Over 800 Austin City Limits performances to be preserved by Rock and Roll Hallof Fame
KLRU (Austin PBS) has been sitting on 37 years worth of a gold-mine and has recently struck a partnership to preserve it, paying dividends to future generations.
On Thursday, the television station announced a partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum to create the Austin City Limits Collection, which will include over 800 recorded Austin City Limits performances from 1975 to present day.
People who have jobs cool enough to count this material as a research and educational resource rejoice! The collection intends to serve those studying musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, the music industry, television and American history, among other subjects.
“Austin City Limits uniquely represents more than three decades of some of modern music’s most significant artists and their performances — from iconic musicians to cutting-edge talent,” said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, in a press release.
“We are honored to have our collection preserved in perpetuity at the Museum," said Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits. “We are the longest running music television show in history and intend to keep doing it well into the future. “
For more information on the project, visit http://rockhall.com/library/resources/acl/