Update: FMA’s Future (Free Music Archive)

Free Music Archive: Update: FMA’s Future. “Friends, something wonderful is happening here at FMA, but we can’t give you all the details just yet. For the time being, we are still suspending new uploads and backing up our MP3 collection at archive.org/details/freemusicarchive, but we’re thrilled that service will NOT be suspended on December 1 as previously indicated.”

Lifehacker: The Best iPhone Podcast Managers for 2018

Lifehacker: The Best iPhone Podcast Managers for 2018. “Almost everyone loves listening to podcasts. Nobody, however, loves picking out an app to be their podcast listening hub. Since we last got the lay of the podcast-app land in 2015, digital audio has become way more popular and, as a result, there are more podcast managers than ever out there. After testing just under 20 of the most popular podcast listening apps, I have a pair of definitive recommendations for what you should use to manage podcasts on your iPhone and/or iPad.”

Dartmouth College: Dartmouth and Hebrew University Strengthen Jewish Music Archive

New-to-me, from Dartmouth: Dartmouth and Hebrew University Strengthen Jewish Music Archive. “What does Jewish culture sound like? You can find over 100,000 answers in the Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive (DJSA), an online audio library. The wide-ranging collection includes radio broadcasts at turning points in Israeli history, cantors singing in synagogues, stand-up comedians—’every kind of Jewish recording imaginable,’ says Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Lewis Glinert, who, with Alexander Hartov, a professor of engineering at Thayer School of Engineering, co-founded the archive in 2002.”

The Vinyl Factory: This website collects underground radio stations from around the world in one place

The Vinyl Factory: This website collects underground radio stations from around the world in one place. “The site currently features stations from 53 different cities and 28 countries, including NTS and Soho Radio – home to The Vinyl Factory’s monthly show – as well as WFMU, The Lot and Berlin Community Radio.”

The Invisible Hit Parade: How Unofficial Recordings Have Flowered in the 21st Century (Wired)

Wired: The Invisible Hit Parade: How Unofficial Recordings Have Flowered in the 21st Century . “Wearing a black denim jacket covered in pins, [Eric] Pier-Hocking is not a professional audio engineer. The 37-year-old works by day as a production manager at a publishing company. With short hair and a neatly cropped beard, it’s easy to peg him for the enthusiastic indie music fan he is. But to call him an amateur wouldn’t be accurate either. What he does goes far beyond recording on an iPhone.”

Update: Closing Date Pushed to Dec 1 (Free Music Archive)

Free Music Archive: Update: Closing Date Pushed to Dec 1. “Due to a few very generous donations, we are able to keep the site up, as-is, through the end of this month. We will still not be adding any more new uploads to the collection and are proceeding with our plans to back up the entire current MP3 collection at archive.org.”

Phys .org: Jodrell Bank Observatory release 50 year-old audio archive of Soviet Zond 6 lunar mission

Phys .org: Jodrell Bank Observatory release 50 year-old audio archive of Soviet Zond 6 lunar mission. “Jodrell Bank is releasing audio recordings of a Soviet space mission from fifty years ago, just as the race to the moon was approaching the finish line. On November 10th 1968, the Soviet Union launched Zond 6. Its mission was to loop around the moon and return to Earth safely. Although there was nobody on board, it was planned as a precursor to a crewed flight around the moon, racing to beat the American’s Apollo 8 whose launch was scheduled for December 1968.”