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It's fun to stay at... the Library of Congress
Village People’s YMCA, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer and the original 1964 Broadway cast recording of Fiddler On The Roof are among the 25 recordings to be inducted into America's National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress this year. Dusty Springfield’s 1969 album Dusty In Memphis and Whitney Houston’s cover of Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You have also been added to the select library of recordings. The full list of the 25 recordings added this year can be seen here. The same number are added annually.
Octiive founder joins wearable music tech firm
Mictic AG, the manufactured of new wearable tech that allows users to make music with their body movements, has a new CEO. Octiive (formerly MondoTunes) founder Mershad Javan is taking over the role from co-founder Rolf Hellat, who will now focus "on fine tuning the product and user experience".
'Cause we're taking Joyner Lucas to the Reservoir
Reservoir has signed artist, songwriter, and producer Joyner Lucas to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement includes the two-time Grammy-nominated artist's entire catalogue, including new album ADHD, due out on March 27.
Peermusic promotes counsel
Timothy Cohan has been named Peermusic's Chief Counsel. The promotion is effective immediately.
Andrew Petroff enjoys Concord takeoff
Concord Music Publishing has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Andrew Petroff. The deal for the Sheryl Crow, Phillip Larue and Devon Gilfillian collaborator covers his full catalogue going forward.