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      03.09.2012 19:13
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      A big dissapointment.

      A couple of years ago I signed up to a few different review and survey sites, one of them was songpeople.com. The idea was simple every few days a survey arrived in my inbox, I then completed the survey and earned myself points that I would be able to redeem for an Amazon voucher once I had reached the required cash out total. Sounds simple enough doesn't it?

      The songpeople.com website looks very professional, there are articles that change regularly, some youtube videos that play fine, links for sharing on Facebook and Twitter, an about us section, a contact us section, so on and so forth. So feeling reassured I promptly signed up and filled out all my profile etc... it did not take long.

      Within a few days the first survey dropped into my inbox. As the survey site suggests the survey was music related, I listened to short music clips and then rated them. The surveys took about 10-15 minutes and then I was rewarded with 50 points, brilliant.

      This went on for a while, occasionally I would receive a survey with 100 tracks to rate instead of the usual 30, but for those I got 100 points. So all seemed good, I only had to complete 40 short surveys at the most to earn my 2000 points. Sometimes I would be offered 70 points for a short survey because I was a valued member.

      When I reached 1500 points the surveys got a bit glichy, sometimes they would crash halfway through and I would not receive my points but I doggedly persevered, I am a member of onepoll.com so I know how to hang in there for the cash out point.

      When I hit 1970 points the surveys dried up completely, I realised I would not hit the cash out total in time to put my £20 Amazon voucher towards Christmas 2011, then in February 2012 I received a survey for 50 points, brilliant, I completed it and then tried to log in to check my points and cash out, Try as I might I could not log in, I reset my password and finally got into my account. I went to the redeem page where I was greeted with my total and told I had enough points to get my £20 Amazon voucher. Unfortunately upon closer inspection I discovered that Amazon vouchers were unavailable and to check again later. I felt very disheartened as it had taken me nearly 18 months to hit the cash out total.

      Since February 2012 I have logged in once a week to check on the status of the Amazon vouchers and for the last 6 months they have been unavailable. I have contacted customer support over the issue and my e-mails have been bounced back, and I am sorry to say that the site, despite its professional looks, has been a massive let down for me. I completed my end of the deal, I finished every survey completely and honestly, but have been let down by the complete lack of rewards and customer service.

      Before writing this review I logged on to check the Amazon voucher status and they were still unavailable. From what I can gather the site used to be very good with monthly prize draws and rewards paid out on time, but after my experience with them I would have to say this is one to avoid, if I ever get my voucher I will update this review.

      Thank you for reading.

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        15.07.2009 21:36
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        A very good survey with some fun surveys

        Songpeople is a market research company that rewards its member for taking part in online research. They reward you for taking part in online surveys. The difference between this and any other survey site is that this one revolves itself and its surveys around the music industries. This is a great website to earn money from as you are taking part in some very cool surveys and listening to some good music at the same time your earning for doing so.

        Most people on the internet no about earning from taking part in surveys, but many don't no about the websites were you listen to music surveys and get paid for doing them. Many people are worried about sites like these beacuse there worried they aren't real and are there just to fill your inbox with Spam. Yes I hate those sites to. But this one is real and is legitimate. They do payout, recently though they have made improvements to there website so the redemption page is temporaily down but they still record the points you have earned. This is a legit site where you can earn from. Your not going to earn lots and lots but you will earn and anything you earn these days is good.

        I really like this site as well as you get to discover some of the best music on the planet. On this site you also have the ability to make a new upcoming band make it to the big time or even sink them. The site is also great to check up on the music worlds news.

        To sign up just go to there website and click sign up. They ask for a couple of details but thats just because they want to no more about you so they no what surveys to send you. Signing is free, also your information is not shared with any other third party.

        When there is a survey available they send you the link for it through your email address. A start of every survey there is a screener, this is just to see if you listen to the radio and what radio stations you listen. I suggest you say you do listen to the radio and name the radio stations as you will more then likely not be allowed to take the survey. If you are what the survey is looking for then it will begin. Each survey varies in the amount of points you recieve for it, more often then not the more songs you have rate the more points you will receive.

        The surveys are very fun to do, you pretty much listen to a 15 second bit of a song and say whether you like it or not, if its on the radio stations you listen to. You do this quite a few songs and thats it. The songs are all songs that are in the charts at the moment so you will no at least one of them.

