This is a small scale survey, and probably doesn't tell us too much that is new.  However, for those working in the more independent sectors it is heartening to know that you are not alone.  In June Right Chord Music launched The Big Surveywith the aim to better understand the realities of being a musician in 2013. The online survey was completed by 200 musicians, of which three-quarters were unsigned or independent. Two-thirds of the respondents reported they had released at least one single.  The vast majority of respondents came from three countries: UK, Australia, and the USA.

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