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Take the Greater Cleveland Music Census Today!
To participate, we ask that you:
- Live within the Greater Cleveland area
- Have a professional interest in music (such as work creatively in music as a musician, or participate in any music-related product or service industry)
- Must be 18 or older
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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Survey will close Friday, December 15, 2023
If you need assistance taking the survey, please contact us and we can help provide resources for those who need translation or accessibility assistance in completing the survey.
Supporting the Growth of the Greater Cleveland Area Music Community
The Greater Cleveland Music Census is a community-led initiative to gain a better understanding of the current needs of the Cleveland-area music community. The Census captures key information about the Cleveland music economy to help the city and community make more informed, data-driven decisions to support the music ecosystem. The census asks questions specific to the realities of music and live entertainment workers, including general information about their demographics and occupation types as well as their perspective on issues such as diversity, equity, and belonging.
This marks the first time in almost a decade that the music community will have new data from which to develop policy solutions and approaches. The Census will be administered by Sound Music Cities, a leading Austin-based provider of music ecosystem studies and music census work, in conjunction with Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present, Future and The Cleveland Independent Venue Association, as well as support from local partners. The Census was made possible with financial support from The Cleveland Foundation.
Music and live entertainment community leaders here in Northeast Ohio and around the world have identified the importance of having measurable information about people who do music-related work in order to provide them with better support.
The results of this census will be made available to the thousands of music and live entertainment industry professionals, nonprofits, academics and government agencies in our area, as well as to the countless music and comedy patrons and consumers who are the lifeblood of our live entertainment ecosystem.
Community Engagement Partners
It Takes A Village To Reach a Village!
Become a Community Engagement Partner and help us conduct the most extensive survey of the Northeast Ohio music and live entertainment ecosystem in over a decade!
What we’re asking:
We will begin our survey in mid to late October, and we’re asking you to send the survey to your contacts in the music and live entertainment ecosystem, encouraging individuals to take the survey. We also will ask you to periodically make social media posts to announce the launch of the survey, and encourage participation.
What you’ll get:
Most importantly, representation in the survey results – we want to be as inclusive as possible, which means we want the folks you work with and serve to have their voices heard. We will give community engagement partners a sneak peak of the survey data results before finalizing and publishing our dashboard report. And we would love to add your logo to our list of engaged partners!
Please add your information in the form to the right – contact name, email and telephone, and upload your organization’s logo to add it to the list of partners working to reach every part of our music and live entertainment ecosystem, and help us show the world that Cleveland is a music city with incredible depth and diversity!
Become A Partner
Step 1. Complete the form.
Step 2. Upload your logo to the Google Drive folder.
Take the Greater Cleveland Music Census Today!
Music community leaders here in Cleveland 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will release the results of the Cleveland Music Census in early 2024. There will be three reports: Summary Report, Data Deck and a DEI report.
- Hum and Strum, Coventry Ukulele Club
- Rotatori Consulting
- MusiCLE and MusiCLE2
- DaLo Ent
- Big North Entertainment
- Doug Wood
- John Harrow
- Robbing Mary
- The Elite Team Entertainment LLC
- Jay Wallace
- Kerri Whitehouse
- Chris Abood
- Angie Younessi
- Super Critical Learning Foundation
- Pierced Poets’ Productions
- Cleveland Music Scene Coalition