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Please contact us for a current press kit. Just tell us what you need.

Give us a call : (212) 226-6967

We no longer maintain a fax, but we’re email-able : info@arcmusic.org

You’re on our website now : www.arcmusic.org

Our mission statement : To collect, preserve and provide information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world, produced from 1945 to the present. Here’s a more theoretical version.

ARC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational corporation. EIN/Federal ID # : 13-3347764. Our governing entity is the Board of Trustees. Distinguished entertainment industry supporters are on our Board of Advisors.

There’s a wealth of info scattered around our site, which should help you know us better.

We have posted our acquisition/collections policies.

The ARC images gallery contains a great many ARC photos, logos and graphics. Please credit properly if you use any of our images.

We’ve posted an entire history of the ARC from day one (1985) to the present.

Information on our research services are also available.

This includes clients and accomplishments + major research projects

Here are three of the more substantial press stories on the ARC.


Below are all the things that have been written about us with links if we have them.

Let us know if you create or discover any others.

 

  • Baker, Sarah  (2018). Community Custodians of Popular Music’s Past – A DIY Approach to Heritage.  Routledge, ARC cited p 7, 12-13, 22, 32, 39-42, 49, 65-66, 69, 114-115.
  • Anderson, Laurie  (2018).  All The Things I Lost In The Flood: Essays On Pictures, Language And Code. Rizzoli. Contains photos by B. George.
  • Copenhaver, Katie (4/10/2018) “Archive of Contemporary Music Working to Preserve Greek Music for the Ages.” Windy City Greek News, online
  • Athanasatos, Christodoulos (4/5/2018), New Greek TV (NGTV). News report on ARC and digitizing our collection of Greek 78rpm recordings
  • Webster, Johnny (April 2018). “Into the Arc” Long Live Vinyl, issue 13, UK,  p 28-31.
  • Haagsma, Robert  (2018). “B. George.”  chapter, Passion for Vinyl – An Ode to Analog – Part II, Record Industry Press, Netherlands, p 107-111.
  • Marquardt, Max (2018). “50.000 Schallplatten zum freien Download.”  German Playboy.  (I just get it for the articles).  Anyway, they did the whole thing w/o talking to me. All info off the ever-reliable internet… 
  • Shapiro, Susan. (8/23/2017).  “How one group is salvaging old “78” records.” WGAL, NBC TV, Philadelphia. Feature on George Blood’s digitizing efforts with the Internet Archive, but ARC collected all the discs he’s processing.
  • Metro Magazine, Bruxelles (8/19/2017).  “L’ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) et l’Internet Archive se sont associés pour numériser et mettre gratuitement en ligne des milliers de vinyles.” Publicité from Belgium – Links a little goofy, picture NOT of the ARC, and a great many stories all a jumble – but hey, they’re Walloons + we love ’em!
  • Prichard, Will (8/18/2017). “How the Great 78 Project is Saving Half a Million Songs From Obscurity.”   Vinyl Factory, UK. Nice long story with groovy online comments.
  • Deahi, Dani (8/12/2017). “Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive”  The Verge.
  • Kennedy, Kelsey. (5/4/2017). “A Wayback Machine for Early 20th Century Tunes.” Atlas Obscura.  More on The Great78Project.
  • Simpson, Dave (4/19/16). “How We Made Laurie Anderson’s O Superman.”  Interview, the Guardian, UK.  Laurie’s first release was on ARC Director B. George’s label, One Ten Records.
  • Joyner, Jaz; Ned Dymoke (9/19/2014). “The One LP Project,” Time Out Magazine. ARC’s first gallery show as Friday’s to-do pick for the perfect weekend in New York.
  • Stiffler, Scott (9/11-9/204). “What the great ones groove to, and why,” Downtown Express. Vol. 27, No. 7; p 25.
  • Reel, Monte (8/10/2014). “The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records,” New York Times Sunday Magazine. pg 18-23. Online and print feature citing ARC as an ‘inspirational model.’
  • Hopper, Nate (5/25/2014). “Men of Records -The World’s Most Obsessive Album Collectors,” Esquire Magazine.
