re·​cord·​ing | \ ri-ˈkȯr-diŋ How to pronounce recording (audio) \

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The recording, however, also served to remove the ballet all the more from its Andalusian Roma roots. Mark Swed,, "Review: L.A. Phil’s newly promoted Bortolameolli casts a flamenco spell at the Bowl," 12 July 2019 In the story by VRT NWS, which focuses on Dutch and Flemish speaking Google Assistant users, the broadcaster reviewed a thousand or so recordings, 153 of which had been captured accidentally. James Vincent, The Verge, "Yep, human workers are listening to recordings from Google Assistant, too," 11 July 2019 As with the visual art that accompanies the recordings, the music of Baroness is part of an elaborate and richly realized vision. John Adamian,, "Baroness bringing its colorful metal to the Webster," 5 July 2019 The fire on June 1, 2008, destroyed anywhere from 120,000 to 175,000 master recordings, The New York Times reported last month in an investigation that shook the music industry. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "What did we lose in the Universal Music fire that blazed through archives in 2008?," 4 July 2019 On Sunday, reports broke that BMLG had been acquired by Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings for $300 million, essentially giving Braun ownership of all of Swift’s master recordings, from her eponymous debut album to 2017’s reputation. Rachel Desantis,, "Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun: Inside the Drama Surrounding the Manager's $300 Million Purchase," 1 July 2019 Phoenix Police Department Officer Tommy Thompson also on Monday night released the same 15 recordings, plus three more. J. Edward Moreno, azcentral, "Phoenix 911 calls document threats to officers in viral video," 1 July 2019 As noted by Rolling Stone, Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group is the owner of all of Taylor’s master recordings, dating back to her 2006 debut studio album through Reputation in 2017. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Taylor Swift Responds to Scooter Braun's Acquisition of Former Record Label, Big Machine Label Group," 30 June 2019 Officials have not release requested 911 recordings, dash cam video or body cam footage as of Friday afternoon. Kaylee Remington,, "Beachwood police, officials won’t discuss why officer opened fire on shoplifting suspect at Beachwood Place," 28 June 2019

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1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recording was in 1910

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English Language Learners Definition of recording

: music, sounds, or images that have been stored on a record, CD, computer, etc., so that they can be heard or seen again
: the act or process of storing sounds or images on tape or a disk


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