More than 100 years of recorded sound history — from the earliest extent recordings to today's born-digital formats — will be explored when collectors, archivists, audio engineers, and recording historians convene for the 45th Annual ARSC Conference May 11–14 in Los Angeles. Hosted by the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, sessions will focus on a full range of musical genres, artists and performances, as well as the timely issues of recorded sound preservation and restoration, public access and copyright reform.
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings in all genres of music and speech and from all periods. The conference brings together a unique mix of more than 200 recorded sound experts from the United States and abroad. All events will take place at the Wilshire Grand Los Angeles and the conference is open to the general public. All sessions, with the exception of evening presentations, require a registration fee, which may be submitted in advance or onsite. Daily rates are also available. For a full conference program, abstracts for each session and a registration form, visit http://www.arsc-audio.org/conference/.