M Magazine: New Project Brings Major Folk Song Collection to UK

M Magazine: New Project Brings Major Folk Song Collection to UK. “The digitised collection of James Madison Carpenter (pictured above), which has previously only been accessible by visiting the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, will become free to access online for the first time. Carpenter’s work includes a wealth of traditional songs, ballads and folk plays collected from performers in Scotland, England and Wales by the Harvard-trained scholar, mostly in the period from 1929 to 1935.”

New York Times: Alan Lomax Recordings Are Digitized in a New Online Collection

New York Times: Alan Lomax Recordings Are Digitized in a New Online Collection. “Alan Lomax made it his lifelong mission to archive and share traditional music from around the world. He spent decades in the field, recording heralded artists like Muddy Waters and Woody Guthrie, as well as far more obscure musicians, from the British Isles to Haiti. He also created systems to classify this music and explore the links between cultures. Lomax died in 2002, but the organization he founded, the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), is hoping to further his research with the Global Jukebox, a new online database.”

BusinessWire: GRAMMY Museum® and GRAMMY Foundation® Join to Expand Music Education and Preservation Efforts (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: GRAMMY Museum® and GRAMMY Foundation® Join to Expand Music Education and Preservation Efforts (PRESS RELEASE). “The GRAMMY Museum® and GRAMMY Foundation® have announced that the two organizations are merging to become the leading educational institution dedicated to broadening the historical and cultural significance of music. Combining the strengths of the highly complementary organizations, the newly expanded GRAMMY Museum Foundation will offer the best of each organization’s initiatives in preservation, education, exhibitions, and public programming.”

British Library: Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

From the British Library: Unlocking our Sound Heritage. “The British Library is today launching Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, a major preservation and access project which has received a £9.5m National Lottery grant. This builds on the generous support of other donors and funders, meaning that the total project funding of £18.8 million is now in place. The funding will enable the formation of the first ever national network of ten sound preservation centres. This network will now come together with the British Library to save almost half a million rare and unique recordings that are threatened by physical degradation or stored on formats that can no longer be played.”

Cornell: Hip Hop Collection releases online trove on genre’s rise

Cornell: Hip Hop Collection releases online trove on genre’s rise. “Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection is releasing hundreds of newly digitized images that tell the story of hip-hop’s explosion into the international mainstream and shed new light on some of its biggest stars, including LL Cool J, Queen Latifah and Public Enemy.”

For Show: Boston Flashpoint unveils massive archive of ’80s-era Boston music scene posters (Vanyaland)

Vanyaland: For Show: Boston Flashpoint unveils massive archive of ’80s-era Boston music scene posters. “Boston Flashpoint, Kino Digital Video’s online archive of the city’s music scene during its 1980s heyday, has this week unveiled ‘The Art of the ’80s Boston Band and Event Poster’, a showcased collection of roughly 150 posters, flyers, and prints that range from collages to illustrations to paintings to modified photography.”

YouTube Blog: Get the best seat in the house and watch Coachella live exclusively on YouTube

YouTube Blog: Get the best seat in the house and watch Coachella live exclusively on YouTube. “When you think of Coachella you think of amazing music artists, thrilling performances and nonstop fun in the middle of the desert. This year’s fest will be bigger than ever and even if you can’t make it to Coachella in person, you don’t have to miss out on a moment of the action.”