My Name is Sam Merciers. I am currently working on my doctorate in music composition at Michigan State University. As part of my research there, I hope to conduct an ethnographic study of ccMixter users in order to learn more about motivations for joining and individual feelings on the platform. This involves a brief (brief) survey (link below) to make initial contact with ccMixter users willing to take part in an interview and/or further communications regarding the topic. I’ve started a forum thread with a full statement and a link to the survey. Find the thread here.