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* 37. Can you estimate what percentage of your MUSIC income comes from PAID LIVE PERFORMANCE ? (Select ONE)

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* 38. Can you estimate what percentage of your MUSIC income comes from BUSKING ? (Select ONE)

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* 39. Can you estimate what percentage of your MUSIC income comes from SONGWRITING ROYALTIES (APRA AMCOS/Publisher) - including overseas) ? (Select ONE)

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* 40. Can you estimate what percentage of your MUSIC income comes from RECORD SALES AT YOUR GIGS and/or YOUR WEBSITE ? (Select ONE)

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* 41. Can you estimate what percentage of your MUSIC income comes from RECORD ROYALTIES (Label) ? (Select ONE)

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* 42. Can you estimate what percentage of your MUSIC income comes from MERCHANDISE SALES At gigs and on your website (Other than recordings) ? (Select ONE)

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* 43. Which are you THREE favourite FESTIVALS to play ?

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* 44. Which are you THREE favourite CONCERT VENUES to play ?

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* 45. Which are you THREE favourite Hotel/Club (non concert)/Bar VENUES to play ?

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* 46. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, how many DEMO TRACKS did you RECORD ? (Select ONE)

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* 47. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, how many TRACKS FOR COMMERCIAL RELEASE did you RECORD ? (Select ONE)

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* 48. Where and with whom did you RECORD ? (Check ALL that apply)

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* 49. How were the Recordings FINANCED ? (Check ALL that apply)

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* 50. How were the recordings DISTRIBUTED ? (Check ALL that apply)

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* 51. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, can you estimate your SALES of PHYSICAL SINGLES/EPs ? (Select ONE)

In order not to double-count, these sales questions (51-55) are for UNSIGNED artists ONLY
IF you are SIGNED to a
Major or Independent Label please GO TO Q.56

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* 52. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, can you estimate your SALES of PHYSICAL ALBUMS ? (Select ONE)

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* 53. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, can you estimate your SALES of DOWNLOAD SINGLES/TRACKS ? (Select ONE)

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* 54. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, can you estimate your SALES of DOWNLOAD ALBUMS ? (Select ONE)

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* 55. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, can you estimate your NUMBER of SINGLE TRACK STREAMS ? (Select ONE)

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* 56. In the LAST 12 MONTHS have you created PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 57. How were these videos FINANCED ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 58. Do You Have ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 59. In reference to your previous answer, do you MAINTAIN the content yourself ? (Select ONE )

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* 60. Which of the following do you use to PROMOTE YOUR LIVE GIGS ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 61. Which THREE do you find THE MOST EFFECTIVE in PROMOTING LIVE GIGS ? (Select THREE ONLY)

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* 62. Which of the following Artist Insight Tools do you use to track your music's impact and interact with fans? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 63. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, have you appeared on/in ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 64. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, have you received AIRPLAY (RECORDINGS) on ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 65. In the LAST 12 MONTHS, have your received VIDEOS been exposed on ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 66. Do you REGULARLY employ ANY of the following ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 67. What is your BUSINESS Structure ? (Select ONE)

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* 68. If you are in a PARTNERSHIP, do you have a WRITTEN agreement with your partner/s ? (Select ONE)

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* 69. Do you have an ABN ? (Select ONE)

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* 70. Are you REGISTERED for GST ? (Select ONE)

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* 71. Are you a MEMBER of the following PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 72. If you write songs in COLLABORATION, do you USUALLY have ? (Select ONE)

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* 73. Have you applied for a GOVERNMENT GRANT (local, state, federal) for ANY of the following? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 74. If you have APPLIED, have you been SUCCESSFUL ? (Select ONE)

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* 75. Have you been involved in the JUNIOR Academy of Country Music (including Camerata) ? (Check ONE)
If 'NO' Please got to Q.78

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* 76. How would you rate that EXPERIENCE in terms of your PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (music/writing skills etc) ? (Select ONE)

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* 77. How would you rate that EXPERIENCE in terms of CAREER DEVELOPMENT (industry info/networks etc) ? (Select ONE)

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* 78. Have you been involved in the SENIOR Academy of Country Music (including College) ? (Select ONE)
If 'NO' Please go to Q.81

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* 79. How would you rate that EXPERIENCE in terms of your PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (music/writing skills etc) ? (Select ONE)

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* 80. How would you rate that EXPERIENCE in terms of CAREER DEVELOPMENT (industry info/networks etc) ? (Select ONE)

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* 81. Has your HEARING been affected by your music practice ? (Select ONE)

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* 82. If you answered YES, did you ? (Select ONE)

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* 83. Do you REGULARLY wear HEARING PROTECTION (Select ALL that apply)

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* 84. Apart from your Hearing, has you industry practice affected your PHYSICAL HEALTH ? (Select ONE)

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* 85. If YES, did you ? (Select ONE)

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* 86. Has you industry practice affected your MENTAL HEALTH ? (Select ONE)

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* 87. If YES, did you ? (Select ONE)

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* 88. Have you had an experience that made you feel UNCOMFORTABLE or UNSAFE at a country music venue/event you played ? (Select ONE)
If 'NEVER' Please go to Q.92

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* 89. If so, WHO made you feel that way ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 90. If so, WHAT made you feel that way ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 91. Has such an experience caused you to ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 92. In a couple of sentences, can you say why country music is IMPORTANT to you ?

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* 93. What words best describe the emotional/social/cultural benefits YOU derive from Country Music ?

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* 94. In your opinion, what would improve/increase attendance at country music events ? (Select ALL that apply)

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* 95. Thank You!

When survey collection is complete (Early 2019), the CMAA will conduct a prize draw for major event tickets.
To be eligible, please provide a name and email contact.
This is optional and please be assured that the CMAA WILL NOT share your email with any third party.

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