  • Uhl, John (12/2013-1/2014). “Columbia Partners With ARChive of Contemporary Music,” The Record, 39(4).
  • Rao, Shuchita (9/26/2013). “Archive of Contemporary Music to Spotlight India,” Sruti Magazine.
  • Gil de Rubio, Dave (6/2013).”Analog in a Digital World – ARChive of Contemporary Music” Blurt Online.
  • Koral, April (3/2013). “For the Record,” Tribec Trib. p. 20-21. Cover story and separate online feature.
  • (5/29/2012). “A Visit to The ARChive of Contemporary Music,” Inside Steven Alan.
  • Fletcher, Tony (2/14/2012). “The ARChive of Contemporary Music: Collecting Gone Mad,” Tony Fletcher’s iJamming!.
  • Eyer, Banning (3/29/2011). “Bob George: Muslim World Music Day,” Afropop Worldwide
  • Neeley, Dan and B.George. (10/1/2010). “The 45 Adapters,” Wax Poetics Magazine, Japanese Edition p. 110-111. Illustrated revamp of an ARC blog in Japanese.
  • Chassey, Eric de. (2010).  euro-punk – the visual culture of punk in europe [1976-1980].  Drago, Italy, English version of French book accompanying gallery exhibition at the Cité de la Musique, Paris, France (Oct 15, 2013 – Jan 19, 2014. B. George single, punkapella, illustrated, p116, one of the few discs on display in the exhibition.  “Hey, I’m not European!”
  • Folds, Andrea (11/20/2009). “Author Greil Marcus Looks Back on ‘Lipstick Traces’ in New Punk Rock Retrospective,” Columbia Spectator.
  • (9/4/2009) “Summer Songs,” National Public Radio (NPR). ARC Director B. George recommends recordings.
  • Stein, Lorin (8/24/2009). “Of C’s and D’s,” The Atlantic.
  • Greene, David (8/16/2009). “Remember This Great Music? The Archive Does,” NPR, Weekend Edition Sunday.
  • Nessen, Stephen (8/12/2009). “Noah’s ARChive.” http://stephennessen.com
  • Nessen, Stephen (8/2009). “The World’s Biggest Record Collection?,” Record Collector Magazine, issue 365.
  • Gonzale, David (5/7/2009). “Sampling a Vast Archive of Music,” New York Times, City Room Blog.
  • Gonzale, David (5/8/2009). “If It Rode The Airwaves It’s Probably Here.” New York Times, p. A-27. Illustrated feature.
  • (5/2009). “Columbia, ARChive of Contemporary Music partner.” Advanced Technology-Libraries, v.38, no.5, p.8, 9.
  • staff. (4/25/2009). “DIGITAL NEWS IN BRIEF: Archive of Contemporary Music,” Music Week, UK. p. 9..
  • Moody, Laura L. (2009). “The ARChive of Contemporary Music: An Interview with Bob George,” Music Reference Services Quarterly, 12(1-2), p. 37-41.
  • Zimmer, Amy (1/23/2007). “One Man’s Love Affair With Records,” Metro NY. pg 1, pg 5. Illustrated feature.
  • Clendaniel, Morgan (12/8/2006). “Permanent Record,” Good Magazine, issue 002.
  • Caine, Paul (10/1/2006). “ARChive of Contemporary Music and B. George,” Roadtrip.
  • Hinckley, David (6/11/1999). “A Contemporary Record Collection Agency,” NY Daily News. Feature on ARC and upcoming record sale.
  • Staff (6/20/1998). “Records, Ruben & Raconteurs,” Daily News, p. 22. Blurb about sale.
  • Stamler, Bernard (6/15/1997). New York Times, City Section. Small feature on ARC & record sale.
  • Ellman, Steve (1/1/1997).”Vinyl Heaven,” Time Out Guide to New York. Feature, illustrated.
  • George, Bob (4/1/1996). “ARChive of Contemporary Music.” Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Point of View section. Article with photo.
  • Abramsohn, Jennifer (7/19/1993). “Hoarding Recordings.” New York Newsday. p. 23. Illustrated feature.
  • Williams, Marine (2/12/1993) “Preserving For Posterity,” Album Network.
  • Bessman, Jim (1/25/1993). “Music Archive, Ryko Have Creative License,” Billboard.
  • DiGiacomo, Frank and Joanna Mollow (11/2/1992). “Vinyls Go Two-by-Two into the ARC,” New York Post. Short feature on ARC and upcoming benefit party.
  • Skelly, Richard (4/3/1992). “Send Two Copies of Each, Please,” Goldmine. Feature with photos.
  • staff (2/11/1992). “Archive Turns Five,” Billboard. Photo and caption on ARC Benefit party.
  • Hinckley, David (8/8/1991). “Hot wax at an archive sale” Daily NewsShort Cuts Blurb about ARC sale.
  • Hornaday, Ann (5/16/1991). “The Vinyl Underground, ” NY Daily News, p. 39. Feature on collecting vinyl, ARC part of the focus. [or Urban Gazette ?]
  • Robbins, Wayne (10/7/1990). “The Color of Music,” Newsday.
  • Bessman, Jim (7/1/1990). “Pop History,” Spin. Article with photo.
