takes questions + SoundCloud

October 20, 2011

As part of the SoundCloud Global Meetup in Dublin, I’ve talked about takesquestions.com

We all know how important it is for an artist to engage with their fans. Facebook, Twitter and other platforms have enabled a more direct fan to artist approach but let’s push it further. How about answering questions from your fans in a recording?

Take Questions is the perfect tool to do so. Jointly with SoundCloud, people can record their questions for you to answer them back. It’s that simple.


How does it work?

Set up a SoundCloud account if you don’t have one yet. Go on Take Question and click on “Start taking questions“. Connect your SoundCloud account and customise your page by changing the colors, the font and the background.

Once the user has recorded a question, you will receive an email informing you that a new question is ready to be answered.

The question is called:
Q1 for (your_name)“.

You will then record your answer using your Android phone, iPhone or browser. When you are finished, you save it with the title including the question number preceding with A + “My answer”.

It will look like this:
A1 My answer“.

You add an image and it’s done.

If you and the user have entered your Twitter usernames, a tweet can be sent to notify them that you’ve answered his/her question.

Learn more about it at takesquestions.com

Examples of people taking questions

SoundCloud Co-founder Alex Ljung
Brave Or Invincible Record Label
The Complete Guitarist
BBC Radio 1 DJ Nihal


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