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CMU surveys UK music journalists ahead of Great Escape Media Conference

By | Published on Friday 5 May 2017


CMU Insights is currently surveying the music journalists of Great Britain, and will reveal the results as part of the Media Conference at The Great Escape later this month.

It’s nearly eight years since CMU last surveyed the people who write about and champion music through newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs around the UK. This time the survey looks at the state of music media and music journalism in 2017, as well as questioning editors, writers and reviewers about the ways artists, labels, promoters and PR agencies connect with them when promoting their releases and events.

Says CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke: “Our music PR courses are among the most popular of the CMU Insights seminars we offer, so we regularly check in with editors and journalists on an informal basis to inform what we teach. But it’s great to cast the net a little bit wider once again to provide those in the music community with PR or publicity roles with the best possible insights on what the journalists they are contacting think”.

Music journalists have until next Wednesday at 5pm to answer the survey. The CMU Insights team will then crunch all the figures, presenting the key findings during CMU’s Media Conference at TGE on Thursday 18 May. More detailed findings will then be subsequently published in CMU Trends and be shared at other CMU Insights events.

CMU Insights has already contacted hundreds of music media people about the research. But any other music journalists, editors and bloggers interested in contributing can contact for more information.