Meet your music heroes in the NAMM Oral History Project

A visit to Leon Russell’s home studio led Lenise Bent to abandon film and become a recording engineer, starting at Village Recorders in the mid-70s. George Gruhn’s interest in the way old guitars were built led to his landmark “Guide to Vintage Guitars” and the transformation of used instruments into vintage guitars of great value. […]

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MIX Magazine profiles Boulder studio

Barbara Schultz of Mix captured the feel of the new Boulder location in her December article about Dave, Anna and the new room. She queried Sam Berkow about the specific challenges associated with taming frequencies in the (slightly) smaller room size chosen for the new studio. We’re thrilled with all the interest shown this year […]

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Happy 33-1/3 Birthday to Us!

The official studio warming of the new Boulder Airshow coincided with Airshow’s 33-1/3 anniversary. David Glasser founded Airshow in spring 1983 to do live recording for broadcast (hence air + show; now you know). The very first Airshow studio was in a basement, like many studio startups. In 1990, David graduated to a purpose-built room […]

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Folk Alliance 21st Century Archiving Panel Audio and Resource List

On Feb 18, I was privileged to host a discussion of music archiving at the Folk Alliance conference in Kansas City. My very able and well-organized panelists were Steve Szymanski of Planet Bluegrass who discussed audio/video production and archives, and photography and book publishing; Mary Muse of Kerrville Folk Festivals who discussed the broad range […]

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Colorado’s Music Strategy = More $$ for Music Makers

In January 2014, we introduced the work of Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) . That year, the staff of CCI, under the leadership of Margaret Hunt, began working on creating the state’s official music strategy, a three- to five-year plan to develop the music economy in Colorado. CCI is Colorado’s designated State Arts Agency—every state has […]

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You’re Not Alone – Millions of Analog Audio Recordings Await Digitization

Report from ARSC — Everybody Has Something Ann Blonston represented Airshow’s Restoration Center at the 2015 ARSC conference in Pittsburgh in late May. She describes the event as a entertaining mash-up of archive professionals and obsessive collectors. “Quantifying the Need: A Survey of Existing Sound Recordings in Collections in the United States” is the title […]

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Paramount Records Press Updated

David Glasser and Anna Frick worked to restore and master a unique catalog of music — The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932, Volumes One and Two. Each volume holds 800 tracks. Volume One, covering the years 1917- 1927, was released in fall 2013 to great critical acclaim, and we collected some of the […]

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Archive-It! Be a cultural content aggregator using the Internet Archive

If you’re a composer of contemporary classical music, your works will live on in perpetuity—on the web, at least. New York University is archiving the careers of hundreds of contemporary classical composers in a web-based project that is scalable and viable for the long term. It includes recorded music content and manuscripts. It doesn’t require […]

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