AfroPop Radio Show
Alive From Off Center
All Music Guide
Art Against AIDS
Barbara Barna Casting
BBC Television (Arena)
Berger and Steingut
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Burris, Creech and Tuttle
Capital Cities Media
College Music Journal
Conde Nast Publications
Chronicles / Polygram
The Dance Project
Dance Theater of Harlem
Def Jam Records
Dust & Grooves
Dutch East India Imports
Ear Candy Records
Florentine Films / Ken Burns
Fondation Cartier, Paris
Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz
Future Noise Music
Grammy Hall of Fame
Grubman, Indursky and Schindler
Harvard University Press
The Internet Archive
Isolar / David Bowie
Jazz Hall of Fame, NY
Estate of Steve Lacy
Ladies’ Home Journal
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Late Show with David Letterman
Limon Dance Company
Loeb & Loeb
The Magic Shop
Muscle Shoals Sound
Museum of Television & Radio
Music Publisher’s Assoc.
Music Research Consultants
National Public Radio
New York Daily News
New York Magazine
New York Post
New York Public Library
Prelinger Film Archive
The Reader’s Catalog
Reuters News Service
Rhythm & Blues Foundation
Rock & Roll Confidential
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Rolling Stone Magazine
Rolling Stone Records
Sample Clearance Ltd.
Sandy Wilbur Music
Saturday Night Live
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
Special Rider Music / Bob Dylan
Straight Arrow Press
Swank Motion Pictures
Thomson & Thomson
Time Life Records
Tommy Boy Records
Tower Records Pulse!
US News & World Report
The Village Voice
Virgin Megastore, Paris
Voice of America
Warner Bros. Records
The Washington Post
William Morris Agency
The Wooster Group
World Financial Center
World Music Institute
Major research and consultation projects
2014 • Lossless digitization project with the Internet Archive, San Francisco, of the 350,000 CDs in the ARC collection, including scans of all attendant packaging.
2013 • Created a digital archive of avant-garde jazz musician Steve Lacy’s (1934 – 2004) handwritten manuscripts and notebooks, done in collaboration with the Estate of Steve Lacy. These one-of-a-kind documents contain over 500 published and unpublished compositions.
2008 • Scans (over 800) for the new Grammy Hall of Fame and Museum opening in LA.
2007 • Research, artwork and record cover loans for Rock’n’Roll exhibition at the The Fondation Cartier, Paris.
2006 • ARC Director B. George testifies before The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board, Public Hearing on the State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States. “Preservation challenges and practices in archives and libraries,” The Princeton Club, NYC, NY.
2004 • ARC provided all the scans and multimedia images for the opening exhibit at the The Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame at the AOL-Time Warner Building in New York in conjunction with Lincoln Center.
1999 • Begin long-term research contract with the Music Publishers Association (MPA) and The Harry Fox Agency. ARC does detailed cataloging of recordings appearing on eight separate Billboard charts. The CDs are stored in the permanent collection at the ARC and the data used to monitor payments due to authors and publishers.
1995 • Year long research project for the Microsoft Corporation to digitize album covers. Created an electronic photographic index/database of six thousand classic LP and CD covers for Music Central, a CD-ROM and website. ARC was chosen for this job over other competing institutions, including the Library of Congress, because of the completeness of our collection and our organizational skills.
1994 • Major research project providing data for Muze, a New York-based company supplying electronic inventory software and informational kiosks to music retailers.
1993 • Supply LPs for Dave’s Record Collection, a feature on TV program, Late Night with David Letterman.
1990 • Research services for the Microsoft Corporation, providing details on all recordings released in the US for the previous year.
1989 • ARC database of over 25,000 music industry professionals purchased by research member Time-Life, to provide contacts for a new start-up magazine, Entertainment Weekly.
1989 • Provides DJ services for the Don’t Bungle the Jungle benefit at BAM in support of saving the Brazilian rain forest. Provide lyrics of song, “I Got You Babe,” for Madonna and comic Sandra Bernhard to perform.
1988 • DJ and music supervision services for benefits supporting Artist’s Space, BAM, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and Creative Time.
1988 • Regular music programming at the World Financial Center, booking musical acts for the Winter Garden and dance bands on the outdoor plaza.
1987 • Providing contacts along with DJ and booking services for the first Art Against AIDS Benefit, hosted by Liza Minnelli.
1996 • Locating rights for samples used in creating hip-hop recordings for Tommy Boy Records.
Film research and consultation
2012 • Research services and graphic materials for the documentary film, Muscle Shoals, Ear Goggle Productions. Our own little drama was archivists Fred Patterson and Quinn MacRorie pulling LPs for this project in the dark by flashlight during Hurricane Sandy!
2010 • Vinylmania – When Life Runs at 33 Revolutions per Minute. Documentary by Paolo Campana. ARC featured in the film.
2009 • Taking Woodstock. Director Ang Lee. Locate music.
2006 • The Mayor of Sunset Strip. Research for director George Hickenlooper and appearance (B.George) in film on the life of Rodney Bingenheimer.
2005 • Ethiopian publishing search for Jim Jarmusch film, Broken Flowers. They never paid.
2004 • The Manchurian Candidate. Director Jonathan Demme. ARC researches and provides rare singles.
1998 • Research for Jonathan Demme’s Beloved.
1994 • Baseball. Documentary by Ken Burns. Located master recordings and publishing data.
1993 • Philadelphia. Director Jonathan Demme. Research for Academy Award winning film.
1992 • Bronx Tale. Director Robert DeNiro. Film consultation
1992 • That Thing You Do. Director Tom Hanks. Research and characterization of pre-Beatles looks and attitudes.
1990 • research for original Italian version of rock records for Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas
1988 • African music research for George Butler film African Game Trails.
1988 • The Last Temptation of Christ. Director Martin Scorsese. Provided research and musicians, including Sussan Deyhim who performed the keening song accompanying the opening of Lazarus’ tomb.
1986 • Research for Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild