Use Pandora to Build Your Audience

At the recent IBMA conference, streaming services were a popular subject; Anna Frick hosted a panel on leveraging streaming for audience development. Rachel Whitney of Pandora Media showed Leadership Bluegrass alumni  how to interact with the service and get the greatest benefit of its features. Here’s Anna’s tutorial. Pandora was founded in 2000, making it […]

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New technology, research, software for better media archiving, Part One

In PART ONE of her report, Anna overviews new approaches to sticky shed syndrome and optical transfer technology, and azimuth adjustment. among other topics. Anna Frick and David Glasser attended the International AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration. The June event was held at the National Audiovisual Conservation Center in Culpeper VA, operated […]

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New technology, research, software for better media archiving, Part Two

In PART TWO of her report, Anna has a change of perspective on parallel transfer, reports on error-detection software and fixity, and other topics. Anna Frick and David Glasser attended the International AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration. The June event was held at the National Audiovisual Conservation Center in Culpeper VA, operated […]

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I found cool ways to use archival audio in new recordings at Folk Alliance

It’s almost impossible to sum up all that makes up Folk Alliance International. If you’ve been there before, you understand. It was my first year attending, and after years of hearing stories, I thought I was prepared. Folk Alliance is part family reunion, part party, part education, and an exploration of every nook and cranny […]

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What you should know about the new recommendations on high res audio

Anyone working in music production today can benefit from the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy’s latest effort, “Recommendations for Hi Resolution Music Production.” This 40-page document outlines best practices for recording, mixing, mastering and delivering high resolution audio files for consumers. Benefits for artists and audiences The most obvious beneift is the […]

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Colorado Collections Connection Meets on Audio Preservation

The Colorado Collections Connnection is a statewide organization of libraries, archives and museums that pursues training and policy development in areas of common concern. From a layperson’s viewpoint, these three types of entities might all seem the same, but they have different priorities and missions; professionals who work in these organizations tend to congregate with […]

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Keep Your Recordings Safe: Best Practices for Analog Media Preservation

  This post offers some simple tips to help collectors extend the life of analog recording media and prioritize their preservation for the long term. We live in a lucky time: we have sound recordings available to us at our very fingertips. Recorded sound surrounds us, and recordings – spoken or sung – are an […]

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Engineer’s Corner: Spotlight on Anna Frick

  Airshow HQ recently sat down with Anna Frick, engineer and Restoration Project Manager at our Boulder, CO studio, to talk about her experiences handling mastering, restoration, and everything in between. How did you get into engineering? A friend of mine in high school was a songwriter and I got this hairbrained idea to record […]

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