University receives $2M grant for preservation of music collection
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.