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        This is really fun survey site. I really like the fact it revolves around music. This makes thesurveys a lot more fun to do. The surveys are also reasonably frequent. The only downside is that the redemption page is down temporaily but that should be sorted soon. Really cool site if you like survey sites or you like music then this is a great site for you.

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        8 out of 10

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          08.06.2008 15:53
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          Good for music lovers.

          I have been a member of many survey sites for many years but I joined this one more for the music and the chance to really influence the big cheeses. Although they are now allegedly introducing a rewards scheme, there is not one at the moment. I have, however, won about 8 CDs, some of which they emailed me to tell me of, and other times I just got a random little surprise on my doorstep, which is always nice. The old site, you used to be able to choose what prixes you were interested in, whereas now you cannot and I have had some CDs sent to me which I already had, so I just sold them on amazon and made a few pennies, which can't be bad.

          The surveys can be quite long, and also they can have errors. There also used to be the problem of being asked to join a survey and then it not being available even if you reply within moments of them having sent the email; I cannot say if it is different with the new site as I have not had much activity from there yet.

          I'd say, if you love music and want to influence it, then join, but for now at least, there are no other incentives so if you need to earn money, this may not be the place for you just yet!!

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            02.06.2007 15:51
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            Songpeople, does what it says on the tin!

            Songpeople is not your average survey site, unlike most UK based survey companies who tend to ask you questions about pretty much anything and everything, Songpeople focuses on one topic; music. As a member of Songpeople (registration is completely free), you are asked to watch music videos, listen to radio adverts and also listen to music which certain radio stations want you to rate so they themselves know how popular a song is and how often it should be played.

            As a member of this survey panel, you have the chance to rate and listen to tracks that most people haven't heard of yet and this is done in co-operation with popular radio stations such as Kiss 100, Capital FM, Heart 106.2 as well as Radio 1.

            Surveys:

            There are usually around 25 track samples to listen to at a time during some surveys where you are just requested to listen to the song and rate it, the sample per track lasts around 45 seconds which can be a problem loading when you have average internet and a few other windows opened. However, upon taking this morning's survey I noticed that this number has been whittled down to a reasonable 25 seconds and therefore load much faster (on a 42kb dial up connection) providing you don't have too many windows open. Although listening to 25 tracks might seem like a long time, it actually passes by a lot quicker because you are listening to the song and enjoying it!

            The music videos do not come as often as the song ones, but when they do come you are usually asked to rate music videos from MTV, MTV Base and on the odd occasion…VH1. These also take some time loading but they are interesting to watch if you have a high-speed connection, I would warn off dial-up or other users of a low-speed connection into taking these surveys as this can be a problem sometimes.

            The music surveys come on a regular basis (I tend to get around 3-4 a week) and some surveys require you to be quick in your response as a certain number of respondents can receive CD albums as prizes for their opinions (having been contacted as a prize-winner through email first). Before having your CD sent out, you have to double-check (or update as they put it) you personal details and address just so they know they are sending it to the right place. This can get a bit tedious because it isn't like I am planning to move everytime I get a survey. I have personally received 6 CD albums having been a member of Songpeople for almost a year, which is not bad as the albums tend to be from popular groups and artists such as Gorillaz, Blue, Shayne Ward and more.

            Other Prizes:

            Apart from CD albums (which I believe most people win during their time at Songpeople), it is also possible for you to win concert tickets, music vouchers as well as iPod's and other MP3 music (everything related to music). There is a special section on Songpeople's homepage which lets you find out who won the latest prizes, but this is rarely updated (as I imagine they give out a lot of the stuff out) and anyway you get contacted through email if you are a winner.

            Positives:
            1. You get to rate music videos, music tracks and even radio adverts from famous stations.
            2. This is every music-lovers chance to let the Head's of Music know what songs are in, which ones are out and everything in between.
            3. You also get the chance to rate brand new and unheard tracks!
            4. Prizes on offer (through prize draws and randomly) include iPod's, CD albums, MP3 players, concert tickets and vouchers.

            Negatives:
            1. Songs may take a while to load.
            2. You may be screened out from a survey if there have been more than enough respondents.

