Tumblr is pwning my ass these days. It’s such a fun network if you follow the right topics, hashtags, and/or users. One of my favourite Tumblrs lately is PrivateNoise.com. Like most succesful Tumblrs it’s a simple concept: Pictures of people listening to music. And the music they’re listening to. But by asking a few questions of the subjects we get to know more about the fans of the music.
Jo listening to “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police
West Village, NYC
How does it make you feel when you listen to that song?
“I have a little morning playlist, and it’s on it. It’s a good morning song, it just gets you going I guess. It makes me feel like I can start the day off on a good note.”
Did you select that song or do you listen through that playlist everyday?
“Well, I have the playlist but this morning I just went through all my artists and picked The Police. Yesterday was Talking Heads, I put them on Pandora and listened to it all day. I go through a different artist or genre pretty much everyday.”
And do you have the whole Police album?
“No. I just have that song on here actually.” (More here)
Not a ton of info but perhaps it could be useful to you. You could perhaps learn a little more about your audience. For example if your band gets compared to Talking Heads, do a Google search of Private Noise (Google: “talking heads” site:http://privatenoise.com/) and find out who digs them and might be into you. I’m not saying this logic is fool proof but it’s always interesting to find out more info about music fans, especially if they buy albums or singles.