Press Mentions

The Foundation’s work has received attention in various press outlets. Read below for some of the highlights!

The Day the Music Burned,” by Jody Rosen, The New York Times Magazine (November 6, 2019)


Archiving failures have left untold numbers of analog masters damaged and in states of decay.

Jack White Explores History of Paramount Records,” New York Times (October 25, 2013)

Summary: NRPF board member Jack White helped design “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records,” a boxed set that contains 800 tracks in MP3 format, as well as vinyl records and other materials.

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ concert at NYC's Town Hall celebrates folk music,” by Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times (September 30, 2013)


a noble, incredibly important cultural cause

‘Llewyn Davis’ Concert to Benefit Recording Preservation,” New York Times (September 27, 2013)

Just How Much of Musical History Has Been Lost to History?,” The Atlantic (September 26, 2013)


Untold tons of original recordings have fallen into the dumpster of history since Thomas Edison perfected the phonograph 125 years ago.

T Bone Burnett Says He’s Taking ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Concert on the Road,” The Wrap (September 1, 2013)

Joel and Ethan Coen, T Bone Burnett Present "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'" Concert,” Nonesuch (August 19, 2013)

“A New Effort to Save the Sounds of American History,” Wisconsin Public Radio (August 16, 2013)

Summary: A new public-private project is working to find and preserve audio recordings that tell the story of American culture and history.

Jack White Donates $200,000 To National Recording Preservation Foundation,” by Lars Brandle, Billboard (July 29, 2013)


Sam Brylawski, the chairman of the National Recording Preservation Board, says he hopes White’s “extraordinarily generous donation inspires many others, especially those in the recording business—record companies, artists, songwriters, and others—to follow his lead to help ensure that we are able to preserve and make accessible recent and historical recordings at risk of loss.”

Jack White Donates $200,000 for Sound Preservation Effort,” by Erin Coulehan, Rolling Stone (July 29, 2013)


[The NRPF will] inspire others in the music industry to contribute.

Jack White’s gift boosts launch of National Recording Preservation Foundation,” Washington Post (July 28, 2013)