Harkive diary 2015

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Harkive is an annual, online music research project that gathers stories from people around the world about how, where and why they listened to music on a single day. Specifically:

“The Harkive Project wants to find out how and why you listen to music in the way that you do, and how the devices, technologies, formats, services and time available to you are combined to create your personal listening experience.”

This is my listening diary from 21 July 2015, the third Harkive event.

Harkive diary 2013

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The Harkive project wants to find out how and why people listen to music – and how the devices, technologies, formats, services and time available combine to create a personal listening experience. To do this, Harkive asked music fans to document their listening habits on 9 July 2013 and publish the results via blogs, photos, tweets and so on. Harkive plan to analyse the results and repeat the event each year to map how listening habits change over time. This is my listening diary.

Visualisation of 2010 listening habits

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I’ve made a visualisation showing the 50 artists I listened to most during 2010.

The size of the artist photo is proportional to the number of times I listened to any track by the artist.

Most listened to artists in 2010

If you’re interested in the mechanics of making such a visualisation using the last.fm API and Google Spreadsheets, I’ve shared the method on gavinwray.com.