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Master of Arts (MA)
Jimerson, Randall C.
Kurtz, Tony, 1965-
McKinney, Gary (Gary Russell)
Master recordings as products created by the music industry are some of the greatest time capsules in American culture. Throughout the history of the music industry master recordings received little attention and were not appreciated for the informational and evidential values held within the recordings. American archival theory provides the solution to help prevent the loss of master recordings and hence the loss of a piece of America's culture. Through archival preservation and partnerships between record companies and independent archives, master recordings and the American culture contained within them have a better chance than ever of surviving for many years to come.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Sound archives--United States; Music trade--United States--Management; Sound recording libraries--United States; Sound recordings--Conservation and restoration--United States; Copyright--Sound recordings--United States; Copyright and digital preservation--United States
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Shay, Joseph, "Preserving 'His Masters' Voice': the archival significance of master recordings" (2011). WWU Graduate School Collection. 159.