We proudly present you the Netlabel Research Study done by Max Planck Researcher Patryk Galuszka. We already talked with him about his studies and finally here they are. Just to drop some of the numbers of this huge research: Patryk got in contact with 650 netlabels, send out 569 questionnaires and received 339 complete questionnaires during his research. While the majority of his correspondents are from Europe and North America, he got in touch with netlabels from nearly 50 different countries!
Let's have a look on more numbers and results!
"Most of netlabels declare that they are non-commercial organizations aimed at dissemination of interesting music. They also emphasize that they are different from traditional record labels."
First of all, I would like to thank Max Planck Researcher Patryk Galuszka to let us publish his fantastic work. This is one of the first - if not the first research - which was done properly and with lots of engagement and enthusiasm. To get a proper image of the whole report, download it and read the complete paper.
Although the first part of the research has been finished, Patryk is still trying to learn more about netlabels like writing articles or even a book about netaudio. If you have some interesting stories to share, for example "How and why did you start your own netlabel? What are your plans for the future?" get in contact with him and write him an e-mail. He will be happy to read your emails or hear your stories via Skype. To get in touch with him via patrykgaluszka [at] gmail.com or visit Patryk Galuszka's Blog.
Next to Patryk's research, we at Phlow are curious: What do you think about these results?
PDF-Download: Research on Netlabels by Patryk Galuszjka (PDF)
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This article was written on 12.February 2009 by mo.. mo. is a music-lover. The journalist and author from Cologne/Germany enjoys supporting the global netlabel-phenomena. For years he has explored the netlabel underground and has written numerous articles on the free music culture. He is the main-editor behind Phlow. Read more articles written by mo..