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Sponsorship Survey

By on Sunday, 12th April 2009 at 5:33 pm

A slight break from normal proceedings here at TGTF, and a quick plea for some help from you, our readers.

Some of you may be aware that I’m currently in my third and final year in my degree, and am working on my final year project, which is based upon sponsorship in the music industry.

As a part of this, I want to find out what your views are – I’m sure you all have some strong views on what you like or don’t like when you go to a gig or festival, so if you’d take 10 minutes out of your day to help me out that would be greatly appreciated.

We don’t collect ANY personal data (other than your rough age and sex), so be safe in the knowledge that you’re COMPLETELY anonymous.

Thank you for your interest, unfortunately this survey is now CLOSED


Rock My Baby

By on Friday, 19th December 2008 at 10:17 am

Ok now I have heard everything. Guns N Roses seem to always be in the news for some odd reason or another but I would never expect the rock legends to be a popular substitution for a bedtime lullaby. A recent surveyor, who had a lot of time on their hands, found out that modern mums are more likely to sing material from bands like Oasis and Guns N Roses rather than traditional lullabies to get their young offspring to drop off.

A website dedicated to babies polled 2000 mothers and found some absolutely crazy results. Songs like Take That’s “Patience” and Robbie Williams’ “Angels” are among the most popular choices which is weird but I suppose they are suitable. However, the top 20 from the survey included tracks like “I kissed a girl” by Katy Perry and “Dance Wiv Me” by Dizzee Rascal which don’t seem the most appropriate for our little ones.  I don’t know what the world is coming to.

The top 20 are shown below:

1. Take That – Patience
2. Robbie Williams – Angels
3. Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
4. James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
5. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender
6. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
7. Duffy – Warwick Avenue
8. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
9. Oasis – Wonderwall
10. The Sugababes – Girls
11. That That – Back For Good
12. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
13. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do it for You
14. Adele – Chasing Pavements
15. Girls Aloud – I’ll Stand By You
16. Dizzee Rascal – Dance Wiv Me
17. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
18. Westlife – Flying Without Wings
19. Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
20. The Spice Girls – Mama


TGTF Readers Survey 2008

By on Sunday, 30th November 2008 at 5:54 pm

It’s that time of the year again when people start compiling “best of” lists and trying to decide what was their highlight of another year in the music business. We’ve already had Mike’s take on who to watch for next year in his picks for the BBC’s Sound of 2009, and now we want yours.

Alongside your picks for the top of 2009 and your best of 2008, we also want to know a bit about what you think about TGTF, and where you think we can improve – we know we’re not perfect, and we want to find out what we can do better in 2008, what you like and what you don’t like.

But, I hear you ask, why should you enter?

Well, we have TWO iTunes vouchers of £10 each to give away to two people who complete the survey (it’ll only take 5 minutes, honest!)

So, just as with our competition to win a copy of the Virgin Book of British Hit Singles (which over 300 of you entered, and was won by Alice), enter your thoughts below and we’ll get back to you in the new year!

Good luck!

NOTE: This Survey has now CLOSED. Thanks for all who entered, more details will be along shortly.


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