UCLA: Ethnomusicology Archive publishes 58 historical field collections online

UCLA: Ethnomusicology Archive publishes 58 historical field collections online. “Five years of planning and development across international waters have culminated in the online publication of 58 historical field collections held by the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive. The project, Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings, was a collaboration between the World Music Center at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, home of the archive, and Adam Matthew Digital, an academic publisher based in the United Kingdom.”

Arizona Daily Sun: Mudshark Recording Studios embarks on archiving, digitization project

Arizona Daily Sun: Mudshark Recording Studios embarks on archiving, digitization project. “David James gets at least 10 calls a month from musicians in Flagstaff—or musicians who were once in Flagstaff—hoping to convert recordings they made here long ago to CDs or get in touch with Phil Gall, the late founder of Mudshark Recording Studios. James often finds himself tasked with delivering the sad news of Gall’s death in 2014, but rather than turn the callers away he still offers to take the recordings.”

The Next Web: These free ebooks from Sonarworks are a godsend for studio engineers

The Next Web: These free ebooks from Sonarworks are a godsend for studio engineers. “The studio calibration experts at Sonarworks recently launched an ebook series aimed at helping musicians and engineers get the most of out their home studio. If you dabble in music production and/or recording, these free PDFs should be considered must-read material.”

Radio Prague: National Museum searching for early Czech sound recordings in US

Radio Prague: National Museum searching for early Czech sound recordings in US. “Few people in the Czech Republic know that a significant chapter in the history of early Czech sound recordings was written by Czech immigrants in the United States. For several years now, Filip Šír from the National Museum in Prague has been searching for the lost recordings and the stories of the people behind them. Last year, he published his findings in a book called Bohemia on Records, written together with music collector Gabriel Goessel. But he says there is still much more waiting to be discovered.”