            Please note that my review is also on ciao under my username there: bwerket

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              23.05.2007 14:08
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              Online music research site which is free to join and be a member of

              Have you ever wanted to be a member of a site because it is fun and it is something you are interested in but there is no constant reward scheme?

              For me this is the category I would put Songpeople.com into. I love music, I listen to it all day when I am at work, I have an Ipod and it generally comes with me wherever I go, I would much rather listen to music than watch the television.

              Songpeople are another online research company who conduct surveys for the music industry through. The idea behind songpeople.com is that they "give you a voice that will actually have a real impact on your music and TV world" or so they state on their website and “All of your feedback goes anonymously to the top people working in the major record labels, radio stations and music television stations around the world.” Which to me sounds quite impressive, can you imagine Simon Cowell looking rather annoyed as his next act is trashed through surveys from Songpeople?

              I have been a member of Songpeople for 18 months now and in that time I have probably taken part in more than 100 surveys for them, each one has been similar in style but different in content.

              So how do you join? Well membership thankfully is free and if you go along to www.songpeople.com in front of you will appear a brightly blue colour screen with the Songpeople logo and their slogan “The official Research Company For the Music Industry”. One the homepage there are six different options to choose from:

              ~About Us – This section gives you specific information about Songpeople, what they do and how they work.

              ~Join Now – Pretty self-explanatory but this is where you join to become a member

              ~Prizes – This section tell you about some of the prizes you could win as a member of the site.

              ~Win More – This is the referral system section. If you manage to sign up 3 friends you will receive what is called a ‘Capsule Radio’ which looks like a giant paracetamol (if you click on the link it opens in a new screen).

              ~Login – Once you become a member, this is your section to lo into the website.

              Finally we have the help section. Here you will find 8 different sections of help to hopefully answer any queries you might you have but if all else fails in the ‘help’ section there are some email addresses to choose from when sending in your query and they do usually respond really quickly, the last time I had a problem with a survey not loading I had a response within 24 hours and a corrected link.

              Becoming a member of Songpeople is really easy and to register you will need to answer the usual questions about who you are, where you live, how old you are and where you live and once you have completed that section you will be given a few more brief questions one of which is about your musical interests so they can ensure you are given surveys you might be interested in.

              Now more importantly you will need to provide them with an email address because should a survey be available for you to complete, you will received an email from Jane@songpeople.com who you will become very familiar with because Jane always sends out these emails. Most surveys are time restricted and it will tell you what that is within the email and it is also important to point out that there is often a certain number of people who will win something, so it could say “The first 100 to reply to this survey will win a CD”… and to get that CD you need to be one of the first 100.

              So once you have completed all of the registration requirements, all you need to do now is wait for Jane to send you an email with a link to a survey. Since being a member of this site I have to say I usually get 2 or 3 invites a week to complete a survey.

              Invitations to participate are sent by email and to take part all you have to do is log in to your account and the survey automatically loads, a reminder of your login details can usually be found within the text of the email, if like me the blonde gene kicks in and you forget it. Should you forget your log in details I should also add that clicking on the forgotten password option will generate an email with your details in almost instantly and then you can log in. Some of the surveys you will take often guarantee a prize if you are able to complete it, whilst many others give you an entry to prize draws.

              The usual surveys that you will receive from Songpeople will require you to rate songs which will last between 30 seconds and a minute long and you will be asked to judge whether or not you like each song. Once you have completed those steps there will be a few general questions asking you which radio station you listen to most often and then you will be entered either into a prize draw to win one of many prizes. However some of the more recent surveys have asked me to rate DJ’s on different radio stations where I have listened to a few minutes of their shows.

              There are some system requirements for being a member of this site and they include being able to use Windows Media Player for Audio and Video streaming and if you are not sure whether or not your computer will be compatible, within the help section is a diagnostics test to help determine whether or not you will be suitable or whether to need to upgrade your software.

              If you are lucky enough to win a prize then an email will be sent to and you will be asked to click on a link confirming your personal details. Songpeople states that prizes are usually dispatched within three weeks and to date I have never received anything after that allotted period of time.

