James Billington

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Prince's Purple Rain preserved by National Recording Registry

    No matter how well (or poorly) you think Prince and the Revolution's Purple Rain has aged over the years, the Library Of Congress has just seen to it that the Purple One's seminal 1984 album will live on forever. Purple Rain, along with 24 other recordings, has just been selected for induction i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2006

    Celebrate American (and Minnesotan) song Tuesday

    From our email (arriving too late for publication), here's a press release for a Tuesday event that's probably a lot more interesting than it sounds: 'LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS JAMES H. BILLINGTON AND BARITONE THOMAS HAMPSON CELEBRATE "CREATIVITY ACROSS AMERICA" WITH 11-CITY CONCERT TOUR. The internati ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2002

    The .14 Cent Solution

    New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio