This Birmingham-based project tracks music listening habits – how, where, why – over a single day. It’s the third year they’ve done this and the results are always fascinating. Here’s what they say:
We’re pleased to announce that Harkive 2015 will be taking place on Tuesday 21st July.
After gathering over 2,500 stories in July 2013, and a similar amount in 2014, Harkive will return for a third time in an attempt to once again mobilise music lovers around the world and invite them to submit and share the story of how, where and why they listen to music on a single day.
Over the next 4 weeks, as we lead up to the big day, we’ll be posting some example contributions from a variety of interesting people who work in and around popular music. There are some fascinating people lined up this year, and we hope you’ll find the stories of how they listen to music as interesting as we have.
By gathering these stories Harkive hopes to capture for posterity a global snapshot of the way in which we interact with the sounds and technology of today. We hope you’ll consider joining in on the day.
You will be able to contribute your stories to Harkive on 21st July in a number of ways. You can email the project directly, post to social networking sites such as Twitter using the #harkive hashtag, or on the wall of the Harkive Facebook page, or you can submit audio, photos, or video. A full list of the methods of how you can contribute are listed here.
There are also some great prizes on offer again this year, kindly donated by record labels, festivals, artists, writers and others. Anyone contributing a story on 21st July will automatically be entered into the draw.
Harkive 2015 is four weeks from today, so make a note of the date and please help us spread the word by telling your friends, on and offline.
On Tuesday 21st July the world will be listening…again: we do hope you’ll get involved and tell us your story.