Univer­sity re­ceives $2M grant for preser­va­tion of mu­sic col­lec­tion

Waterloo Region Record - - NIGHTLIFE -

The largest mu­sic ar­chive in Canada is be­ing pre­served at the Univer­sity of Cal­gary and con­tains com­pi­la­tions from some of this coun­try’s most well-known artists that have never been heard be­fore. EMI Mu­sic Canada gave the univer­sity more than 5,500 boxes full of mu­sic and ar­ti­facts that doc­u­ment its his­tory from 1949 to 2012 and a $2 -mil­lion grant will help the team to pre­serve the rare col­lec­tion. The col­lec­tion also in­cludes thou­sands of im­ages, lyric sheets, pro­duc­tion notes and even drafts of al­bum art­work. The goal of the project is to doc­u­ment Canada’s mu­sic his­tory and to share the unique sto­ries be­hind some of this coun­try’s favourite tunes.

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