How to upload

Confused about how to share your stuff on People’s History of Pop? We’ve compiled some tips for you here and if you have any more questions after reading them feel free to get in touch at phop@7wonder.co.uk or check out Historypin’s FAQ’s here.

What kind of ‘stuff’ can I send in?

Many of us have saved things to remember our best music experiences by, from mixtapes to wristbands or ticket stubs. Here are some examples of the things you could send in:

Photos or scans:

  • You or your friends at gigs or in a band
  • You or your friends in the fashions of the day
  • Vinyl
  • Ticket stubs to a gig that was important to you
  • Festival wristbands
  • Clothes
  • Diary entries about music you loved
  • Mixtapes or recordings, if you are not able to upload the footage or audio itself

Audio or video:

  • Memorable music moments that you or a friend recorded
  • Mixtapes
  • Teen band recordings
  • Rare footage
  • If you’re not able to upload the audio or footage, then just take a photo of the item and upload that with a description of what’s on there.

How do I upload a photo?

  1. On the phop.co.uk homepage click ‘browse and share your stuff here’
  2. You will be redirected to our project page on Historypin
  3. Check out some of the stuff already uploaded for inspiration and then to upload your own stuff, click ‘join’ on the top right hand of the page
  4. Register with Historypin, either using your email address or through your Facebook or Google accounts.
  5. Return to the People’s History of Pop collection page and click on ‘pin something’ in the righthand sidebar
  6. Click on ‘photo’
  7. Add the photo by either dragging and dropping it in, or by pressing ‘add file’.
  8. Once uploaded, scroll down to add a title and description (this is the place for your brilliant stories!)
  9. Scroll down further and add tags (e.g. ‘skiffle’, ‘fifties’, ‘beatles’, ‘satellites’), estimated date and location on the map.
  10. Press save and continue – you’re done!
  11. Sometimes it can take a while for your object to appear on the project page, so don’t worry if that happens – just check back the next day to make sure it’s worked.

How do I upload audio?

  1. Upload your audio to Soundcloud, Audioboo, Vimeo or YouTube – and copy the URL.
  2. On the phop.co.uk homepage click ‘browse and share your stuff here’
  3. You will be redirected to our project page on Historypin
  4. Check out some of the stuff already uploaded for inspiration and then to upload your own stuff, click ‘join’ on the top right hand of the page
  5. Register with Historypin, either using your email address or through your Facebook or Google accounts.
  6. Return to the People’s History of Pop collection page and click on ‘pin something’ in the righthand sidebar
  7. Click on ‘video or sound’
  8. Enter in the URL of your audio.
  9. Once uploaded, scroll down to add a title and description (this is the place for your brilliant stories!)
  10. Scroll down further and add tags (e.g. ‘hip hop’, ‘eighties’, ‘trainers’), estimated date and location on the map.
  11. Press save and continue – you’re done!
  12. Sometimes it can take a while for your object to appear on the project page, so don’t worry if that happens – just check back the next day to make sure it’s worked. 

How do I upload video?

  1. Upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube – and copy the URL.
  2. On the phop.co.uk homepage click ‘browse and share your stuff here’
  3. You will be redirected to our project page on History Pin
  4. Check out some of the stuff already uploaded for inspiration and then to upload your own stuff, click ‘join’ on the top right hand of the page
  5. Register with Historypin, either using your email address or through your Facebook or Google accounts.
  6. Return to the People’s History of Pop collection page and click on ‘pin something’ in the righthand sidebar
  7. Click on ‘video or sound’
  8. Enter in the URL of your video.
  9. Once uploaded, scroll down to add a title and description (this is the place for your brilliant stories!)
  10. Scroll down further and add tags (e.g. ‘hip hop’, ‘eighties’, ‘trainers’), estimated date and location on the map.
  11. Press ‘save and continue’ and you’re done!
  12. Sometimes it can take a while for your object to appear on the project page, so don’t worry if that happens – just check back the next day to make sure it’s worked.

What tags should I use?

A ‘tag’ is a word or phrase that describes the piece you’ve uploaded and is always linked to that piece, making your stuff more easily searchable according to theme and genre. The more tags you use, the better for us. Have a think about what words describe your piece best and include them in the tags. Always include the decade (e.g. ‘1950s’or ‘1980s’), the genre (e.g. ‘glam rock’, ‘punk’ or ‘skiffle’), and the type of piece (e.g. ‘ticket’, ‘record’, ‘programme’ or ‘audio’).

Why do I need to create a profile with Historypin?

We are working with the non-profit Historypin, an award-winning crowdsourcing website which runs online community history projects. By creating a profile with Historypin, all the stuff you upload will be linked with you, which means you can set the copyright and we can contact you if we want to use your stuff in the BBC films.

What copyright option should I choose?

Content you upload will always be attached to your username, which links to your profile, which can consist of a picture, description and links. When uploading your stuff, you can add further details in the ‘additional info’ box, including information on the photographer/cameraman/recorder, copyright license details, copyright holder and archive information.

There are several options for the copyright license. If the copyright is owned by you and you wish to reserve your copyright, click on ‘copyright, all rights reserved’. Similarly if someone else owns the copyright, click on ‘copyright, all rights reserved’ and give details of the author, if known.

If you own the copyright and you are happy for it to be shared click on either ‘no rights reserved’ or choose one of the Creative Commons licenses, depending on what you want. Add any notes you think it would be good for us and other users to know.

Will my stuff get put on TV?

It might! We will be making films based on the stories sent into us at www.phop.co.uk. We’ll be getting in contact if we want to film with you or use your stuff in the films, so check up on your email inbox every now and then.