AMERICAN CULTURAL PRESERVATION IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
In this feature, Grammy-award winning producer Steve Rosenthal, former owner of the legendary Magic Shop recording studio, sits down with groundbreaking R&B music producer Leo Sacks, award-winning producer Stewart Lerman, and Sommor McCoy, founder of the Mixtape Museum, to discuss how archival material can be refreshed and renewed, and the next wave in digitizing and preserving music.
As the founder of the Mixtape Museum, Sommer McCoy is dedicated to advancing the public understanding and preservation of the art of the mixtape, as well as the sourcing and etymology of music and the history of hip hop. She believes the past can and should inform the future—and we couldn't agree more. After 50 years in the music business, Leo Sacks has worked with hundreds of artists, including some of the most pivotal R&B acts of all time, like Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Diana Ross. As a producer, he has also worked for Sony Masterworks, helping both with new and archival recordings. One of the most in-demand producers of all-time, Stewart Lerman has collaborated with the Roaches, Nekko Case, and Elvis Castello (among many others) and worked as a curator behind the music of Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s Vinyl, and The Royal Tenenbaums (among, again, many many others).
Bringing this group of music industry legends together, this conversation is a must listen for audiophiles, music obsessives, and NYC culture enthusiasts.