JACK WHITE DONATES LARGE AMOUNT TO MUSIC FOUNDATION

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According to Billboard, Jack White from the White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather, has donated $200,000 to the National Recording Preservation Foundation. The NRPF is explained as: “a public/private partnership established to preserve and make accessible the recorded sounds of the United States… The NRPF is uniquely positioned to raise the necessary funds, marshal the expertise of skilled professionals, and reach out to the recorded sound community to build support for preserving our nation’s audio treasures.”

NRPF Executive Director, Gerald Seligman, commented on White’s donation saying, “it is our first and therefore provides the welcome opportunity to go from talk about the needs and priorities of audio preservation to concerted action. With this contribution we can now put up our basic structure, begin enacting the preservation plan – and give out our first grants. We’re committed to doing that right away, and certainly within the coming months.”

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