              The other prizes that you can win depend on the number of surveys you participate in, in any one month, for example if you enter two surveys a month, then you can choose to be put into a prize draw to win some “Sennheiser Headphones” or if you enter 4 surveys in any one month you can enter yourself into a prize draw to win a Luxury Spa day. Now I did say enter yourself into a prize draw for a particular prize because should you see something you might like to try and win you must choose the ‘select’ option in the ‘Prizes’ section and this will open up an email to competition@songpeople.com and in the subject header will be the name of the prize you want to win, you would then Write your home address and your Songpeople ID number and send the email and wait to see if you have won.

              Now it is important that you only enter the draw if you have definitely taken the required number of surveys and that you send the email using the one you registered to Songpeople with, otherwise your details will not be entered.

              In my own personal opinion this is not the site for people who want to win lots of music related prizes, it is the site for those people who are generally interested in music and would be equally happy whether they won something or not. Since I became a member I have been sent two CD’s one of which was a Movie Theme Track from Coyote Ugly and the other was The Chemical Brothers Greatest hits, both of which I really liked so I was genuinely happy. I always enter myself into the bigger draws but as yet have not won a single thing, however a friend of mine has actually recently won one of those new Ipod Shuffle things, so the prize options are genuine.

              Most of the surveys are quite interesting and rating music I actually find quite a good thing to do because it interests me, despite the rewards being few and far between but I didn’t join this site to get rich quick. I joined because I like to have my say. Being a member is really easy and they require little or no effort between surveys which is just what I like some of the time, instead of having to log in a few times a week to check whether or not there is a survey available for me to participate in, like some other websites.

              On the whole I do rate this site as being something for music lovers but not for music lovers who want to win lots of prizes.

              *~*Extra Information*~*

              For those people wanting to read more about Songpeople you can always choose to read their newsletter which can be found here - http://songpeople.co.uk/news/ and it does give more of an insight as to what is going on in the music world and with Songpeople.

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                26.11.2006 05:10
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                One of those surveys sites that could prove fruitful for some.

                Songpeople.com is an online research website for the music industry. Opinions given by members assist music industry bosses choose songs that should be released as well as which artists to sign up. A review of the website will follow.

                According to the site it is possible to win CDs, Ipods, Amazon vouchers, speakers, gig tickets, and many other prizes with songpeople. Other benefits of joining the site include the chance to hear new songs by major artists, as well as unreleased music.


                --------Joining the site--------
                Joining the site is free of charge, and it should prove unproblematic to become a songpeople panellist. There is an option at the top of the website homepage to ‘Join Now’. You click on this, and then need to confirm some details. For example you need to confirm your location, email address, name, gender, address, favourite music TV station and a few other simple questions. Filling out the information should take a minute or two, and when completed you are a member.


                --------Using the site--------
                When visiting the website you will notice the company logo, and underneath a declaration reading ‘official research company for the music industry’. There is not much depth to the site, but everything included is well presented. For instance at the top of the screen you can click on ‘About Us’ which simply details how the company operates.

                Additionally there is a ‘help’ section on the website. This provides survey, prize and general FAQs, alongside a check on whether the audio and video will satisfactorily play on your PC, plus some technical help if not. Everything is well explained and concise, but if you still cannot solve a problem this can be reported, with songpeople promising to respond as soon as they can.

                The top right hand side of the site says you can read a newsletter by clicking on songpeoplenews.com link. Unfortunately at the time of writing this is an inactive website; it would be a nice feature to read some songpeople news.


                --------The surveys--------
                They send invitation emails when a survey becomes available for you to take part in. All one has to do to accept is log in to your account and the survey automatically loads. Some surveys guarantee a prize if you are able to complete it, whilst most give member’s entry to prize draws. Surveys usually call for you to rate music videos (cut to about 30 seconds long) or judge songs. Questions tend to be very basic, along the lines of ‘Have you seen this music video before?’ ‘How do you rate this video/song?’ ‘What in particular do your really like/dislike about this video?’ and so on.

                Upon winning a prize they email, and simply ask you to click on a link confirming your personal details. The site states that prizes are usually dispatched within three weeks, and this seems very accurate in my experience.


