Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital (New York Times)

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

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.”

Internet Archive: 5,000 78rpm sides for the Great 78 Project are now posted

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.”

Eyerys: Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Reaching 3 Billion Views On YouTube

Eyerys: Psy’s “Gangnam Style” Reaching 3 Billion Views On YouTube. “Psy was one of the few that initially introduced billions of people to K-pop music with “Gangnam Style”. Released in July 2012, it was the first YouTube video that reached 1 billion views, and it finally reached 3 billion on November 26 at about 8AM KST. This was three years after Gangnam Style ‘broke’ YouTube for reaching 2,147,483,647 views, and two years Psy received the Diamond Play Button from YouTube for reaching 10 million subscribers on his official YouTube channel.”

Hoodline: Internet Archive To Preserve, Share Unsold ‘Recycled Records’ Inventory

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.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Unique view of Athens arts and music scene from 1987-2012 in Flagpole Magazine

Something a little different from the Digital Library of Georgia: Unique view of Athens arts and music scene from 1987-2012 in Flagpole Magazine. “Flagpole Magazine, Athens’ popular alternative newsweekly is the latest addition to the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (GHN) … part of the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The release of this new collection coincides with the 30th anniversary of Flagpole.”