AES New York 2018
Archiving and Restoration Track Event AR03
Thursday, October 18, 9:00 am — 10:00 am (1E10)
Archiving & Restoration: AR03 - Archive This! How Mastering Engineers Have Become Default Guardians of Audio AssetsPresenters:
Michael Graves, Osiris Studio - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Andreas Meyer, Swan Studios NYC / Meyer Media LLC - New York City, NY, USA
Cheryl Pawelski, Omnivore Records
Mastering engineers rarely deliver a physical product for manufacturing anymore. Once the final product is released, we may not hear from the artist or label again ... until years later when the phone rings and we hear, "Remember that album we did back in 200X? Now we want to create high resolution masters, vinyl masters, and a few remixes."
Responsibility for long term preservation of recorded assets has shifted from the record label to the expectation that someone else (often, the mastering engineer!) will take care of it. This panel explores the issues in asset management, the decision to archive or not to archive, the legal ramifications, and whether there ought to be a new, subscription-based business model for long term storage of client data.