ERNIE BAYLY (1925- 2004). He was formerly the editor of 'The Hillandale News' the Journal of the City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society, and later the editor and publisher of the 'Talking Machine Review, International'. He has also written numerous articles about various aspects of the sound recordings industry and published "The Story of 'Nipper' and the "His Master's Voice' picture" and "The EMI Collection" and other monographs about the talking machine and record collecting.
The late Michael Kinnear (1945-2019) a discographer and private researcher was deeply involved in research into the origins and development of the early sound recording industry, particularly in regard to annotating the sound recordings of India, Asia and the Middle East, along with investigating which companies and manufacturers produced the recordings on a vast array of labels. Over the past several decades Michael had been engaged as a special consultant to major record companies and published a number of articles in a variety of journals, giving talks on the subject in Australia, England and India. In 1990, Michael helped establish The Society of Indian Record Collectors, in Mumbai, and published numerous articles and discographies in 'The Record News', the Journal of the Society. His is author of: A Discography of Hindustani and Karnatic Music (1985), The Gramophone Company's First Indian Recordings, 1899-1907 (1994; 2nd ed., 2016), The Gramophone Company's Persian Recordings, 1899-1934 (2000; 2nd ed., 2019), The Gramophone Company's Persian Recordings 1899-1934, (Safhah-haye Farsi Shirkat Gramophone), (Farsi - Persian Version, 2007), The Gramophone Company's Indian Recordings, 1908-1910 (2000; 2nd ed., PDF 2021), The Zon-o-phone Record - A Discography (2001, 2nd ed., PDF 2021), Nicole Record - A Discography, 1903-1906 (2001; 2nd ed., PDF 2021), The 78 rpm Record Labels of India (2003; 2nd ed., 2016), Sangeet Ratna - The Jewel of Music - Khan Sahib Abdul Karim Khan - A Bio-Discography (2003, 2nd ed., PDF 2022). Michael Kinnear received the ARSC Awards for Best Historical Research in Record Labels in 2017 for - 'The Gramophone Company's First Indian Recordings, 1899-1907', and in 2020 for 'The Gramophone Company's Persian Recordings, 1899-1934'. He also received the ARSC Award for Lifetime Achievement & Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings in 2018.