Vermont Biz: National Digital Archive project absorbs Vermont music album art

Vermont Biz: National Digital Archive project absorbs Vermont music album art. “Vermont Business Magazine The ‘Green Mountain Digital Archive’ (VT-GMDA) is a collaborative statewide initiative to bring Vermont’s digital cultural content to a highly visible national platform, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Big Heavy World, with the generous expert support of staff at Middlebury College, recently channeled digital images of approximately 5,000 Vermont-made musical recordings into this national digital collection.”

Tubefilter: Lawsuit from Grammy winner claims that YouTube’s copyright systems “reduce the value of all works”

Tubefilter: Lawsuit from Grammy winner claims that YouTube’s copyright systems “reduce the value of all works”. “On August 1, A California judge denied YouTube‘s request to throw out a 2020 lawsuit filed by jazz musician Maria Schneider. The suit, which argues that YouTube fails to protect smaller creators from infringement, will now be allowed to move forward.”

Jazz Journal: The wealth of jazz on the Ed Sullivan Show

Jazz Journal: The wealth of jazz on the Ed Sullivan Show. “The Ed Sullivan Show, which ran on CBS TV in the US every Sunday night from 1948-1971, is well known for appearances by The Beatles and other pop bands, but it also hosted many jazz performers, thus inadvertently forming a valuable historical archive of performances by leading jazz artists. Performances by several of these artists are now available on the official YouTube channel of The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Duke Fuqua School of Business: How should music streaming services pay artists?

Duke Fuqua School of Business: How should music streaming services pay artists?. “Going into the investigation, [Saša] Pekeč and his co-authors—Saeed Alaei, a scientist at Google Research, Ali Makhdoumi, also a professor of decision sciences at Fuqua, and Azarakhsh Malekian, a professor of operations management and statistics at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management—initially thought they were going to mathematically prove that the pro-rata rule was indeed unfair and bad for small artists. They were in for a surprise.”

Culture Map Houston: Beyoncé rules the internet with historic Twitter emoji celebrating her wildly anticipated new album

Culture Map Houston: Beyoncé rules the internet with historic Twitter emoji celebrating her wildly anticipated new album. “Now, in honor of the news that broke the internet this summer, Twitter has released a new fandom emoji in honor of Houston’s icon. Notably, this is only the second time ever that Twitter is creating an emoji for a fandom: BTS, the insanely popular K-Pop act, received the first custom fandom emoji in 2017 when the group reached 10 million followers.”

Stanford News: Stanford professor of music unravels centuries-old authorship mystery

Stanford News: Stanford professor of music unravels centuries-old authorship mystery. “Rodin, associate professor of music in the School of Humanities and Sciences, recently evaluated the authorship of the 346 pieces of music attributed to Josquin [ des Prez] (1450–1521) using an approach that blends scientific rigor with methods from the arts and humanities. As part of this massive undertaking, Rodin created the Josquin Research Project, a searchable, online database of music by Josquin and his contemporaries.”

Independent: Come Together – no, not there – Google Maps sends Beatles fans to wrong Abbey Road zebra crossing

Independent: Come Together – no, not there – Google Maps sends Beatles fans to wrong Abbey Road zebra crossing. “Dozens of people are re-creating the band’s 1969 Abbey Road album cover on a crossing about 1km from the real scene, which is close to the studios where the group recorded tracks including Come Together and Here Comes the Sun. It appears the visitors are being sent to the wrong location by Google Maps, which directs people to the crossing near the Abbey Medical Centre.”

‘I became desperate’: the singer trying to recover her legacy from the ABC (Sydney Morning Herald)

Sydney Morning Herald: ‘I became desperate’: the singer trying to recover her legacy from the ABC. “Marilyn Richardson, one of Australia’s finest ever opera singers, fears a chaotic approach to archiving at the ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation]– capped by a recent announcement of archivist staff cuts – could mean some of her historic performances have been lost forever. On one occasion, a family connection helped her track down a forgotten pile of recordings that had been left on a shelf in a locked room in a former ABC building in Adelaide.”

PR Newswire: The Jerry Garcia Foundation Partners with Starchive on Archive Project and Announces August 1st Concert to Celebrate Jerry’s 80th Birthday

PR Newswire: The Jerry Garcia Foundation Partners with Starchive on Archive Project and Announces August 1st Concert to Celebrate Jerry’s 80th Birthday (PRESS RELEASE). “The Jerry Garcia Archive, a new community resource created to preserve the historical and artistic contributions of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends, will begin accepting community contributions this August and host a benefit concert to celebrate the launch.”