Step 1 of 9 11% 1. What does the word “composer” make you think of?Tick as many options as you like. An inventive genius; think Miles Davis, Daphne Oram, Frank Zappa Avant-garde noise makers Creators of contemporary classical soundscapes from Adams to Zimmer DJs/Producers Musical Theatre maestros My niece and her glockenspiel Singer-songwriters The classics e.g. Mozart, Bach, Beethoven 2. What genres of music do you particularly like or dislike?The list below shows the genres and styles listed with the current Music Patron composers. Your answers are used to help match you with composers with similar genres and styles. LoveMaybe, I’m curiousNot for meElectronicFolkJazzMusical theatreOperaOrchestralPopVocal and choralProvocative musicSoulful musicTranquil musicTuneful musicUnpredictable music 3. What is your ideal musical night out?Tick as many options as you like. If these options have no influence on your musical choices, just leave unticked. A glamorous night out at the opera A must-see outdoor festival A soothing gong-bath session An immersive soundscape installation An improv night in a basement bar At a gig being pulled out of your seat by the music Dancing, dancing and more dancing Enjoying the sublime vibration of a drill hitting metal Intimate chamber music in a concert hall 4. It’s a Sunday afternoon and you’re free. Would you rather:Tick as many options as you like. If these options have no influence on your musical choices, just leave unticked.Why are we asking about non-musical things? Many Music Patron composers like to relate their music to other aspects of their lives. Catch a film Cook my favourite dish Do some exercise Get outdoors Have a jam session with friends (or solo – just you and your music) Potter around at home Read in a cosy nook Spend the afternoon in the pub Take a class Visit an exhibition Watch the game 5. When it comes to the music you listen to, and the people who create it, are any of the following important to you:Tick as many options as you like. Current socio-political issues Supporting a composer local to me, or with a connection to a specific place Supporting composers with less representation in the music industry I’m open to all composers I would like to supportTick as many options as you like. Composes from lower socio-economic backgrounds Disabled composers Early career composers Global majority composers LGBTQIA+ composers Women composers I would like to support a composer fromTick as many options as you like. Cymru / Wales East Midlands East of England London North East and Cumbria North West Northern Ireland Scotland South East South West West Midlands Yorkshire and the Humber 6. What’s your favourite way to experience music?Tick as many options as you like. If these options have no influence on your musical choices, just leave unticked. Deep listening on headphones with my feet up In a relaxing bath In a small intimate venue Lost in a crowd On the move Seated in the auditorium of a world-famous concert hall While doing chores at home With the volume all the way up to 11 7. What do you want your Music Patron experience to be? I want all the nitty gritty details. I’d like to hear from a composer fairly often about all aspects of their world, their music and beyond. I want to feel part of their creative process. I’d like the opportunity to contribute ideas and interact with a composer. I don’t have enough time to engage with everything. I’m happy knowing my support makes a difference, so a quarterly news update would work for me. 8. What do you think are the most pressing factors stopping composers earning a fair living?Please tick up to 3 options. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cost of living; not being able to pursue a career in the field De-prioritisation within education Lack of public investment Little freedom to experiment; priority given to commercial success Streaming platforms Your composer matches will appear on the next page Nearly there! Your composer matches will appear on the next page Will you help us secure the future of music?We’re shaking up the music industry so composers:Are paid fairlyHave artistic freedomRepresent all backgrounds…and so we can all enjoy exciting new musicJoin our newsletter and become part of a game-changing community. Email HiddenJoin the Music Patron newsletter? Join our newsletter to go behind the scenes, connect with composers and help secure the future of music.Not ready yet? No problem. Just skip straight to your matches instead.