Alexander van de Velde
Title of Project: An Investigation of the Perception Towards Different Music Album Formats
Stage: Successfully concluded in October 2016.
Personal Statement: “Music has always been my biggest passion. This made it possible for me to work on this project while focusing on my main passion. Still it wasn’t always easy. Not because of the topic, but because depending on recruiting participants to conduct my experiment. Overall it can be said, that the work on the topic was challenging but also highly entertaining! It was a good decision to work on a topic which really interests you, as your motivation to work increases. Being part of and to be able to share my findings via MusicStats.org was also a high motivating factor! It’s not only that you work on a thesis and no one will ever read it. It’s about being part of a team and publishing findings that you worked on for a long time! Our findings should be available for everyone, not only for me and my supervisor”.
“Music is everybody’s possession.It’s only publishers who think that people own it” (John Lennon)