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Is there anyway, perhaps by using last.fm or suchlike, to find out the age, gender, tastes etc of a bands' fanbase?
look at a profiles on there and on here, do some maths and get a median age.
I'd discount the people who say they are 100+ plus though. That might sink your battleship.
I was hoping someone could tell me about some magic site with a magic button that would do it for me without me actually having to put some effort into some coursework for a change. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
+ modicum of programming knowledge
I'll see if I can get my swede round it. Thanks to everyone who replied by the way.
and measure instances of:
gratuitous use of emoticons
that should give you an idea of the amount chumps following said band.
if u dnt lyk dem u shld nt be soo prejuicedised, n lysten to tingz wiv an oh pen mynd!!!111!! <3
it shows up as a 'thumbs up' icon.
called 'two finger salute'. they play ska // punk. you should put them on. (not).*
*(disclaimer- i haven't heard them. they may be amazing, they may not be).
doesnt afraid of anything
love those little smiley faces tee hee!
Stick your head in the oven at Gas Mark 8 for 30-40 minutes, turning once.
I need to do naked squat thrusts in the garden for 25 mins to warm up first though, right?
I can't think of one good reason why you'd need to know this sort of stuff.
I'm doing a bit of coursework looking at how bands are commercially marketed to their audience
Just stick in the artist name and it does it for you, from last.fm.
Quite slow, but at least it's automatic... doesn't work for all bands though - I just tried Enter Shikari cos I wanted to laugh at how young they all were, but it wasn't having any of it.
Yo La Tengo fans, though, are apparently 23 on average, whilst P!ATD fans are 17. LOLZ, etc. Tells you gender as well - eg, nearly all Britney fans seem to be male.
Of course, it's somewhat skewed by the demographics of last.fm users in general...
I can safely say that I am half of that age; I must appear very boring to my peers.
Obviously not the most accurate way to do it...
Have a huge database called ViceVersa. Are this band on any of their imprint/subsiduary labels?
That way you can usual 'realistic' evidence to back it all up?
The nme.com audience is made up of key demographic groups that can be difficult to target through other media: -
the other 27% are under 16..?