                --------My opinions--------
                Members will not get loads of prizes; you are most likely to receive a gift every now and then. During my time with the site (two years or so) I have been sent two CDs and they are in the process of sending a radio; obviously not the best return in the world. Nonetheless, I am sure others receive more gifts than I do by virtue of the fact I fail to complete all the surveys the company sends me. For some reason they have recently been sending me more opportunities, hence I decided to review the site in the first place (I had forgotten of its existence for a while).

                Of course a pitfall of listening to some commercial music in surveys is that you will have to listen to some real rubbish. Still, you get the chance to say its not quality music which hopefully does influence the industry. Another slight complaint is that the surveys can drag a bit, usually requiring one to listen to 25 or so song clips.

                To sum up: Songpeople is free to join, you get the opportunity to listen to some new music, and therefore might be worth checking out. If you would like to take a look at the site then go to http://www.songpeople.com.

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                  05.04.2003 15:11
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                  Songpeople are a research company that conduct surveys online for the music industry through their website, songpeople.com. The idea of songpeople.com is that it "gives you a voice that will actually have a real impact on your music and TV world". As a registered member of songpeople.com your personal details such as age, preferences, location etc. are used in order to select a suitable sample for whatever survey songpeople.com are currently conducting. If you match the relevant profile required for the current survey you will receive an e-mail inviting you to take part in the research. This e-mail gives you a link to the survey, your log-on id and password. It also typically gives a brief bit of information about what the survey will be about (for example it might say the research is being conducted for a record company wanting feedback on a new artist, or it may be reviewing music videos for MTV etc.). You are also often given information as to roughly how long it will take to complete the survey and what incentive is being offered (more about these later). Should you decide to take part in the survey you have been invited to, you simply click on the link provided in the e-mail and once at the site, use your user id and password to log in to the site. This will then take you to the first question in your survey. Typically, the surveys take one of two formats - either a music video clip plays on the left hand side of the screen while you complete the answers to questions on the right hand side of the screen, or else a music clip only plays whilst you answer the questions on the right hand side of the screen. Questions for each survey tend to follow a typical format and include such things as: 'Have you seen this music video before?', 'How do you rate this music video/song?', 'Would this song make you turn to another radio station / TV channel?', 'Would you like to hear this song again?'. You are a
                  lso invited to submit comments at the end of the questioning for each song or video clip. It generally states on the comments page that all comments will be fed back to the producer / artist etc. - therefore this is your chance to give any extra comments you have on what you've just seen or heard. A typical survey includes between 5 and 12 songs or video clips to review, however occasionally there are only 1 or 2 - therefore a survey can take anything between 5 and 20+ minutes. So, why should you bother signing up with songpeople.com? If you are interested in music then songpeople.com gives you the ideal opportunity to voice your opinions on new tracks and artists, with the knowledge that as the surveys are being conducted on behalf of the music industry, the feedback you give is actually used by those making decisions about what tracks to release / what video's to show on music channels etc. Additionally, each time you complete a survey you are normally entered into a draw to win a CD. These draws do have their success stories - I have received a CD through one of these draws. Additionally, you will occasionally receive an e-mail advising the first 100 people to complete the survey by a certain time will be guaranteed a CD (again, I have received a CD through this method), and even more occasionally you may get the opportunity to be invited to a certain survey where everyone who responds will receive a CD (I've also been fortunate enough to receive a CD through this method). If you are truely interested in giving your opinion on music then there are very few downsides to being a member of songpeople.com - perhaps you could call it a disadvantage that should you 'win' a CD you don't always get to choose the artist/title of the CD you receive, however it seems that they probably use your preferences in deciding on the genre of CD to send as the CD's I have received have all been to my taste. Another downside can be
                  that occasionally the video or music clips take a while to load, or don't load at all - this is not necessarily a problem with songpeople.com though as it may be related to my computer / internet connection? As signing up to songpeople.com is free and simple, it's certainly worth giving it a go if it sounds like something that will interest you. My rating = 4/5.

