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Before I get anyones hopes up, this magazine is not actually going to be made, its for a research project I am conducting. If people could please fill in the questionnaire below either by replying or pm'ing me it would be very much appreciated. Thank You :)

1. Are You Male or Female?

- Female

- Male

2. How old are you?

- 16-20

- 21-30

- 30-40

- 40+

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- Yes

- No

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- At least once a week

- Once or twice a month

- Every few of months

- Never

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Friends

- Internet

- Flyers/posters

- Magazines

- Newspapers

- Other please specify

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

- Yes

- No

- Dont Know

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

- 0-1

- 2-3

- 3-4

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

- Interviews

- Reviews

- Gig Guides

- Other please specify

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Free CDs

- Posters

- Low price

- Bands featured

- Other Please Specify

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band? (If so, please give example)

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

(To local people, bands, venues, promoters, record labels etc?)

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

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1. Are You Male or Female?

- Female

2. How old are you?

- 30-40

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- Yes

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- At least once a week (approx)

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Friends

- Internet (mostly)

- Flyers/posters

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

- Yes

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

- 2-3 (depending on size of magazine)

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

- Interviews

- Reviews

- Gig Guides

All of the above.

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Free CDs

- Low price

- Bands featured

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band?

Yes, Usually find the review on Aberdeen Music. if not I can find something on the internet with mp3's so I can judge them for myself.

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

(To local people, bands, venues, promoters, record labels etc?)

Yes I think so to all of the above.

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

Possibly to the folks who don't have internet access or don't like using computers,

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

Oh yes

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

In my opinion: Aka The Fox, The Needles.

Hope thats ok for you. :up:

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1. Are You Male or Female?

- Male

2. How old are you?

- 21-30

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- Yes

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- At least once a week (well I try to anyway)

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Internet

- Flyers/posters

- Magazines

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

- Yes

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

- 0-1

- 2-3

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

- Interviews

- Reviews

- Gig Guides

- Other features on venues, promoters and perhaps bands of yesterday.

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Free CDs

- Low price

- Bands featured

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band? (If so, please give example)

I'd say I'd not heard more than half the bands I've seen prior to going to the gig, maybe more nowadays with the accessibility of myspace but there has been hundreds of bands I've seen based on a review, interview, a recommendation on a site like this or just the description on a flyer.

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

(To local people, bands, venues, promoters, record labels etc?)

I'd like to think so. The Granite City guide is just listings and not very readable (and thats certainly not a knock towards the GC guide as I do believe it serves a valid purpose), The Fly only covers one page of Aberdeen every 2 month and aside from The Lemon Tree and snafu's own magazines, Aberdeen is very neglected, even by the Evening Express in terms of music.

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

As long as it was a good magazine I'm sure it would.

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

Yes.

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

The Little Kicks

The Needles (if they count)

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1. Are You Male or Female?

- Male

2. How old are you?

- 16-20

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- Yes

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- At least once a week

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Friends

- Internet

- Flyers/posters

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

- No

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

N/A

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

N/A

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Free CDs

- Posters

- Low price

- Bands featured

- Other – content from outside just Aberdeen and the North East. A Scottish music magazine maybe?

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band? (If so, please give example)

I usually check out some mp3s after hearing or reading good things before venturing out into the cold.

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

Not really. People in Aberdeen are already pretty well aware of bands within Aberdeen itself thanks to GC Guide, the simplicity of being able to get gigs and A-M.

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

Not if it's a magazine restricted to just Aberdeen.

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

If there is, they should get off their arses and stop simply waiting.

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

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1. Are You Male or Female?

- Male

2. How old are you?

- 21-30

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- Yes

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- Once or twice a month

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Friends

- Internet

- Flyers/posters

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

Only if it was more informative than this site and the Granite City Guide.

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

- 2-3

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

- Interviews

- Non-biased gig reviews

- Gig Guide, with more than just a list of bands.

- CD reviews

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Price

- Quality of content

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band?

Most reviews I've read have been biased one way or another, i.e. by a mate / enemy of the band in question.

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

On a local level it should aim to inform the general public on gigs and events that they otherwise wouldn't know of. At a wider level, it should aim to serve as an advert for bands and our 'scene' in general.

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

If it followed the above.

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

It's not so much the tallent, but that the general public might not know of what's on.

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

Fuck knows, everyone's aiming for their own definitions of 'big'.

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1. Are You Male or Female?

