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Forbes Features Starchive’s Work with the Bob Dylan Music Company
Our work with our first client, the Bob Dylan Music Company, caught the attention of Forbes. Starchive, the latest in media asset management, enabled Dylan’s team to easily organize and play audio, video, and photo files, in addition to records of physical notebooks and lyric sheets.
Starchive excels in tapping the potential of all types of digital assets. The archive included footage from Dylan’s 1965 and 1966 tours, and we turned the footage into still frames, rendered in high-res TIF files. Previously, few high-quality images of Dylan’s life were accessible. Now, high-quality audio, photo, and video are at the company’s fingertips, and the original file metadata, or information about permission and dates, stays intact.
Our CEO, Richard Averitt, says: “Even the folks that have worked with Dylan for years have said, ‘oh wow’ at emerging material that has changed or enriched their ideas and helped round out the story.”
Read the full story about our work with Bob Dylan here.
You’re an artist and your gigs have been canceled. You’re a manager scrambling to support your artists during this unprecedented time. You’re a content creator stuck at home staring at your stacks of hard drives and thinking about what to do next. What can you be doing to set yourself up for success right now?
If you’re looking to move your media into the cloud, you might be wondering how long you’re going to have to babysit your upload. Three minutes? Three hours? Three years? To help you get a sense of how long it will take, here are five things you need to know about upload.
Why does it take so long to upload to the cloud? Upload is more than just sending information from one place to another, and there are numerous factors that play into upload time. Here’s a handy overview of what goes into an upload to help you estimate how long it might take to move your media into the cloud.
Our media collections are only getting bigger, not smaller. So the longer we wait to get the mess managed, the more time, effort, and money it’s going to take to get the mess managed. And if you’re running a business, that can have a huge impact.