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One Week Away – what are you doing?

April 6, 2011

Everyone – We’re just one week away from Muslim World Music Day.   So PLEASE if you promised, or I pestered you into doing something, do it!

The site is up at http://www.muslimworldmusicday.com and is slowly being loaded up, the galleries are fun and nearly finished.  Have a look.

  • Send us your URL if you’re in the biz. All URLs and full websites of participants will be preserved by the Internet Archive in San Francisco.
  • Tell your friends. Blog, tweet, face, blab, space and post information about Muslim World Music Day, April 12
  • How to Contribute

    Artists

  • Contribute information about you.
  • What’s your URL? e-mail?
  • Send a discography. It is becoming very difficult to find all the information necessary to correctly identify a sound recording through online resources. Make yourself immortal! Ideally, provide the following information in the following order: artist or band name / title of recording / record company / record company number / UPC number / year of release / format. You can send in Word as a tab or comma separated file, in excel or any database format.
  • Better yet, send ARC a copy of your recordings. We’ll catalog them and preserve them forever.
  • Record Companies

  • Provide press kits and info on your artists.
  • Send an electronic catalog of all your releases. Preferably as a word or excel document.
  • You could always send the recordings.
  • Libraries and Archives

  • Let us know about your collections. Size and scope, specialties and peculiarities. Send that URL.
  • Send metadata pertaining to music of the greater Islamic world. Provide the following information in the following order: artist or band name / title of recording / record company / record company number / UPC number / year of release / format . Not possible? Then a MARK record? word, tab separated? Excel?
  • Academic Institutions

  • Musicologists send an essay or give a talk. Tell us about your area of expertise.
  • Music schools can stage a recital, performance or seminar.
  • Let’s hear from some Middle Eastern Studies Departments!
  • Organizations

  • We would love to hear from any and all Cultural organizations.
  • Let your membership know about the project.
  • You could host a talk, a concert, or post info on your website.
  • Broadcasters

  • Host a show. Host an entire Day devoted to Muslim World Music.
  • Venues
  • Present an act.
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