A huge thank you to everyone who posted stories yesterday. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your day.
The stories came in many forms. The vast majority came via Twitter, but there have also been numerous entries on other social media platforms, and the longer form pieces are still arriving via email, or popping up elsewhere online. There are LOTS of stories.
Thank you for making Harkive 2015 such a huge success.
Please take a moment to complete the Exit Survey
If you’ve contributed a story to Harkive in 2015, or are planning to, we’d really appreciate it if you’d also take a moment to complete the Exit Survey. This will really help us with the organisation and analysis of the data. It takes about a minute to complete.
You can still tell us your story…
Although the sun has set on Tuesday 21st July around the world, you can still send us the story of your music listening day via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by posting it to your own blog, or by completing the form on the Harkive site.
As in previous years, the window for all methods of storytelling closes a week from Harkive day, so you have until the end of Tuesday 28th July to send us your story.
What happens next?
There is some tidying up and general admin to do around the stories we’ve collected. Once that is done we’ll post some info about numbers, stats, and so on. Shortly after that, the 2015 data will be made available for you to explore.
Harkive will return again in 2016 for Round 4, but hopefully we’ll have some interesting things for you in between now and then. Alongside keeping you informed with how the research is progressing, we also have a series of Harkive Podcasts planned, and the continued development of The Harkive Platform and Data Explorer.
The platform, incidentally, is there to be used year-round, and not just on Harkive days, and we have some exciting plans for that which will involve giving you the ability to interact with the project data in interesting ways. In the meantime, why not have a play and let us know what you think. Go to www.harkive.org/platform for more information.
If you’d like to know more..
If you have any questions about Harkive, or would like to get involved in any way, please do drop a line to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you. If you’d like to talk to us on social media, or share interesting things with us, the best way is to follow @Harkive on Twitter.
I’d like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to a few people without whom Harkive 2015 would not have passed off as smoothly and successfully as it did.
Thanks also to Aaron Howes (for the lovely new Harkive logo), and Paul Meggs for his previous work on the project website. I’m also hugely grateful to Lyle Bignon for his media advice and guidance, and to Neil Codling and Laura Snapes, who recorded Harkive audio diaries at very short notice for the BBC Radio 4 piece.
Thanks also to Capsule, Gramofon, Static Caravan, Marcus O’Dair, The HiLife Companion, LoJinx Records, Music Tech Fest, and Wichita Recordings for their donations of prizes to the Harkive draw (more on that soon…), and to all the people who spared the time to write the fantastic example stories we published in the run up to Harkive 2015: Phil Macy, Marcus O’Dair, Geoff Dolman, Wally Clark, Ian Fenton, Lindsay Bruce, Joe Bennett, Maryam Snapes, Raphaël Nowak, Jon Troy, Tom Satchwell and Stephen Duffy.
Thanks once again to you for all the kind words about the project, your efforts in spreading the word in the weeks prior to the big day, and – of course – for all of your amazing stories.
All the best,