December 5, 2004

Artists, Musicians and the Internet

Acknowledgments

The Pew Internet & American Life Project thanks those who contributed their expertise and suggestions to the development of these surveys and the final report. Kristen Purcell at Princeton Survey Research Associates was particularly instrumental in crafting the surveys and imposing organization on an otherwise unruly set of research ideas.

The Project would also like to thank leaders of the Future of Music Coalition for their partnership in helping us draft the Online Survey of Musicians and promote it widely within the music community. Kristin Thomson and Jenny Toomey acted as liaisons between the Project and the many musicians’ organizations that agreed to spread word about the survey to their members.  Ms. Thomson and Wendy Harman also helped to code and organize the open-ended responses from the survey and contributed to their presentation in the report.

Finally, the Project is grateful to the following music organizations that allowed us to promote our Online Survey of Musicians to their members: Future of Music Coalition, Just Plain Folks, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, CD Baby, the Nashville Songwriters Association, Garageband.com, and the American Federation of Musicians. This survey would not have been possible without their involvement. The views expressed by those who responded to our Online Survey of Musicians do not necessarily represent the views of these organizations or their members. None of the above-mentioned organizations formally endorses the findings of this research.

The Future of Music Coalition: FMC is a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities. The FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers, and the public about music / technology issues, while also bringing together diverse voices in an effort to come up with creative solutions to some of the challenges in this space. The FMC also aims to identify and promote innovative business models that will help musicians and citizens to benefit from new technologies. Visit FMC online at: www.futureofmusic.org.

About the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Project is a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.  The Project aims to be an authoritative source for timely information on the internet’s growth and societal impact.  Support for the project is provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Visit the Project online at: www.pewinternet.org.

About Princeton Survey Research Associates International: PSRAI conducted the survey that is covered in this report. It is an independent research company specializing in social and policy work. The firm designs, conducts, and analyzes surveys worldwide. Its expertise also includes qualitative research and content analysis. With offices in Princeton, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., PSRAI serves the needs of clients around the nation and the world. The firm can be reached at 911 Commons Way, Princeton, NJ 08540, by telephone at 609-924-9204, by fax at 609-924-7499, or by email at ResearchNJ@PSRA.com. Visit PSRAI online at: www.psra.com.