New York Times: Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online

New York Times: Brooklyn Academy of Music Puts 70,000 Archive Materials Online. “More than 70,000 playbills, posters and ephemera from the history of the Brooklyn Academy of Music — from as far back as the Civil War era — are now available through the Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive, which opened to the public on Tuesday.”

Tubefilter: Katy Perry’s Four-Day YouTube Live Stream Amassed 49 Million Views Worldwide

Tubefilter: Katy Perry’s Four-Day YouTube Live Stream Amassed 49 Million Views Worldwide. “In something of an unprecedented move for a celebrity of her caliber, Katy Perry took YouTube by storm last weekend when she announced that she’d be streaming live from a Big Brother-style house for four nonstop days in celebration of her new album, Witness.”

Internet Archive: Dreaming of Semantic Audio Restoration at a Massive Scale

The Internet Archive: Dreaming of Semantic Audio Restoration at a Massive Scale. “The Great 78 Project will collect and digitize over 400,000 digitized 78rpm recordings to make them publicly available, creating a rich data set to do large scale analysis. These transfers are being done with four different styli shapes and sizes at the same time, and all recorded at 96KHz/24bit lossless samples, and in stereo (even though the records are in mono, this provides more information about the contours of the groove). This means each groove has 8 different high-resolution representations of every 11 microns. Furthermore, there are often multiple copies of the same recording that would have been stamped and used differently. So, modeling the wear on the record and using that to reconstruct what would have been on the master may be possible.”

CNET: Google Earth takes you on a guided tour of Beatles’ history

CNET: Google Earth takes you on a guided tour of Beatles’ history. “From the Cavern Club where they got their start, to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, you can now follow the Beatles’ rise to success around the world on Google Earth. Google’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ the 8th album from the legendary rock and roll group. Using Google Earth’s Voyager, you can go on a simulated tour of nine different locations around the world that are significant to Beatles history.”

Australian Music Magazine Roadrunner Digitized, Put Online

An Australian rock music magazine, Roadrunner, has been digitized and put online by University of Wollongong. From the home page: “Roadrunner was a rock magazine published in Adelaide between 1978-83. Its founding editors were Stuart Coupe and Donald Robertson, who worked together on the single-issue Punk zine Street Fever in December 1977. Though primarily focused on Australian and overseas rock music, it also covered areas of the burgeoning counterculture and issues such as punk. The final edition of December 1982 / January 1983 was published in Sydney.”