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.
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
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
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
800) for the new Grammy Hall of Fame that opened Dec 6 in LA. ARC is one
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
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
(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
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
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
tour through ancient New York – Phoenicia, Troy, Syracuse, Rome, Ithaca,
Utica, Athens – the NYMIA makes it easy to find venues and help to promote
ps - we can also supply a scan or illustration if needed
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
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
Corinne Forstot, Editor
ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White Street
New York City, 10013
3 blocks South of Canal between Church + Broadway
Take the #1 train to Franklin St, or any train to Canal
tel : 212-226-6967
e : arcmusic@xxxxxxxx
The NYMIA (New York Musicians Index and Archive)
is in the beta testing stage and available for NY based musicians and
music related businesses to join and anyone to search.
We hope it will be useful. Tell your friends.
The ARChive of Contemporary Music
is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center
located in New York City. The ARChive collects preserves and
provides information on the popular music of all cultures throughout the
Since 1986 our holdings have grown to three million sound recordings,
making the ARChive the largest popular music collection in the World.
Members of the Board of Advisors are: David Bowie, Jellybean Benitez,
Jonathan Demme, Ellie Greenwich, Jerry Leiber, Youssou N'Dour,
Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Nile Rodgers, Todd Rundgren,
Fred Schneider, Martin Scorsese, Paul Simon,
Mike Stoller and Jerry Wexler
Have you seen our site of French pulp paperbacks and PopPulp?