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                    So you wanna be a music critic huh? Well aside from blathering on about CDs track by track at opinion sites there's another alternative to be found out there in the big wide world of that thing we call the internet. That site, well seemingly one of the best and most notably influential of them anyway for there are a few, is called Songpeople.com and there you'll find all you need to influence the people who hold the purse strings of the music biz. Or something. So far it seems to me you get to influence what gets shown on MTV and sometimes radio stations mainly although I have seen a few more interesting surveys too. Why bother? Well, firstly it's kinda fun and you may discover some new artists and secondly because they are very good at sending CDs your way when you complete a survey. It's probably not costing them a whole heap of cash to do so as I would imagine a lot of them come as complementary copies from MTV and the record companies but so far I've had 4 CDs from them after completing around 10-15 enjoyable surveys - so who's grumbling? Anyhoo, how do you get your grubby mitts on a few CDs? 'Read' on MacDuff... • Who The Hell Are They? In their own words: "Songpeople conduct offline and online research for the music industry...Songpeople.com gives you a voice that will actually have a real impact on your music and TV world." Songpeople are either a relatively new survey company or they've kept a low profile because every time I mention the site to people who usually know all of these places I get blank looks back! Their main office is based in London, England but the site suggests members are welcomed from around the globe by having numerous country's flags or 'other' to click to enter the site. Erm, it's worth noting that this always takes you to a site written in English with the same page URL as the UK site so erm...dunno really, it looks like you alwa
                    ys end up on the UK site to me lol. I assume international members are welcome and there are surveys etc. on the site for them but obviously I have no way of verfiying one way or another. Anyhoo, Songpeople.com is one of the busier UK survey sites I've come across, often with 2 or more surveys a month to complete if you fit the required demographic and it's also worth noting that both Jackie and Peter who will send you email invites are very friendly and approachable if you like to touch base with those at the helm of the sites you deal with...which is always a plus point IMHO. • What Do I Have To Do To Get Involved? Well register first obviously. Most survey companies require a whole heap of yawnsome, privacy invading demographic detail from you and Songpeople are no different although they are more interested in your musical taste etc. as opposed to some of the more reaching personal questions others will ask you. Registration on the whole is pretty painless, you'll need to fill out the tiresome but brief questions they have and give them a valid email address as well so that they can contact you when a new survey is ready. If you want to get anything out of the site at all then you are wise to provide an email address which you check regularly as most surveys are time sensitive and if you don't check your email for a week or so you'll probably find you have missed the window of opportunity and the survey will be closed. With Songpeople it is more important than most because they often do quickie surveys where only the first 100 respondents will be rewarded when say, for example, MTV needs info in a hurry for their scheduling or something. I have mine set up to my Hotmail account and when the survey invitation arrives my MSN messenger pops up the invite and I'm therefore amongst those 100... As ever - you snooze, you lose Not all of their surveys are like this of course or I wouldn't be recommending t
                    he site but some are so it is worth bearing in mind. • Now What? As with virtually all survey companies, once you are registered then that's it, there is nothing else to do but wait. Unless your details change you really have no need to return back to the main site for any reason whatsoever. You go about your every day life as before and then occasionally an email invite will appear in your inbox inviting you along to take part in a survey with a link to the log in page. Click the link, log in and away you go. Simple as that. Don't sit around fidgeting because you haven't been sent a survey yet because it doesn't work like that with any survey site. You'll get one when they have one which matches your demographic profile - maybe none for weeks and then loads at once, you never can tell, but I can tell you this site DOES actually send out surveys(and regularly I find) which is more than can be said for a lot, if not most, of the others out there! • What Are The Surveys Like? There is one additional requirement to using Songpeople.com - you need to be able to download and play files through windows media player. If you can't then you can't take the surveys. The surveys I have received so far have either included music video clips or just the music playing and have had between 4 and 15 tracks to evaluate. Each of these clips will need to be streamed but the clips are rarely more than 30-45 seconds long so you are looking at a waiting time of around 2-3 mins maximum on a dial up modem(read an opinion or two here whilst waiting - I do ) or no time at all on faster connections. Most of the surveys I have had so far have been to influence MTV scheduling so the tracks to evaluate have been the standard MTV fare although I have also been asked to evaluate tracks for radio station playlists and some from the 'next big thing' before she actually gets thrust into the spotlight by her record comp
