2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Preservation Tips for DIY Labels & Indie Bands

Thursday, March 17
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10B
531 E 4th St


Technological developments in the past 20 years have made it easy for bands and labels to succeed with little more than laptops and Dropbox. Unfortunately, very few people know how to prevent losing the work of their band, or their label. This presentation will focus on practical physical and digital preservation techniques for indie bands and record labels. Beginning with the results of a survey we conducted on how DIY record labels keep track of their work, we will present concrete solutions to preservation issues faced by labels and bands, whether their work lives on a hard drive or on a series of cassettes stashed in a closet.

Hashtags: #sxsw #preserveit


Jessica Thompson at SXSW

Jessica Thompson

Mastering & Restoration Engineer

Coast Mastering

Grammy-nominated mastering and restoration engineer and archiving specialist Jessica Thompson has digitized, restored and revived historic recordings from the Bottom Line, Caffe Lena, Erroll Garner...

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Norie Guthrie at SXSW

Norie Guthrie

Archivist Librarian

Rice University

Norie Guthrie is an archivist and special collections librarian at the Woodson Research Center, Rice University. Her current project is digitizing and creating descriptive metadata for audio reels ...

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Scott Carlson at SXSW

Scott Carlson

Metadata Coord

Rice University

Scott Carlson is the Metadata Coordinator at Fondren Library, Rice University. He received his MLIS from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and an Archives Certificate in Digital Stewa...

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Sean Bohrman at SXSW

Sean Bohrman


Burger Records

Burger Records is a rock n roll philanthropic quasi-religious borderline-cultish propaganda spreading group of suburban perma-teen mutants!!!


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