It’s already hard to remember what this was like, but Native’s early and prime years came before the digital revolution had taken hold of consumer electronics. Photographs were taken on film and sorted into boxes or albums, music was recorded on cassette and then DAT (which may have been digital but was still tape, with the quirks of that technology), and things weren’t easily shared without hours of work or great expense to duplicate them.
In other words, we may have a lot of Native material but it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Music and Video
If you have pictures to share we’ve set up a few cool options to expedite that:
- Like our Facebook page and add your pics to our Picture Drop.
- If you have a special picture with great stories attached to them, please post them together at our new Nativology Tumblr. This is one way of specifically participating in the Nativology project and we really hope you’ll join in!
Social Media and Beyond
If you love Native and want to get more people listening there are plenty of easy ways to help. Social media alone has both brought old fans back together and new fans into the fold. After all, word of mouth has always been the most effective tool in getting music listened to and social media makes it so much easier to spread! Here are just a few simple and fun ideas:
- Post links to Native materials you like on whatever social media platforms you use.
- If you have a blog or website you can add widgets of Native music grabbed from our Bandcamp or Reverbnation (which also has banners) sites (more instructions coming soon) and entertain your visitors while promoting music you love.
- Rate and write reviews of our releases at stores like iTunes, Amazon, etc. We can’t begin to stress how much that can drive attention and how rare it is for people to review an indie release on the major sites. A rating only takes a click once you are there! To find us easily on iTunes and Amazon please see Where to Buy.