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Guitar Nine Surveys: Historical Results

Here are the results of the surveys we conducted on the Guitar Nine site in 2008.

February, 2008 Survey Results

Will CDs become collector`s items in the future?
Yes, people will sell them on Ebay for decades        26.7%
Yes, its higher sound quality and its physical nature make it a collectible        23.3%
No, CDs will be forgotten        21.7%
Yes, prices for vintage CDs will be higher than a new CD is now        11.7%
No, vintage CDs have no value        10.0%
No, people dislike storing physical items        6.7%

April, 2008 Survey Results

Looking ahead 20 years, the best way to experience music would be?
Going to clubs and listening to live bands        40.8%
Buying and owning albums on physical media        36.6%
Buying and owning song downloads        9.9%
Subscribing to a wireless service with access to any song        8.5%
Listening to internet radio        4.2%

June, 2008 Survey Results

The biggest waste of your time, when you should be practicing or recording, is?
Television        26.5%
General internet surfing        26.5%
Trolling for friends on MySpace        14.7%
Lusting after new gear        11.8%
Another major time-wasting option        8.8%
Daydreaming of success        5.9%
Hanging out/socializing        5.9%

August, 2008 Survey Results

You would be buying more music now, if...
Everything wasn`t so expensive        29.8%
More great artists would just record more great music        25.5%
You earned a little more money        14.9%
You felt you really even needed any more music        8.5%
You felt more certain about the future        6.4%
Gasoline wasn`t so expensive        6.4%
You spent less money on DVDs        4.3%
You spent less money on other entertainment        2.1%
You had more confidence in the economy        2.1%

October, 2008 Survey Results

What`s the best way for new guitarists to become better known?
Play live shows        32.0%
Create a MySpace page        20.0%
Get positive critical reviews        14.0%
Play guitar in support of an established artist        8.0%
Write instructional columns        6.0%
Tour the country doing clinics        6.0%
Hire a music publicist        6.0%
Produce a music video        4.0%
Bite the head off a live bat        4.0%

December, 2008 Survey Results

What most influenced your decision to choose the last CD you bought?
Heard them on MySpace        19.0%
Reputation of band        19.0%
Visited the artist`s web site        14.3%
Read a review online        14.3%
Browsed a record store        14.3%
Personal recommendation        9.5%
Heard it on Internet radio        4.8%
Saw the band live        4.8%

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