AES London 2010
Recording Industry Event

Tuesday, May 25, 14:00 — 15:45 (Room C2)

AES/APRS—Life in the Old Dogs Yet—Part Three: After the Ball—Protecting the Crown Jewels

John Spencer, BMS CHACE
Chris Clark, British Library Sound Archive
Tommy D, Producer
Tony Dunne, A&R Coordinator, DECCA Records and UMTV/UMR - UK
Simon Hutchinson, PPL
Paul Jessop, Consulant IFI/RIAA
George Massenburg, P&E Wing, NARAS

A fascinating peek into the unspoken worlds of archiving and asset protection. It examines the issues surrounding retrievable formats that promise to future-proof recorded assets and the increasing importance of accurate recordings information (metadata). A unique group of experts from archiving and royalty distribution communities will hear a presentation from John Spencer, from BMS CHACE in Nashville, explaining his work with NARAS and the U.S. Library of Congress to establish an information schema for sound recording and Film and TV audio and then engage in a group discussion. The discussion then moves onto probably the most important topic to impact on the future of the sound and music economies—how to keep what we’ve got and reward those who made it.

Sir George Martin CBE was also awarded an AES Honorary Membership just before this session started. The award was introduced by AES Past President Jim Anderson and presented to Sir George by AES President Diemer de Vries. Click here to watch a video of the presentation.