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Topic: How are you archiving your music?

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    How are you archiving your music?

    The other day I was cleaning and reorganizing things, and I found a piece I had written 40 years ago (almost to the day). It's ink on manuscript paper and seems to have suffered little or no damage despite the passing of many decades.

    How well will our digital files survive in the ensuing decades?

    Will computers of the future recognize our old file formats? Will they recognize CDs? How about DVDs? Will GPO v75 be able to play our old files?

    We're all putting a lot of man-hours into creating digital music. But are we taking the steps to preserve it?

    - k
    "An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have, but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them."

    - Andy Warhol

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    Re: How are you archiving your music?

    I think at least one printed copy (safe from the terrors of magnets and electromagnetic pulses), one digital CD (safe from tearing and age), and one internet copy (as safe from fire and flood as the datacenter that stores it) might work.

    The United States Archives for copyrighted works ought to be a safe place too, eh?


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