2011 National Recording Registry Selections Announced
The Library of Congress has named 25 selections to the 2011 National Recording Registry, including the conducting debut of GRAMMY-winning composer Leonard Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic, GRAMMY-nominated journalist Fred W. Friendly and GRAMMY winner Edward R. Murrow's I Can Hear It Now, Prince & The Revolution's GRAMMY-winning soundtrack Purple Rain, and Donna Summer's "I Feel Love." The list also includes recordings from artists such as Bo Diddley, Love, Patsy Montana, Booker T. & The MG's, and the Vince Guaraldi Trio, 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. (5/24)
Rdio To Directly Compensate Artists?
Music subscription service Rdio is working on a plan that would directly compensate recording artists for bringing in new subscribers, according to a Billboard.biz report. By paying artists directly, Rdio's goal is to add transparency while distributing more revenue directly to artists. While details on when the program would launch and the amount artists would be paid have not been revealed, the report noted the cost could be as much as $10 per new subscriber. (5/24)