Harkive 2016 – Tuesday 19th July – 4 weeks today


Harkive 2016 will be taking place on Tuesday 19th July, which just is 4 weeks from today. We do hope you’ll join us by telling Harkive the story of your music listening day.

After gathering over 8,000 stories from music listeners since launching in 2013, Harkive will be returning for its fourth run and will once again attempt to mobilise music lovers around the world by inviting them to share the story of how, where and why they listen to music on Harkive day.

Over the next 4 weeks 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. Hopefully these stories will inspire you to tell your own on 19th July.

By gathering yours and others’ stories Harkive hopes to capture for posterity a global snapshot of the way in which we interact with the sounds and technology of today. You will be able to contribute your story to Harkive on 19th July in a number of ways: You can email the project directly, or post to social networking sites such as Twitter using the #harkive hashtag, or on the wall of the Harkive Facebook page. A full list of the methods of how you can contribute are listed here.

We also have some new developments for 2016, including the addition of real-time, interactive data visualisations on the day itself. More details on that very soon. In the meantime, why not have a listen to the brand new Harkive Podcast, which features in-depth individual listening stories from many different corners of the fascinating universe of popular music.

Harkive 2016 is just four weeks from today, so make a note of the date. If you would like a gentle reminder nearer the time, please do join the Harkive mailing list by entering your email address into the field on the top right hand corner of this page.

Finally, and if you can, please do help us spread the word by telling your friends, on and offline, and encourage them to join in.

On Tuesday 19th July the world will be listening…again: we do hope you’ll get involved by telling us your story.