National Recording Registry Class of 2023 Inductees


National recording Registry Class of 2023 Inductees

By: Garrett Levin, DiMA President and CEO

April 12, 2023

The Digital Media Association and its member companies congratulate the artists, songwriters, and composers of the Class of 2023 Inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. Each year, the National Recording Registry honors those creators and their works that have helped to shape the nation’s musical legacy. This year’s class of inductees reflects a unique and historic variety of recorded music, including “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee, the perennial Christmas favorite, “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey, the very first recording ever inducted from a video game, “Super Mario Bros. Theme” by Koji Kondo and albums Like A Virgin by Madonna, All Hail the Queen by Queen Latifah, Déjà vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Very First Mariachi Recordings by Cuarteto Coculense.

The diversity of recordings from the Class of 2023 is sure to catch the attention of music fans both young and old from around the globe. Some might recognize their favorites from recent years. Others may be surprised to find hidden gems or some new-to-them golden oldies to fall in love with. Whether it’s a recent chart topper or a blast from the past, the ability to explore new music and re-discover old tracks has been amplified by streaming. Listeners have music from different generations, genres, and geographies at their fingertips, thanks to streaming’s unprecedented access to entire catalogs and personalized recommendations that support artists and engage listeners.

The music honored by the National Recording Registry in the Class of 2023 inductees emphasizes why music fans love streaming, and how increasingly diverse listening habits are expanding opportunities for artists and fans alike through the exploration encouraged by streaming. Thanks to streaming services, you have the ability to discover or rediscover these tracks right now, right from home.

DiMA’s 2023 Fan Engagement Report explored how fans value these opportunities for discovery, and that streaming’s tailored yet flexible environment is at the heart of what fans love.  Take the time to check out playlists on each of DiMA’s members featuring the 2023 inductees. You may be surprised by what you discover.

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