Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals—everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.  » learn more

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ARSC 49th Annual Conference
May 27-30, 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA
 Call for Papers: All are enthusiastically invited to submit a presentation proposal! Due Jan. 5th
 Pre-Conference Workshop: From Idea to Deliverable: Planning and Executing Your Grant-Funded Project


ARSC Grants Deadlines Approaching!
 Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings Grants View application guidelines here. The deadline is Dec. 15th.
 ARSC Research Grants View application guidelines here. The deadline is Feb. 28, 2015.

The ARSC NY Chapter December Meeting
Matthew Barton presents, "Hollywood Two Step: How Bob Wills and his Friends Made Western Movies Swing," 7pm, Dec. 18th, at the CUNY Sonic Arts Center. Read more...

Press Release from the GHB Jazz Foundation: Third Man Records and Revenant Records enter into a license agreement with GHB Jazz Foundation for release of Paramount titles. Read more...

46th Annual IASA Conference will be held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris Sept.27-Oct. 1, 2015. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is Jan. 16, 2015. Check the IASA website for more information.

The 1st Europeana Sounds International Conference will be held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris immediately after IASA, Oct. 2, 2015. This one-day conference celebrates Europeana Sounds, a ground-breaking project of the European Commission and the Europeana Sounds Consortium to provide access to Europe's sound heritage.

Membership Drive 2015: Refer-A-Friend
We are asking YOU to help grow our organization! How? Distribute the email template sent to you by the Executive Director, compose your own email, make a phone call, write a letter, suggest your friends "like" the ARSC Facebook page, send out the link to the ARSC Member Benefits page, and/or post the ARSC Member Testimonials on your social media sites. Every effort is appreciated!

Membership Drive 2015: New Member Benefits Page
Know someone who might be interested in joining ARSC? Check out the new Member Benefits page which provides a nice breakdown of what ARSC is about, what you get for joining us, what you support with your dues, and a link to the new ARSC YouTube channel. Grab the link and forward it to your friends!

ARSC is on YouTube: ARSC Member Testimonials and NY Chapter Meetings
Help your organization grow by promoting our new ARSC YouTube Channel. The channel features videos of recent ARSC NY Chapter meetings and testimonials from fellow members on how ARSC has enriched their work with historical sound recordings. See the playlists here and distribute to your friends!

Call for Nominations:
 2015 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Eligible publications include any original work first published in 2014. View guidelines for submitting your nomination here. The deadline is December 31st.
 The ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded in recognition of a life's work in research and publication.
 The ARSC Award for Distinguished Service to Historic Recordings honors outstanding contributions to the field, outside of published works or discographic research. For more information please click here.

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