                    any which was kinda cool. Earlier today I was asked to register interest in a new and apparently interesting study coming up next Wednesday as well which sound all very interesting if a little mysterious! The surveys are actually quite long or very short depending upon how many tracks you are asked to evaluate. The 15 track ones can take over half an hour and bordering 45 minutes if you have a slow connection like mine and it's a music video one(it's the streaming which takes the time) but 30-45 mins of listening to music whilst watching TV or reading ops in the downloading section really isn't the most taxing of things now is it?! You aren't asked many questions on the music itself, generally whether you liked it, if you think it matches a radio station/music channel's 'style' of output and that kind of thing. Generally there are just 5 or 6 multiple choice questions attached to each video/song clip so definitely nothing which makes you think too hard! I find the surveys to be fun but it does depend on the music. The one 15 track RnB/garage survey I had was a little painful and I think I rated everything as below average and not my scene in the end lol. • So What's The Pay Like? Well there really does seem to be no fixed payment scheme here to be honest but I'll give you some idea if I can. Not all surveys reward in some way, other than letting you voice your opinion on what's what in the music world and perhaps influencing a radio station or suchlike to play more of what you like...whilst perhaps convincing them to dump that track they've been playing 20 times a day for the last 52 weeks. Why do they do this? Grr. Anyhoo, not all reward your time in material ways whilst other select surveys do. You may choose to complete them all or only the ones which pay you in some way, it's up to you. You will be informed of what's on offer in the invitation email so you can pick an
                    d choose whether you enter or not. Whether receipt of more paying surveys is dependant upon your activity with non-paying ones is anyone's guess, personally I do the non-paying ones if I have some time to kill and seem to get potentially rewarding ones quite regularly these days but I've nothing to compare this against. Rewards for paying surveys are typically in the form of CDs, I have never yet seen anything else on offer so if it's cash you're after, then you're out of luck! Sometimes you get to choose a CD of your choice, other times they offer you a choice out of several options and sometimes they just send you one of their own choosing(which is why I have three copies(two from them, one I already owned!) of By The Way by The Red Hot Chili Peppers now - ebay here I come lol). When I got the choice of CD I wanted it came winging it's way to me via CD-WOW, when it was their choice it took an eternity to arrive...but they have always arrived, so there are no worries there. • Is My Personal Information Safe? As ever this site has a strict privacy policy and doesn't sell your details to third parties or share anything other than group demographics with their clients. I've not seen an increase in spam as a result of joining this company, nor have I been contacted in other ways than emails for surveys from the site itself so I'd say you have no worries there. They do point out that they link to external websites as well who may not have such strict policies so at such times you are wise to check their privacy policies as well. Same pack drill really as per all other similar sites. • Minor Grumbles A few times I have had the connection time out when completing a survey which was a pain and when you do reach the end of the survey you are presented with a flat blank white screen as opposed to a thankyou message or anything else to let you know you have completed the survey! At f
                    irst I assumed the survey just hadn't completed correctly but now I know that *is* the survey completed correctly, so it's worth remembering that if you register and get an invite! There is also no on-site tracking so you find yourself emailing to say you have completed a survey and in that and other ways it does feel a little amateurish. These are minor grumbles though as you can see. I suppose I could grumble and say it would be better if it paid in cash or if they always allowed you to choose your own CD but they don't so erm, ho hum. • Verdict I can imagine there are those who have joined this site, completed a number of surveys and have got nothing out of it but to view a few music videos and influence a couple of MTV schedulers. Many of the earlier surveys rewarded in terms of a first come first served basis which personally I was lucky with but was never too happy about but more recently the structure of rewards seems to have changed to a more comfortable, all encompassing basis of either a straight prize draw for all who have completed the surveys(which I'm not keen on but at least it's fairer) or a direct reward for participation for ALL who complete the survey. As I said, so far I have received 4 CDs from this site so can vouch that they do honour their promises and can say that the surveys are some of the most interesting and non-taxing around as well. On the whole I find Songpeople.com to be kinda fun, kinda nicely rewarding if you like music and definitely worth a look in my opinion if nothing else. One star knocked off for quibbles, minor grumbles, blocking anyone without windows media player from participating(does that mean no Mac users?), never updating the onsite winners lists and for their choice of CDs... • That address again? http://www.songpeople.com • Can you about any other sites like this one? Sure, visit http://www.geocities.com/lazycatsurveys and you
                    'll find plenty more like this one.

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