Export Mapping Survey

THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC EXPORTS

Professor Richard Vella, Professor Stephen Chen, Associate Professor Shane Homan

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION STATEMENT

You are invited to participate in the research project identified above which is being conducted by Professors Richard Vella, Stephen Chen from the University of Newcastle and Associate Professor Shane Homan from Monash University, who are the Chief Investigators. Co-investigators will be Ms Millie Millgate, Sounds Australia; Tracy Redhead, Senior Research Assistant, University of Newcastle; and Mr Scott Saunders, PhD student, University of Newcastle. This project has been funded by The Australian Research Council: LP150100709.

WHY IS THE RESEARCH BEING DONE?

Current information on the cultural and economic value of Australian music exports is scarce, which limits the understanding of music industry policy makers and researchers, and possibly underestimates the cultural and economic contributions made by the Australian music industry. The purpose of the research is to fill in the gaps in our knowledge of the industry by

-  assessing the economic and cultural contribution of the Australian music export industry

-  mapping the role of the different participants in the Australian music industry value chain

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE RESEARCH?

You are invited to participate as someone who is involved with the production or distribution of Australian music.You do not need to have export experience. We are also interested in responses from people who have not exported in order to understand why some people do not export. Please note that you are ineligible to participate if you are not involved with any part of the Australian music industry either nationally or internationally.

WHAT WOULD YOU BE ASKED TO DO?

If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey which asks about:

-        services you provide

-        your employment status

-        the number of your employees

-        your earnings and expenses from music activities in Australia and overseas

-        any financial support you have received for your musical activities

-        your  attendance at international showcase events

-        your education

-        any awards you have received for your musical activities

-        your music and your audience (if you are an artist)

WHAT CHOICE DO YOU HAVE?

Participation in this research is entirely your choice.  Only those people who give their informed consent will be included in the project.  Whether or not you decide to participate, your decision will not disadvantage you. If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw from the project at any time prior to publication of the research.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE?

The survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete, depending on how many jobs/roles you have. You may also need to spend some time collecting the necessary information prior to completing the survey.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING?

The survey findings will help policy makers in setting policies and funding for the Australian music industry and further understanding of the music exporting process. As a token of our appreciation, you will receive a 20% Levi’s® discount voucher to use online at www.levis.com.au.

You will also have the chance to enter a prize draw for the following package to one winner comprising:

  • 1 Levi’s® Retail Voucher to the value of $1,000 (redeemable at any Levi’s® mainline retail store nationally)
  • 2 domestic return Eastern Seaboard flights (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at any TFE Hotel: https://www.tfehotels.com/
  • 2 badges to the BIGSOUND 2017 Conference.

*Terms and conditions apply

You will be asked for your name and email. This information is only used to make sure no answers are counted twice and to contact you in the event you win the prize draw for participating in the survey. Your personal information will never be shared with any third party, except as required by law. The survey responses will be aggregated and you will not be identified in any publications so there are no anticipated risks to you personally associated with participating in this research. However, if you have any concerns, you may withdraw from the project at any time prior to publication of the research.

HOW WILL YOUR PRIVACY BE PROTECTED?

Upon receipt of the data, the identifying information will be separated from the data and replaced with a participant ID.  The master list linking participant IDs and names will be stored in a separate location from the data.  The collected data will be stored securely (on a password protected computer / in a locked filing cabinet) in the Chief Investigator’s office.  Data will be retained for a minimum of 5 years as per University of Newcastle requirements.

HOW WILL THE INFORMATION COLLECTED BE USED?

The collected data may be presented in academic publications or conferences.  Non-identifiable data may be also be shared with other parties to encourage scientific scrutiny and to contribute to further research and public knowledge, or as required by law.

You can access a summary of the results of the research by visiting our website at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-and-innovation/centre/education-arts/cecar/about-us

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO PARTICIPATE?

Please read this Information Statement and be sure you understand its contents before you consent to participate.  If there is anything you do not understand, or you have questions, please contact the researcher.   If you would like to participate, please click the button below to continue to the survey.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like further information please contact:

Professor Stephen Chen

Professor of International Business

Newcastle Business School

University of Newcastle

Callaghan NSW 2308

Australia

T:  +61(0) 2 49216680‬

Email: stephen.chen@newcastle.edu.au

Or

Tracy Redhead

Senior Research Assistant

School of Creative Arts

Faculty of Education & Arts

Cnr. Laman and Auckland Street

Newcastle  2300

Email: Tracy.Redhead@newcastle.edu.au

COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS RESEARCH

This project has been approved by the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee, Approval No. H-2016-0070.

Should you have concerns about your rights as a participant in this research, or you have a complaint about the manner in which the research is conducted, it may be given to the researcher, or, if an independent person is preferred, to the Human Research Ethics Officer, Research Office, The Chancellery, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia, telephone (02) 49216333, email Human-Ethics@newcastle.edu.au.

AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPORTS SURVEY

I have read the above Information Statement and I agree to participate in the research project.

The Australian Music Exports Survey is open from Wednesday 2 November through to Friday 2 December 2016.

SURVEY LINK