More details would help. Specific musicians, copyright ownership, etc?
-- Tom Fine
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From: "John Schroth" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:32 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] GRAMMY Foundation schedule released
> I'm hoping that the collective minds at ARSC can help me.
> A client came to me with a sampling of one-of-a-kind video recordings of a very well-known
> musician. He passed several years ago. In the basement of his abandoned recording studio are
> unique video and audio recordings that are in a state of bad decay and in dire need of
> preservation. There are little private funds from the family to stabilize and digitize these
> recordings. The recordings are at high risk and the loss of the content would be a huge loss to
> the music world. I have offered my assistance in helping to preserve the collection but we require
> funding for preservation of the content.
> Besides the Grammy Foundation, can someone please point me to other preservation grants available
> that would apply to this type of preservation?
> Thanks in advance for any input.
> Kind Regards,
> John Schroth
> On 7/30/2014 2:47 PM, Ann Blonston wrote:
>> This from the GRAMMY FOUNDATION:
>> GRAMMY FOUNDATION® GRANT PROGRAM: 2015 LETTER OF INQUIRY ONLINE
>> The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program is generously funded by The Recording Academy®. To date, the
>> Program has awarded over $6 million to more than 300 noteworthy projects. The Grant Program
>> provides funding annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the
>> archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations,
>> as well as research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. In 2008 the
>> Grant Program expanded its categories to include planning (assistance) grants for individuals and
>> small to mid-sized organizations to assist collections held by individuals and organizations that
>> may not have access to the expertise needed to create a preservation plan. The planning process,
>> which may include inventorying and stabilizing a collection, articulates the steps to be taken to
>> ultimately archive recorded sound materials for future generations.
>> HOW TO APPLY:
>> A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. Please read the
>> guidelines as they change from year to year. To submit a letter of inquiry for the 2015 GRAMMY
>> Foundation grant cycle, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org/grants. The deadline each year for
>> submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.
>> The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program funds the following areas:
>> 1. Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 Maximum Award
>> 2. Archiving And Preservation Projects:
>> A. Preservation Implementation: $20,000 Maximum Award
>> B. Assistance, Assessment And/Or Consultation: $5,000 Maximum Award
>> For more information on the GRAMMY Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
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