Ask Anything chats work by collecting questions in advance from fans. Participating artists answer these pre-submitted questions during the Ask Anything chat. Fans can submit questions via Twitter or the online contact form at AskAnything.co.
Past participants in Ask Anything chats include Brad Paisley, Christina Aguilera, Madonna and Taylor Swift. Bands whose members have participated include Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and One Direction. All participants in Ask Anything's chats are musical artists.
Ask Anything provides content for the shows "CMT After Midnite With Cody Allan," "Sixx Sense," "Saturday Night Online" and "The Bobby Jones Show." Participating artists answer fan questions on video, which is aired on the sponsoring show. The videos are also archived on YouTube, so fans who miss the original airing can watch the interview.
Ask Anything chats are not the same as the similarly-named Ask Me Anything chats featured on Reddit.com. Ask Me Anything sessions are set up by individuals on Reddit, who receive questions in real time. The subjects choose which questions to answer, and they answer with text responses rather than a video interview. Ask Me Anything sessions on Reddit are not limited to musical artists; anyone may set up an interview session on Reddit.