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Just posted it everywhere I could. Great project!

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> On Aug 21, 2018, at 8:43 PM, Tom Diamant <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> The Arhoolie Foundation’s Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican American
> and Mexican Recordings
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> In an effort to make our collection accessible to the general public we are
> uploading videos of our 78rpm collection to Youtube and as of today we have
> uploaded over 10,000 videos https://www.youtube.com/c/fronteracollection 
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> Each video features a recording of the entire 78, scan of the label, with
> all the metadata and notes listed in the “show more” section. We continue to
> upload 99 videos every day (we have 24,000 more songs to go from the 78s).
> Since we started in April we have had over 550,000 views and close to 1,000
> overwhelmingly positive,  informative, and often emotional comments (99.9%
> in Spanish). We have created several play lists to help navigate the channel
> and will create more.
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> 
> As some of you know, we have a long standing partnership with UCLA and have
> a Frontera website on their Digital Library site.
> http://frontera.library.ucla.edu/  We have over 125,000 recordings up on
> that site along with a blog by author Agustín Gurza, but unless you log in
> from the UCLA domain, you can only listen to 90 seconds. For years people
> have ask for more accessibility. The Youtube site does not replace the UCLA
> site, it compliments it, and drives people to the UCLA site.  The traffic to
> the UCLA site has increased tenfold since we started the Youtube channel. We
> continue to add more recordings to the UCLA site as we digitize more.
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> The search function on the Youtube site is extremely helpful The best way to
> find things is to only search the Frontera Collection channel (you have to
> do this from a desktop, or using the mobile version of the site in a browser
> – you can’t use the youtube mobile app which for some reason won’t allow you
> to search a specific channel.). You can search for the title, artists,
> catalog number, matrix number, label, as well as musical style and subject
> matter which we have tagged.
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> Many of the videos have been claimed as copyrighted (both correctly and some
> totally incorrectly) but Youtube has only totally blocked 2 videos and has
> blocked about another 10 in certain countries. Theoretically, Youtube is
> paying royalties on those copyrighted recordings and at some point those
> right holders could monetize those videos. The Arhoolie Foundation claims no
> rights to the music in the videos and does not try to monetize them.
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> The Arhoolie Foundation’s Strachwitz Frontera Collection of Mexican American
> and Mexican Recordings is an archive of over 160,000 individual recordings
> on cylinder, 78, 45, LPs, cassettes, reel to reel master tapes and a few CDs
> collected and donated to the Foundation mostly by Chris Strachwitz.
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> 
> Tom Diamant
> 
> Director – Frontera Digitizing Project
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> Arhoolie Foundation
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> 10341 San Pablo Ave.
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> El Cerrito, CA 94530
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> Phone: 510-525-7471
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> <http://www.arhoolie.org/> www.arhoolie.org
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