  • Daly, Mike (5/6/1990). “N.Y. On Verge of Major Loss – Huge ARChive of Contemporary Music May go to Europe,” Downbeat. Feature.
  • Zacharek, Stephanie (5/1/1990). “You Can Look It Up,” Oldies, p.8. Feature with photo.
  • Ivascu, Tessa (4/1/1990).”Archives,” Backstage. France, with photo of Scorsese.
  • staff (4/1/1990). “Passion Goes to New York,” Paris Passion (France). Feature.
  • Hinckley, David (3/18/1990).”Archive May Be Going Dutch,” NY Daily News, Critic-At-Large section, p 33.
  • Hinckley, David (11/20/1989). “Stars Take Spin as Dj’s,” NY Daily News. Feature on ARC fundraising party with photo of Lou Reed.
  • Bessman, Jim (9/5/1989).”Archive Aims To Preserve Pop,” Billboard. v101, no.n31, p. 71. Feature.
  • Piccolomini, Manfredi (9/1/1989). “In questo archivio c’é tutto il pop”Giornale della Musica. (Italy). Feature in major Italian journal of Classical & Avant Garde Music.
  • Hinckley, David (7/20/1989). “Money Can’t Buy Love, but It Can Save Music,” NY Daily News, Short Cuts section.
  • Santoro, Gene (4/1/1989). “Preserving Pop Culture for Posterity,” Tower Record’s Pulse Magazine, p. 28-31. Feature with photographs.
  • Santoro, Gene (3/5/1989). “ARChive Is Home To Trove of Tunes,” New York Post. Feature with photo.
  • Harper’s staff (3/1/1989). “It’s Not Only Rock n’ Roll,” Harper’s, p. 33. Sidebar listing music genres.
  • Gopnik, Adam (12/26/1988). “Records,” New Yorker. Feature profile on B. George and ARC.
  • staff (12/16/1988). AP wire story that ran nationwide.
  • Gross, Ken with Victoria Balfour (8/22/1988). “They’ve Got The Best Pop Library Ever, But These Guys Don’t Try To Break Records,” People Magazine, Arts section. Feature with photo.
  • Callahan, Tom (8/1/1988). “A Treasure Trove of Pop,” Ford Times, p. 20-23. Feature with photographs.
  • Callahan, Tom (3/1/1988). “Noteworthy Endeavors After Hours,” US Air In-Flight Magazine, p. 18-20. Feature.
  • Cuddihee, Catherine (10/1/1987). “True Love’s Way,” Boston Magazine, Music Section. Feature w/ photo.
  • Mitchell, Justin (7/19/1987). “If it’s Pop-Music Related, It Has A Home,” Rocky Mountain News. Feature.
  • Cobb, Nathan (6/1/1987). “American Pop: Building Rock’s Biggest Record Library,” Boston Globe, p. 9-10. Feature.
  • Bordowitz, Hank (6/15/1987). “Department of Collection: If It’s On Vinyl These Guys Will Take It,” Hits, p. 42-43. Feature with photographs.
  • Palmer, Robert (5/14/1987). “For U2, a discovery of American Originals,” New York Times, Critics Notebook, p. C21. Not a feature, mentions ARC favorably.
  • Farber, Jim (4/12/1987). “Not Fade Away,” NY Daily News. Feature with photo.
  • Barol, Bill (4/6/1987). “One Of Each, Please – A Collection of Global Pop Music Grows In New York,” Newsweek, p. 54-55. Feature article with color photos.
  • Seidenberg, Robert (4/1/1987). “Tunes From The Crypt,” Music & Sound Output. Feature.
  • Pearlman, Jill (3/16/1987). “Wax Museum,” New York Magazine. FastTrack Section, p. 24. Feature with photo.
  • Poland, Walter (9/1/1986). “Sounds,” Penthouse. Feature on ARC with illustration.
  • (5/1/1986). Playboy. sidebar.
  • Santoro, Gene (4/1/1986). “Building The ARC,” Downbeat. v53, p13. Feature.
  • Wright, Peter (4/1/1986). “The American Way,” Catalogue (UK), #36. Feature on ARC.
  • staff (3/10/1986).Details. Photo feature on celebrities attending ARC’s Limelight Benefit.
  • Iorio, Paul (2/15/1986). “Archive of Contemporary Music’s Pop Library Launched,” Cash Box. Sidebar.
  • Paper staff (2/1/1986) “American Original,” Paper. Sidebar benefit notice.
  • Melody Maker staff (2/1/1986). “Talk,” Melody Maker. Sidebar on ARC benefit party.
  • Tabor, Lisa (2/1/1986). “Rock On: Pop Music ARChive Opens,” International Musician. vol. 84 (no.8). Feature on ARC.
  • Palmer, Robert (1/15/1986). New York Times. Paragraph on Limelight Benefit party.
  • Hinckley, David (1/1/1986). NY Daily News. Story on Limelight Benefit party.
  • Simmons, Doug (1/1/1986). Village Voice. Centerfold featuring ARC Limelight benefit.
  • Grossweiner, Bob (12/27/1985) “New York Report,” Performance Magazine, Street News section. Feature and info on ARC launch.
  • Rosner, Ellen (12/1/1985). “One Man’s Dream,” New York Law School Reporter. Arts & Entertainment Section. Feature on ARC.
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