- Male

2. How old are you?

- 21-30

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- Yes

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- Once or twice a month

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Friends

- Internet

- Flyers/posters

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

- Dont Know

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

- 2-3

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

- Interviews

- Reviews

- Gig Guides

- Other Centrefolds of the local Aberdeen music scene "talent"

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Free CDs

- Low price

- Bands featured

- Other Centrefolds of the local Aberdeen music scene "talent"

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band?

- Hmm, probably... Nothing springs to mind right now.

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

- Probably not.

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

- If it was available outside of Aberdeen, possibly.

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

- There are alot of good bands, but there are alot of shite bands too. I suspect this is the case for every city in the U.K. though...

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

- Colon Open Bracket, Edgar Prais, My Minds Weapon, Little Kicks... Who knows? Success and talent don't always go hand in hand. Spandau Ballet sold 200 million records for fucks sake.

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1. Are You Male or Female?

- Male

2. How old are you?

- 30-40

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- No

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- Once or twice a month

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Friends

- Internet

- Flyers/posters

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

- Yes

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

- 0-1

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

- Interviews

- Reviews

- Gig Guides

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Free CDs

- Low price

- Bands featured

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band? (If so, please give example)

I go to gigs all the time based on trustworthy people's opinions on bands on Aberdeen-Music.com.

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

(To local people, bands, venues, promoters, record labels etc?)

No idea. Probably good for getting info. on gigs out there, but some local gig arrangements tend to be arranged too close to the gig to tie in with publication timings I would guess.

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

Is there an Aberdeen music industry?

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

Yes. There are bands here easily as good and better than some acts I have seen releasing material.

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

Depends on the definition of 'big'.

If we are talking mainstream success to the level of a U2 or Coldplay, none that I have seen or heard material by. This level of success requires a long term dedication and slog to the detriment of everything else I think. Plus the ability to attract major label interest, so location is a problem I feel.

Commercial chart success, probably none, although all it takes is one band to come up with a strong hook and get lucky.

Potential interest to a select fanbase, releasing material via independent label, national/foreign tours, quite a few are already doing it - PVH, Copy Haho, Hookers Green No.1, The Needles, Le Reno Amps all spring to mind, i'm sure there are others.

Personally I think establishing a loyal fanbase at a cult level is far better than fleeting commercial success. But that's just me.

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Sorry to hijack the thread but:

The GCGuide would like to include reviews and interviews but my time and cost are against it.

I don't have the time to do it, and I don't have the time to get more advertising to cover the cost.

If anyone was up for running those pages and was willing to find the advertising to cover the extra cost (one page of advertising would pay for 3 pages of info) I'd be happy to include them.

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Sorry to hijack the thread but:

The GCGuide would like to include reviews and interviews but my time and cost are against it.

I don't have the time to do it, and I don't have the time to get more advertising to cover the cost.

If anyone was up for running those pages and was willing to find the advertising to cover the extra cost (one page of advertising would pay for 3 pages of info) I'd be happy to include them.

Hey... How abouts an arts page? ;)

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Hey... How abouts an arts page? ;)

You pays the money (i.e. I don't have to) you get the choice.

I was going to pick your brains about funding actually, PM's.

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1. Are You Male or Female?

- Male

2. How old are you?

- 21-30

3. Do you live in Aberdeen?

- Yes

4. How often to you watch live music in Aberdeen?

- At least once a week

5. How do you find out about music in Aberdeen?

- Friends

- Internet

- Flyers/posters

6. Would you be interested in an official music magazine for Aberdeen and the North East?

- No

7. How much would you expect to pay for a magazine of this kind?

- 0-1

8. What would you like to see featured in the magazine?

- Interviews

- Reviews

- Gig Guides

9. What factors would influence you to buy the magazine?

- Low price

10. Have you gone to a gig in the past after reading a good review about a particular band? USAISAMONSTER everyone on here said they were well good, and I was truly amazred when I saw them.

11. Will a magazine like this be beneficial to Aberdeen?

Could be.

12. Will it help increase interest in the Aberdeen Music Industry?

Pfffft

13. Would you say there is a lot of talent in Aberdeen just waiting to be found?

In some shape.

14. And finally, which Aberdeen band would you tip as favourites to make it big?

PVH

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You pays the money (i.e. I don't have to) you get the choice.

I was going to pick your brains about funding actually, PM's.

I have added you and the GC guide to our records which means you are on our books and I can get our info team to do some digging... :up: :up:

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Thanks

Hi everyone,

Just want to thank you all for your responses, its been a great help. Some mixed, but interesting views. I will take heed of all comments.

I still need a few more completed questionnaires though so keep them coming :-)

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