What is the Southampton Live Music Survey 2019? 


Live music is popular across the UK, and has become increasingly important to musicians and to the music industries, yet in recent years it has been difficult for some of the venues in which live music takes place. Still not enough is known about the challenges facing venues, or of the music sector as a whole in Southampton. This survey is the first of a number of initiatives to ‘map’ Southampton’s music sector.

The Southampton Live Music Survey will map live music activity across the city during the following dates: Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February 2019.


Who is behind the UK Live Music Census? 


The Southampton Live Music Survey (“we”) is a new project between Solent University and Southampton Cultural Development Trust, and is administered by Solent Music (the University’s in-house music hub). For more information about the project, please see our website –

Personal data submitted by you to the Southampton Live Music Survey will be held by Solent University (who will be the data controller of your personal information for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”)), and will only be shared with other parties as set out in this privacy policy.




Southampton Live Music Survey


What personal information do we collect from you? 


We ask for – although you do not have to provide – your age, location (postcode), gender, and ethnic group.


How long will it take? 


The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes.


How will we use the personal information about you? 


We are collecting your personal information for research purposes for the Southampton Live Music Survey. The aggregate findings may inform research papers and presentations, and the development of ongoing local strategies to enhance the local live music industry. You will not be personally identifiable from any data collected.


Who might we share personal information with? 


The Southampton Live Music Survey is a Solent Music research project led by academics from Solent University. The project is funded by the Southampton Cultural Development Trust. Your personal information will be collected by Solent University.

The data you provide may be shared with the following organisations: Solent Music, Solent University, Southampton Cultural Development Trust.

None of these parties will use your data to send any marketing communications to you. If you give your email address, this may be used to request a follow-up survey or interview.


How long will we keep personal information for?


The Southampton Live Music Survey project reaches its end in July 2019.


Where will personal information be stored?


At the end of the project, the datasets (which will include the anonymized personal data you provide us) will be stored by Solent University. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.




Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy or for any other aspect of the Southampton Live Music Survey project are welcomed and should be addressed to

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