The study Music Experience and Behaviour in Young People is the third survey of its kind – after 2008 and 2009 – for 2011. After a presentation of the key findings of the study in the 3rd Vienna Music Business Research Days, it’s now an honour and pleasure to exclusively present the results of the current study on the blog. The 2011 study is based on a comprehensive online survey of 1,888 of 14-24 year olds across the UK. The main conclusion of the current research is “(…) that when it comes to music and young people, everything is different, and yet everything is still the same”; compared to 2008 and 2009.
The key findings of the 2011 study are:
- The computer is no longer their main entertainment hub.
- Digital music collections are still huge.
- Digital music collections still contain 50 percent “free” music.
- Ownership is still important.
- Music is no longer the most popular entertainment type.
- There remains a very clear “value gap”.
- The popularity of file sharing has changed significantly.
- The 14-25 years olds are prepared to pay for digital music.
- But there are still challenges for streaming music online.
- Digital music consumption is still complex.
- They have a clear understanding and grasp of what copyright law is.
Please read further if you want to know more about the research results.