update 8:46 AM 3/20/12
It is interesting to note on the new commercial releases of Metroplitan Opera Historic Broadcast Series on the Sony label makes no mention of Long Tail Audio LLC in the booklet credits. Instead, each employee of Long Tail Audio is mentioned as if they were individual independent contractors and or employees of Sony/BMG. However, a quick review of their web-site indicates the studio is handling all this work.
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IRS policy regarding conflicts of interest for not for profit operations:
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New York City Guidelines for Not For Profit Organizations and Conflicts of Interest. The guidelines are written by then Attorney General for the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo:
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From the Long Tail Audio LLC "Current Projects" section of their web-site:
The Metropolitan Opera has tapped Long Tail Audio to restore sources and master the Metropolitan Opera's 125th Anniversary CD. Producer Grace Row has worked closely with engineers I-Hua Tseng and Andreas Meyer of Meyer-Media on the project. The CD will be released commercially.
The Metropolitan Opera has entrusted Long Tail Audio LLC to restore and revive the legendary 75-year broadcast history of the The Metropolitan Opera. These restorations have been utilized for Sirius Satellite Radio's Met Opera channel, Rhapsody's on-demand digital music service and are being ingested into The Metropolitan Opera's in house network system.