asovran on 09/12/2012 at 11:30AM
Calling all independent musicians and record collectors from Ontario, Canada! If you're an independent musician, involved in the music industry in any way or are just a huge fan of music, we need your help:
The Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) will collect and preserve new and older independent music from across the province of Ontario, Canada including releases that were only issued in limited runs on cassette and vinyl. Through a Creative Commons license listeners will have free access to all content on the archive, giving them the chance to dig into Ontario's musical past while also discovering new independent artists in all creative styles. The project is being undertaken by the National Campus and Community Radio Association (www.ncra.ca) in partnership with the Music Association of Canada, and is funded by a similar grant to what got the FMA up and running.
We're particularly looking for music that's not easily accesible online or that's in danger of being lost or forgotten about, but anything that is underrepresented and sufficiently Ontarian is welcome on the archive.
The full site is expected to go live this December. In the meantime, check out:
:: The OIMA website
:: Facebook group
:: OIMA @ the National Campus and Community Radio Association (information about Regional Archive Coordinators)