2009 National Recording Registry Selections Announced

2009 National Recording Registry Selections Announced

2009 National Recording Registry Selections Announced
Bill Cosby's GRAMMY-winning album I Started Out As A Child, the original cast recording of "Gypsy," a GRAMMY Hall Of Fame selection, and Tupac Shakur's "Dear Mama" were among the 25 selections named to the 2009 National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. The list includes recordings from artists such as Cliff Edwards, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, and R.E.M., among others. The LOC selects 25 recordings annually that are at least 10 years old and "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Nominations come from members of the LOC Preservation Board, which includes The Recording Academy, and online suggestions from the public. (6/23)

Microsoft Launches Bing Music Search Engine
Microsoft has launched an entertainment-based section for its Bing search engine, which will give users the ability to stream any song contained in the Zune music library in its entirety. The search engine will display a summary of details including a list of upcoming tour dates and locations, a full discography, latest Twitter feeds, video, news, lyrics, and links to purchase music from Amazon, iTunes or Zune when users search for an artist, track or album. The Bing entertainment service will also feature a homepage highlighting new releases, a list of top-selling artists and top songs by genre. (6/23)

 

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