What Is The Chattanooga Music Census? Find Out Now!
Earlier today Gino D spoke with Janelle Drake from Chattanooga Tourism and they discussed the Chattanooga Music Census.
Right now, the census is looking for local music industry professionals to fill out the survey, in order to gather information about our local music community, where there are opportunities, and so much more.
Listen to the conversation below and if you are involved in the local music industry in any way please visit CHATTANOOGAMUSICCENSUS.ORG.
Learn More About the Chattanooga Music Census
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHY IS THIS DATA BEING COLLECTED?
Music community leaders here in Chattanooga and around the world have identified the importance of having measurable information about people who do music related work to provide them with better support. The results of this census will be made available to the thousands of music industry professionals, nonprofits, and government agencies in our area, as well as to the countless music patrons and consumers who are the lifeblood of our music ecosystem.
WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS ARE BEING ASKED?
The census asks questions specific to the realities of music workers, including general information about their demographics and occupation types as well as their perspective on issues such as diversity, equity, and belonging. There are no questions in this census about personal or business income.
I VALUE MY PRIVACY. WILL THE ANSWERS I PROVIDE REALLY REMAIN ANONYMOUS?
Yes. The census does not collect any personal identifiers or IP addresses. Any individual responses highlighted in the published results will be attributed as “Census Respondent.”
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO FILL OUT THE CENSUS?
From 10-20 minutes, depending on your respondent category. (Creative, Venue owner, or Industry) and whether you type in lengthy comments. 13 minutes is the average time spent on the census.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CENSUS?
Those working in the music industry in ANY capacity who are 18 years or older and living in the Chattanooga MSA. (Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie counties and Catoosa, Dade, and Walker counties from NW Georgia)
I’M NOT SURE THAT I QUALIFY AS A PROFESSIONAL. SHOULD I STILL PARTICIPATE?
You should participate in the census if you contribute any type of music-related work, with or without compensation, and you believe your skills and commitment are worthy of acknowledgment and support. This includes part-time work, rarely paid work or volunteer work, and work that is more administrative than creative.
HOW DO I FILL OUT THE CENSUS IF I HAVE TWO DIFFERENT JOBS IN MUSIC, OR OWN TWO OR MORE MUSIC BUSINESSES?
To keep the data analysis manageable, we must limit the census to one entry per person, which means you must select one primary identity (creative, venue owner, or industry). That said, we know that most music people work in more than one area, so you will also have an opportunity within the census to provide info on work you do in other identity categories.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE CENSUS ON A DESKTOP COMPUTER?
No. You can use a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Note that if you wish to leave and finish your response later, you will need to use the same device.
WHEN WILL THE RESULTS BE RELEASED PUBLICLY?
Currently the plans are to release the data through a series of infographics in early 2023.