Music Discovery Research Study

Information Sheet

You are being invited to take part in a questionnaire about how DJ’s discover music, which will take 30 minutes. Please take time to read the following information carefully. The facilitator can go through the information sheet with you giving you all the information that is needed.

The information sheet is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1 tells you the purpose of this study and what will happen to you if you take part.
  • Part 2 gives you more detailed information about the conduct of the study.

Please ask the facilitator if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part.


Part 1

  1. What is the purpose of the study?
    The purpose of this research investigation is to gain an in-depth understanding of DJs goals when discovering music through audio streaming and social media platforms. By helping us understand your experience, we can explore new opportunities for interventions that would enhance your experience.
  2. Why have I been chosen?
    You have been chosen randomly as the research focus is on DJs experience to discover new music, and you are a part of the target’s group.
  3. Do I have to take part?
    No. It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do, you will be asked to sign an electronic consent form. You are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.
  4. What is expected from your participation?
    You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire (30 minutes) of your DJ experience and to take part later in the next study if interested. The questions are about your music discovery habits on streaming, download platforms and social media. What you find difficult and also what excites you. We will also be interested in what motivates you to discover new music for your DJing.
  5. What are the potential disadvantages or risks of taking part?
    There won’t be any disadvantages or harm from taking part in this study.
  6. What are the potential benefits of taking part?
    You will become more aware of your ultimate goals and challenges when discovering new music.
  7. What happens when the research study/project/exhibition stops?
    If the project is stopped, all the data will be kept confidential and used when the project starts again.
  8. Will my taking part in the study/project be kept confidential?
    Yes. All the information about your participation in this study will be kept confidential. We may publish research reports that include your comments anonymously.


Part 2

  • What will happen if I don’t want to carry on with the study?
    You may withdraw from the study at any time without explaining why, and no further data will be gathered or recorded relating to you.
  • What will happen to the results of the research study?
    The anonymised results of the research study will be presented internally or externally.
  • Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?
    All the data will be kept private, confidential and anonymised.


Contact Information

Thank you for reading this. We hope you feel able to take part in our study. Please do get in touch for further information or questions about the study.

Facilitator Name: Keith Boynton
Facilitator Email: keithboynton@trackhunter.co.uk



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We’re looking for enthusiastic YOUNG dance music DJs to take part in a research study to understand how DJs discover new dance tracks.
We need DJs who are building a career in the music business and actively growing their fanbase.

If you're interested and are between 18 to 30 years old then we want to hear from you please.
We're not being ageist we've simply got enough 30+ DJs :)

I'm interested