Hip-Hop, Archiving, Preservation, and Mixtapes Panel at 2019 Audio Engineering Society’s NYC Convention!

On October 18, 10:15 – 11:15 am, we’re discussing hip-hop, archiving, preservation and mixtapes at the Audio Engineering Society’s NYC Convention! The convention will feature four days of dedicated programming to archiving and restoration curated by GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer and audio preservationist Jessica Thompson.

Cache Rules Everything Around Me: Archiving and Preserving Hip-Hop in a Digital Age, chaired by Mixtape Museum founder Regan Sommer McCoy will be moderated by Manny Faces, founder of The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy.

Panelists include:

The opening ceremonies of the conference on October 16, 12 pm kick off with a keynote by hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash. This panel and all other sessions are open to registered AES New York attendees.

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The Mixtape Museum Featured at the 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)

On Thursday, March 20, I will be speaking at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in Indianapolis. 

Thursday, 4:45–6:00 p.m. | JW Marriott, Grand Ballroom V, Third Floor

The Mixtape Museum: Preserving Analog in a Digital Era

The Mixtape Museum (MXM) is an archive project dedicated to advancing public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, and technique of the mixtape, as well as the impact mixtapes have made around the world. The MXM encourages research of mixtapes as records of time, place, and situation and of the individuals that have helped to shape their existence.

The introduction of analog recording media, i.e. compact cassettes, made it possible to store and duplicate music, but also to interact with music. The MXM aims to uncover how DJs used this medium to change the landscape of the music industry. Little research has been specifically devoted to the intellectual history of these DJ-produced recordings and their artifactual qualities and many of these analog recordings are deteriorating and must be reformatted to ensure their existence for study and pleasure.

In this session, Sommer, founder of MXM will take the listener through her journey to encourage the use of these recordings to document history and to achieve systematic preservation in the DJ community.

More information on this year’s speakers and sessions are here. Follow conference happenings at #4C14.