Collection 2012-023 - Solar Audio Recording Studio Collection

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Solar Audio Recording Studio Collection

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  • Sound recording
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CA NSHDA 2012-023

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  • [ca. 1975]-[ca. 2003] (Creation)
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    Solar Audio & Recording Limited.

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60 m of sound recordings

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Biographical history

Solar Audio & Recording Limited was a recording studio based founded by Russell Brannon. The studio operated on Hunter Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Over twenty years, the company recorded hundreds of musicians and musical groups. The studio also served as a distributor for many local acts.

In 1986, Solar Audio & Recording Limited was sued by Sound Images, Incorporated, a recording studio based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sound Images purchased a sound console from Solar Audio and sued the company in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia when the console could not be installed as planned. Associate Chief Justice Ian H. M. Palmeter dismissed the charges after concluding that "something happened to the console after the time it was shipped by Solar to Cincinnati."

Custodial history

Collection was donated by Thom Fitzgerald in 2012.

Scope and content

Collection contains sound recordings made at the former Solar Audio Recording Studio on Cunard Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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November 2012

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This collection description comes from the <a href="http://findingaids.library.dal.ca/">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.

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