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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NEWS and EVENTS
Nominations for Award for Distinguished Service to ARSC
Each year the ARSC Board presents this award to a member (or members) who has "over an extended period, contributed significantly to ARSC and the furtherance of its goals." Past recipients are longtime ARSC Journal review editor, Gary Galo and former Executive Director, Peter Shambarger. Members are encouraged to submit nominations for this year's award to Executive Director Nathan Georgitis. Nominations should be received by March 15, and the recipient will be honored at the annual conference in May.
2014 48th Annual ARSC Conference
We're gearing up for another exciting conference! This year we will be in Chapel Hill, NC, May 14-17 with our hosts, UNC's Southern Folklife Collection! Keep checking the conference webpage as details develop!
ARSC New York Chapter February Meeting
"American Classical Recording: From 1 Microphone to Multi-Tracks," presented by Tom Fine, Feb. 20th at the Sonic Arts Center, NYC. Read more...
PETE SEEGER, 1919-2014
Read Cary Ginell's Tribute on the ARSC Blog.
Call For Papers - International Council on Archives
The Archives and Cultural Industries Conference will be held in Girona, Spain, October 13-15, 2014. The deadline for proposals is Feb 28th. Read more...
Call For Nominations - Society of American Archivists
Waldo Gifford Leland Award for writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, and practice. Read more... and Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award for increasing public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation. Read more... Due Feb. 28th.
Congratulations to ARSC members nominated for 2014 Grammy Awards!
*BEST FOLK ALBUM NOMINATION: They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration, Chris Strachwitz, Producer, Label: Arhoolie Records
*BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM NOMINATION: Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980-1980, Patrick Feaster & Steven Lance Ledbetter, Compilation Producers, Michael Graves, Mastering Engineer, Label: Dust-To-Digital
Be sure to check the Copyright Committee's series, A Circle and a "C": One Hundred Years of Recorded Music in American Copyright," by Bruce Epperson on The ARSC BLOG! This series of weekly articles describes the evolution of copyright law as it applies to recorded music from its beginnings through today.