Music Business Worldwide: She Is The Music Launches Global Database For Women Working In Music

Music Business Worldwide: She Is The Music Launches Global Database For Women Working In Music. “Launching in early 2019, the SITM Database will span female songwriters, engineers, producers, studio positions and live / touring professionals, with more roles to come. The platform will serve as an inclusive directory, with profiles vetted and verified for accuracy. Applicant submissions are now open.”

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.”

HV1: Preserving the Catskill folk songs of Grant Rogers

HV1: Preserving the Catskill folk songs of Grant Rogers. “Walton native Grant Rogers (1907-1979) didn’t consider himself a folksinger; in 1965 he told Folk-Legacy song collector Sandy Paton that folksingers were ‘fellers like Burl Ives or Pete Seeger,’ and that he was merely ‘a stonecutter that makes up songs.’ Ironic, considering that Rogers was exactly the sort of person whom Seeger would have honored with that description. He was a self-taught guitarist, fiddler, square dance caller, amateur historian and songwriter who made up tall tales about the Catskills and set them to music – among them ‘The Legend of Slide Mountain,’ which attributes the naming of that summit to an ornery, much-married homesteader who chased off her husbands with a shotgun whenever she tired of them, leading eventually to a human landslide when a sheriff’s posse abandoned an ill-considered effort to apprehend her.”

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.”

Washington Post: Inside TikTok, the premier app for firefighters who enjoy lip-syncing to ‘Baby Shark’

Washington Post: Inside TikTok, the premier app for firefighters who enjoy lip-syncing to ‘Baby Shark’ . “Camille Gates’s husband would stare at his phone for long stretches of time, laughing at amateur music videos on an app called TikTok. Look, he showed Gates, nurses like her were on TikTok, dancing in their scrubs at work. He persuaded Gates to join. One week later, the 30-year-old in rural Wisconsin had nearly 50,000 TikTok fans.”

Survival of a folk revival: Digitizing a vast music archive (Northwestern University)

Northwestern University: Survival of a folk revival: Digitizing a vast music archive. “The festival ran from 1957 to 1970 in Berkeley, California, an epicenter of the mid-20th century’s folk music revival. The archive comprises more than 70,000 items, including photographs, posters, recordings, and copious business records centered on a festival that hosted more than 200 folk musicians, including Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and Howlin’ Wolf. (Those business records provide a thorough look at the operations of a major festival, down to a receipt for three doughnuts. Total: 50 cents.)”

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.”