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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
. Distinguished entertainment industry supporters are on our Board of Trustees Board of Advisors.
There’s a wealth of info scattered around our site, which should help you know us better.
We have posted our
contains a great many ARC photos, logos and graphics. Please ARC images gallery credit properly if you use any of our images.
We’ve posted an entire
from day one (1985) to the present. history of the ARC
Information on our
are also available. research services
and clients accomplishments + major research projects
Here are three of the more
substantial press stories on the ARC.
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.
Kalish, Jon. (3/2/2020)
All Things Considered, NPR Radio. “The Archive Of Contemporary Music — And Its 3 Million Recordings — Is Leaving NY.” Mücke, Peter. (1/14/2020)
ARD German TV & Radio Network. Robertz, Andreas (1/10/2020) German Public Radio.
Fraccaro, Nicholas. (1/9/2020)
VICE News Tonight. Interview with B.George. Balonon-Rosen, Peter. (1/9/2020)
The Marketplace Report Podcast, syndicated. Interview with B.George. Pavia, Will. (1/8/2020)
The London Times, Interview with B.George,
Yakas, Ben. (1/8/2020)
The Gothamist, WNYC. Interview with B.George.
Pavia, Will. (1/12/2020)
Times of London, UK. “ Anyone Got Room for MY 1.75m Records?“ NBC News, Channel 4, NYC (1/7/2020)
“Over 3 Million Records Need New Home in NYC as Archive Struggles With Rising Rent” Off, Carol (1/7/2020)
“ radio program, CBC Radio, Canada, Ditribution USA via PRI. As It Happens”
Welt am Sonntag, Berlin. (1/5/20) German newspaper recap of New York Times report. Norman, Derek M. (1/3/2020)
New York Times, “Wanted: A Home for Three Million Records.” Donaldson, Maggy. (9/21/2019) “
At vast New York Warehouse, Preserving Records in the Digital Age.” Yahoo Finance.
Morgan Richard. (3/12/2019)
“Rebuilding The ARC“ Rolling Stone Magazine. 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…
How one group is salvaging old “78” records.” Shapiro, Susan. (8/23/2017). “ 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 (9/11-9/2014). “
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 Campana, Paolo. (1/1/2011) “Vinylmania, when life runs at 33 Revolutions per Minute.”ARC featured in film.
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. Staff. (5/21/2010) “
Keep Those Records Playing” Columbia, The magazine of Columbia University. 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,” by the Editor of the Paris Review. 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.. ABC News (4/15/2009). “Largest Pop Music Archive Puts Catalog Online.” This AP syndicated story also appears on the Access Atlanta website, in AOL Hollywood, ATT Newswire and 200 affiliated sites, networks and newspapers.
CU Arts Newspaper, Columbia University (4/10/2009). “The Arts Initiative and the Columbia University Libraries Have Joined in a Cooperative Agreement with the ARChive of Contemporary Music.”
Moody, Laura L. (2009). “
The ARChive of Contemporary Music: An Interview with Bob George,” Music Reference Services Quarterly, 12(1-2), p. 37-41. Published by Routledge Press. 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. Carelton College, MN. Strauss, Neil. (6/7/2001) “Judging Album Covers as Artworks”
The Pop Life, New York Times. (3/13/2001) “Bob George, Experto en Música.”
Arts, Servicio Mundial de la BBC. In Spanish. Hinckley, David (6/11/1999). “A Contemporary Record Collection Agency,”
NY Daily News. Feature on ARC + 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. 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. 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. Including Mr. George’s hometown,
Youngstown Vindicator. 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. Cuddihee, Catherine. (2/1987) “True Love’s Ways.”
Boston Magazine 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.