• The Stories Behind ‘Y.M.C.A,' ‘Cheap Trick At Budokan' & ‘Wichita Lineman'

    7 days ago - By Billboard

    With the nation largely hunkered down amid the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Library of Congress hopes the Wednesday arrival of the 2020 National Recording Registry - which includes Tina Turner's Private Dancer, Cheap Trick at Budokan , Whitney Houston's rendition of Dolly Parton's “I Will Always Love You,” Dr. Dre's debut album The Chronic and the Village People's “Y.M.C.A.” - is right on time to inspire a stay-at-home playlist.
    “Music is an art form that has a unique power to bring people together and inspire people,” Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden tells Billboard. “We...
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  • News: BMI Congratulates its Class of 2019 National Recording Registry Inductees

    7 days ago - By BMI

    This morning, the Library of Congress announced the newest works to be listed in the prestigious National Recording Registry, with several BMI songwriters and composers receiving the honors. The inductions will become part of an elite group of recordings destined for special preservation and scholarship attention due to their “cultural, historic and aesthetic significance to American society and the nation's audio heritage.” Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden added to this description with, “The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape. It...
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