143rd AES CONVENTION Presenters: Regan Sommer McCoy

AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author

Regan Sommer McCoy

Regan Sommer McCoy

Primary Affiliation: The Mixtape Museum - New York, NY, USA

Regan Sommer McCoy is a music industry, non-profit, and information technology professional who is passionate about the intersection of hip-hop, education, and technology. She organizes projects and events that bring together artists, DJs, techies, and scholars to advance hip-hop education and the preservation of hip-hop history.

Sommer has over 15 years of experience in the music industry, most notably as a liaison to Virginia hip-hop duo Clipse. In 2007, she joined the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) where she is currently the Database Manager and Digital Media Coordinator. She is the Digital Content Manager and Co-curator at The Hip-Hop Education Center, a non-profit dedicated to professionalizing the field of hip-hop education. She is a charter member of the William & Mary Hip-Hop Collection, a member of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), sits on the board of directors of Minds Behind the Music, and the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame’s Artifacts, Exhibits, and Preservation Committee.

Her project The Mixtape Museum (MXM) is currently being supported by her appointment as a Columbia University Community Scholar. MXM is an archive project dedicated to advancing public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, and technique of the mixtape. It explores how mixtapes changed the landscape of music, encourages protection of DJ-produced mixtapes in danger of deterioration, and seeks to achieve systematic preservation in the DJ community. In April 2016, she launched Hip-Hop Hacks, a hackathon for students to explore the intersections of technology and hip-hop culture.

More Info: https://iamsommer.com/

Session List

Oct 21: AR12: Is There Life on MARS? Preservation Techniques for the 21st Century (Panelist)

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