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Clients + accomplishments

Here is a list of clients and Research Members over the years. Plus details on major research projects and film work.

3M Corp.
Advertising Age
AfroPop Radio Show
Alive From Off Center
All Music Guide
Allure Magazine
Robert Altman
Amnesty International
Laurie Anderson
Art Against AIDS
Artists Space
Atlantic Records
Ayer Advertising
Ballentine Books
Barbara Barna Casting
BBC Radio
BBC Television (Arena)
Berger and Steingut
Sandra Bernhard
Bloomberg Businessweek
Boston Phonix
R.R. Bowker
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Burris, Creech and Tuttle
Chris Butler
David Byrne
BZ Rights
Capital Cities Media
Capitol Records
CBS News
CBS Radio
Celluloid Records
Brian Chin
Circus Magazine
Club SOB’s
College Music Journal
Colors Magazine
Columbia University
Conde Nast Publications
Consumer Reports
Creative Time
Creem Magazine
Chronicles / Polygram
CUMERC, Jordan
Mike D
The Dance Project
Dance Theater of Harlem
Fred Dannen
Def Jam Records
Ron Delsener
Jonathan Demme
Dust & Grooves
Dutch East India Imports
Ear Candy Records
Elle Magazine
Ellipsis Records
Brian Eno
Entertainment Weekly
Esquire Magazine
European Music Office
Michael Feinstein
Eric Fischl
Florentine Films / Ken Burns
Fondation Cartier, ParisFord Motors
Frankfurt, Garbus, Klein and Selz
French Consulate
Future Noise Music
George Blood Audio + Video
Charlie Gillett
Glamour Magazine
Grammy Hall of Fame
Spalding Gray
Grubman, Indursky and Schindler
Guitar World
Tom Hanks
Harry Fox
Harvard University Press
High Times
Important Records
The Internet Archive
Isolar / David Bowie
Mick Jagger
Jamie/Guyden Records
Jim Jarmusch
Jazz Hall of Fame, NY
Jive Records
Jellybean Productions
David Johansen
Keyboard Magazine
Estate of Steve Lacy
Ladies’ Home Journal
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Late Show with David Letterman
Ang Lee
Limon Dance Company
Loeb & Loeb
MacNeil-Lehrer Productions
The Magic Shop
Mango Records
March 10
Christian Marclay
Greil Marcus
MCA/Chess Records
Izaac Mizrahi
Matthew Modine
Bradford Morrow
Muscle Shoals Sound
Museum of Television & Radio
Music Publisher’s Assoc.
Music Research Consultants
Mute Records
The Nation
National Public Radio
NBC News
New York Daily News
New York Magazine
New York Post
New York Public Library
Nonesuch Records
O Magazine
Conan O’Brien
Omnivore Recordings
Original Artists
Orion Pictures
Oval Records
Pantheon Books
Parade Magazine
People Magazine
PolyGram Records
Pratt University
Prelinger Film Archive
Profile Records
Radio Today
The Reader’s Catalog
Reader’s Digest
Reuters News Service
Rhino Records
Rhythm & Blues Foundation
Keith Richards
Ira Robbins
Rock & Roll Confidential
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
RockAmerica Video
Nile Rodgers
Rolling Stone Magazine
Rolling Stone Records
Patty Romanowski
Rounder Records
Sample Clearance Ltd.
Sandy Wilbur Music
Saturday Night Live
SBK Records
Martin Scorsese
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Magazine
Sony Music
Special Rider Music / Bob Dylan
Straight Arrow Press
Studio X-US,Jordan,India,Brazil
Swank Motion Pictures
John Sykes
Taschen Publications
Thomson & Thomson
Time Life Records
Tommy Boy Records
Tower Records Pulse!
Tribeca Films
Rodger Trilling
TVT Records
Upside Records
US News & World Report
Vanity Fair
Vilcek Foundation
The Village Voice
Virgin Megastore, Paris
Virtual Label LLC
Voice of America
WNET Television
WNYC Radio
Walker Art Center
Warner Bros. Records
The Washington Post
Wax Poetics
William Morris Agency
The Wooster Group
World Financial Center
World Music Institute

Major research and consultation projects

2017 ARC provides research for Taschen’s Art Record Covers by Francesco Spampinato. The book presents 500 record covers by visual artists, 1950s through today.  ARC owned more than 200 covers they were searching for and provided scans for this important publication.

2015 • Materials lent or scanned for exhibitions, Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival at the Museum of the City of New York and International Pop at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

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