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

Give us a call : (212) 964-2296

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.

  • Chandler, Stacy. (11/10/2023) No Depression  “BONUS TRACKS: How Jeff Tweedy Learned to Love ‘Dancing Queen’”
  • Surface Magazine  (11/07/2023) “A World-Class Music Archive Seeks a New Home, and Other News.”
  • Logue, Faith. (11/05/2023)  NYS Music.“The ARChive Of Contemporary Music Launches Urgent Campaign To Find Permanent Home.”
  • Tribeca Citizen  (11/03/2023)Archive of Contemporary Music looking for new home…again”page 1
  • TVD HQ.  (11/02/2023) The Vinyl District. ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) launches urgent campaign to locate a permanent home.
  • Music Fests (11/01/2023)Archive of Contemporary Music Desperately Seeks Funding for New Home.” 
  • Grateful Web (10/31/2023) “Archive Of Contemporary Music Launches Urgent Campaign To Find Permanent Home”
  • Newman, Melinda. (10/31/2023) Billboard,  “Archive of Contemporary Music Seeks Funding for New Home”
  • Yakas, Ben.  (3/4/2020) Gothamist, “Inside The Last Days Of The ARChive Of Contemporary Music In Tribeca.”
  • 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. 
  • Pavia, Will. (1/12/2020) Times of London, UK. “Anyone Got Room for MY 1.75m Records?
  • 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.


  • 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 – ARChive Solves Music Riddles” 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.