TechCrunch: Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos . “The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting. So after years of reported discussions with the record labels, Facebook is launching video editing tool Sound Collection for inserting into Facebook and Instagram clips ‘songs, vocals, noises, and instrumental tracks spanning genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, country, and more.’ What you can’t add is any music you’ve heard before. Sound Collection has huge potential, but lackluster execution, and probably won’t deter users from illegally adding popular music to their videos.”
New York Times: Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital. “For much of jazz’s history, devotees discovered music over the radio airwaves and in library stacks, rooting out old LPs or videos to borrow and sample. Today, a lot of that exploration happens online — particularly on YouTube. Most major albums have found their way onto that streaming platform, as have concert bootlegs, studio sessions and old documentaries that were once impossible to track down. Now a new video platform is seeking to raise the bar, offering a curated library of high-quality video content from across the jazz world.”
University at Buffalo: UB Libraries to preserve hundreds of rare musical recordings of famed 20th century composers . “The University at Buffalo Music Library has received funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to preserve more than 600 musical works performed at the university from 1964-80. Through the CLIR Recordings at Risk grant, the Music Library will work with Northeast Document Conservation Center to reformat 173 reel-to-reel tapes containing nearly 120 hours of live recitals of works by composers that include Pulitzer Prize-winners Charles Wuorinen and Elliott Carter, and Aaron Copland, recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Academy Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.”
The University of Texas at Dallas: Researchers Launch Moon Mission Audio Site. “NASA recorded thousands of hours of audio from the Apollo lunar missions, yet most of us have only been able to hear the highlights. The agency recorded all communications between the astronauts, mission control specialists and back-room support staff during the historic moon missions in addition to Neil Armstrong’s famous quotes from Apollo 11 in July 1969. Most of the audio remained in storage on outdated analog tapes for decades until researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas launched a project to analyze the audio and make it accessible to the public.” Visit the site, yes, but also read the article. The team innovated a lot to get this done.
Internet Archive: 5,000 78rpm sides for the Great 78 Project are now posted. “This month’s transfers of 5,000 78rpm sides for the Great 78 Project are now posted. Many are Latin American music from the David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection. Others are square dance music, with and without the calls, from the Larry Edelman Collection.”
Hoodline: Internet Archive To Preserve, Share Unsold ‘Recycled Records’ Inventory. “If you were worried about the loss of Recycled Records’ inventory now that owner Bruce Lyall is retiring and selling his building, fear not. As reported by CBS early this week, Lyall came to an agreement to give the collection—including some records so obscure they haven’t sold in decades—to the Internet Archive, a 21-year-old local nonprofit dedicated to preserving information and cultural artifacts.”
C# Corner: How To Generate Audio For My Facebook Post Using Microsoft Flow. “Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service. It allows us to react to an event in one service and do something with the data from that event into another service. The users can build workflows that automatically do some business tasks and processes across applications and services. It helps us to monitor all our workflow with the help of a great cloud solution called ‘Microsoft Flow’.” I haven’t seen many how-to articles focusing on Flow, and this one is very thorough.