November 17, 2022

Congressman Castro Seeks Public Suggestions for Songs from Latino Artists to Nominate for National Recording Registry

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) is requesting public submissions for songs from Latino artists that should be inducted in the National Recording Registry. The National Recording Registry is a federal archive managed by the Library of Congress that works to preserve sounds with cultural and historical significance to the United States.

“For generations, songs from Latino artists have formed the soundtrack to American life. As the Library of Congress works to enshrine the great sounds of the United States into our nation’s historical record, public nominations to the National Recording Registry will shine a spotlight on the Latino artists who have left an indelible mark on our nation. As a child of the ‘70s, I’m especially excited to see nominations from young adults who can add the songs of their childhood to our nation’s playlist,” said Congressman Castro.

To qualify for nomination, songs must be at least ten years old. Songs must be submitted to by November 26, 2022. Please check the National Recording Registry to avoid submitting duplicates.

Members of the public can also submit songs directly to the Library of Congress here. Nominations submitted to Congressman Castro will be considered for his official Congressional recommendations to the Librarian of Congress.