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What Motivates Fans To Support Independent Artists? Or, Help Me Finish My Dissertation!

My name’s Jimmy Richards, and I’m a final year student at the University of the West of Scotland, studying for a BA (Hons) in Commercial Music. In order to finish my course, I am currently writing my dissertation on what motivates the average music fan to support an independent artist or band.

To this end, I’ve produced a short online questionnaire, asking a few questions about to what extent music fans, on average, support their favourite artists. It would be a great help to my study if the readers here at MTT would be willing to take a minute to fill in this questionnaire, and perhaps share it amongst their fans/colleagues.

The questionnaire can be found here. Please note that by filling in this questionnaire, you are granting me permission to use your answers in my research. No personal data is required.

Once the final draft has been marked by the university, I will be posting my dissertation online as a free download. I hope that my findings can be of use to industry professionals and academics alike.

Thank you in advance for your time!

Reader Comments (1)

Jimmy, not sure if I am too late but I took the survey. If you are still collecting survey data, I could post this on my FB wall. Very interesting school project!! If you want to see an incredible indie band making traction with action, check out They are also on Facebook. All the best with your educational endeavors.

June 9 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

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