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Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSC Newsletter - Call for Content
The talk on Thursday at ARC will actually feature Tim Hawkins, not Tim
Brooks; but we hope to get Mr. Brooks to speak at one of our meetings
later in the year.
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 3:29 PM, B. George <arcmusic@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> CF - You folks had asked for some news, so…
> On Thursday evening, Feb 26, ARC will host a meeting of the NY Chapter of
> ARSC, with a talk by Tim Brooks, ARSC pointman on copyright in DC. [address
> The numbers are in for 2008, donations to the ARC include : 33,837 CDs,
> 9,173 CD singles, 42,349 LPs, 14,417 twelve-inch singles, 4,218 seven-inch
> singles, 1230 music books, 1,570 music DVDs, plus tons of magazines, press
> kits, cassettes, etc...
> Of the many wonderful collections we received one of the most important was
> from Music Publishers Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., who made a priceless
> donation of 2,304 ten-inch acetates. These one-of-a-kind, one-sided discs
> were created by songwriters, publishing companies and song pluggers to
> entice potential users. One such rarity is Tony Bennett having a first
> crack at the David/Bacharach title song from a young Brigitte Bardot's "The
> Night Heaven Fell." Just for fun they threw in the sheet music.
> One of our more challenging jobs this year was supplying all the scans (over
> 800) for the new Grammy Hall of Fame that opened Dec 6 in LA. ARC is one of
> the few libraries or in America that could supply such a wide array of
> popular music, in good condition, in a timely manner. Well, we had a little
> help from the Institute of Jazz Studies out at Rutgers. Scanning artwork
> and labels continues to be a major use of the collection, and this year we
> did work for Universal, Verve, Cadence, Sony, Def Jam, Nonesuch, Dave Clark
> (who stiffed us for the bill) and CBS among others.
> You can now visit the NYMIA - The New York Musicians Index and ARChive @
> www.nymia.org This is an online listing of all working musicians and music
> related businesses in New York State. This project was funded by ARC,
> Columbia University and a $250,000 grant from the New York State Music Fund.
> The grant was awarded and administrated by the Rockefeller Philanthropy
> Advisors. If you ARE a musician, or work in a music related field in New
> York State, do go online and make sure you're listed. If you need to book a
> tour through ancient New York – Phoenicia, Troy, Syracuse, Rome, Ithaca,
> Utica, Athens – the NYMIA makes it easy to find venues and help to promote
> your shows.
> ps - we can also supply a scan or illustration if needed
> B. George,
> On Jan 28, 2009, at 5:24 PM, Corinne Forstot wrote:
>> The deadline for submissions for the Winter ARSC Newsletter is Feb 10.
>> will be the last newsletter before the DC conference.
>> If you have news relevant to ARSC members, please send it to me or drop me
>> an email (off list) if you'd like to discuss an idea. These could be
>> upcoming events, news on recent projects, acquisitions, or grants
>> requests for research assistance from other ARSC members, reports from
>> committees and local chapters, or any other news that may be of interest
>> ARSC members.
>> Corinne Forstot, Editor
>> ARSC Newsletter
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