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150 years of Canadian sound

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Canada Day is just around the corner, and this year it’s especially important as it marks the start of Canada’s 150th birthday festivities. To commemorate this sesquicentennial anniversary, we’re taking a look at the CanadaSound project, and exploring how the … Read more>>


Music to have and to hold

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In a Spotify world where streaming reigns eternal, every song ever written is listenable in just a few clicks – making the carefully cultivated record collection all the rarer. Ahead of tomorrow’s annual Record Store Day, we’re taking a look … Read more>>


Celebrating music across the globe

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Awards season is truly upon us – a time to celebrate emerging and enduring talent the world over. From the Grammys to the BRIT Awards, we’ve enjoyed two star-studded musical award ceremonies this month – and we’re taking a look … Read more>>


Independent venues: shaping the sound of our cities

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Right now, the music industry is celebrating Independent Venue Week – seven days of gigs and events championing the small stages where future stars are made. These venues are incremental not just in launching new talent, but establishing the sound … Read more>>


Capture your audience with the power of voice

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In their latest advertising campaign, Amazon have showcased just how powerful the voice can be when bringing a story to life. But as we’re about to discover, vocal selection is pertinent not just in fiction, but for every brand who … Read more>>


The sound of summer

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That fleeting period between May and September is when all the world comes out to make some noise and celebrate the sunshine – helping listeners make memories that can be triggered by the slightest sound reminiscent of a July afternoon. … Read more>>


The stranger sound of the small screen

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Since it premiered on Netflix this July, there’s been one TV show on everyone’s lips: Stranger Things. It wasn’t just the suspense-filled story, compelling characters and powerful performances of the series that captured the imagination of the viewers – its … Read more>>


Defining the sound of Britain

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In our last blog post, we looked at the recordings preserved through the National Recording Register – the initiative established to protect sounds that are ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or reflect life in the United States.’ And after establishing … Read more>>


Protecting the sounds of a nation

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As well as its landmarks, its cuisine and its people, a nation is equally defined by its sound – and certain snippets of audio are particularly important in shaping identity in this way. In order to protect these historic sounds, … Read more>>


Music: the key to the Whitehouse

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The US presidential election takes place in less than nine months, and campaigns are well under way to win the allegiance of voters in the run up to the big event. Already, music is proving to be a hugely important … Read more>>


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